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Worcester,Mass - Places of the Past, Pinehurst Park
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Located on the Auburn/Worcester line, near present day James St.
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Mike Desrosiers - Report this comment
This was actually in Auburn I believe, along Pinehurst Ave to the city line.
While a member of the Worcester Parks Commission I found several old postcards that were noted as Pinehurst park Worcester, MA. We researched this at the Parks Dept and could find no mention anywhere of such park in Worcester.
While researching info about defunct amusement parks in New England, I came across the same picture(from a postcard) of the rollercoaster at Pinehurst park. Apparently, the park, on the Auburn-Worcester line, was quite an attraction for folks around the turn of the (20th) century. Very little information exists about it today. It would be great if anyone with any info about the park could shed some light on the subject.
Jack Couhig - Report this comment
A good friend of mine lives on the worcester and auburn line and is sure he knows where pinehust park used to be. Located at the auburn town line where s.ludlow street in worcester becomes pinhurst steet in auburn is a cardboard box factory. If you take a rigt at the side of the box factory on a small dirt road heading tword burnett street, shortly past the truck parking area but prior to the old railroad tracks is apath into the woods that weaves its way through numerous old small foundations that were supposed to be parts of the old pinehurst park.
I used to go to school where this park was located. It is in Auburn around the Julia Bancroft school, which was built in 1917, so this park must have been really old!
Chester Clarke - Report this comment
I have a black & white Pinehurst Park, Worcester, Mass. postcard that may help, somewhat, in locating the park. It looks like the entrance was on a large, major street, with trolley tracks. The park appears to have had its own trolley stop. I am emailing the image for you to use, if you want to.
Brian- July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Ben Mayo: The is old. I have a relative who wrote wrote in a diary, that she went to the park twice (once on memorial day), in 1906. But she didn't indicate where it was.
Russell Barnes- February 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I Thank it was in both Town
R Barnes- March 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I think in both Town. Sorry for that
peg- June 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Park located mostly in Auburn. Map shows "Jamesville Pond" which is now empty and has been since dam on Kettle Brook broke. The park was further down where S Ludlow meets Pinehurst Ave. I lived on Pinehust Ave from 1943 until 1973 and believe it was mostly behind the house on the even numbered side of Pinehurst Ave. from 2 to about 38 Pinehust Ave. Most of the property behind these house is not cleared to water. My frien grew up at 40. Her family land was cleared to water as 42,44 and beyond.
Jeff- June 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I am very interested in finding the location of this park, as I am fascinated by the lack of details. I live in Auburn and went by the box factory as suggested by Jack Couhig today to try and find a path but was unsuccesful. Any details on where to find the park would be most appreciated!
Jack Couhig- January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
a quick look at Worcester county land title book 4854 page 143, "Pinehurst Park" is mentioned by name. I have also tried to attach a picture
gman- December 18, 2012 - Report this comment
There was a pinehurst park on the shawsheen river in billerica at the turn of the last century and it had a trolly stop was pretty much destroyed during the hurricane of 38
Paul- October 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Jack Couhig is right. I grew up on Clover Street and used to explore that area. There are old cement foundations in the woods behind the now defunct box factory. The park was not in Worcester, it was in Auburn, right on the line.
Walter- January 13, 2018 - Report this comment
Try searching for "Pinehurst Park in Auburn indeed had its charms" on the T&G website for an article (based primarily on an interview with Auburn Historical Society president Sari Bitticks) for details about the location and history of the park.

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