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Brian Martin- May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
A milestone in Worcester mess-ups. The bridges use to be flat and easy to cross. Well it was decided by the powers that be that there should be paddle boats for people to rent... so we'll have to raise the bridges. After too long and too much money they were done. Then someone said; "The bridges are not wheelchair accsessible!" and of course the paddle boats never arrived.
Jennifer- May 29, 2007 - Report this comment
My aunt had a wedding and we went on that bridge for a wedding photo afterwards. I deeply loved that park. Especially being excited to just cross through that bridge. I loved crossing that bridge because it was so steep.
May- December 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I Love this park.My son always look forward to the playground. We just bough a house in the area, all because of the park.
Neena- January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
My Dad proposed to my mother in the 30's on a bridge in this park.
Alan Supernor- October 19, 2008 - Report this comment
left in 1981 I remember ice skating here as a kid
jim sadowski- February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Remembering circa 1954 going to Elm Park to fish as a kid (about 10 years old). The park had an old man caretaker he was probably past 60 years of age and would chase us kids out of the park for trying to fish. He realy didn't want to catch us as he would yell from a long ways off giving us time to get out fishing gear and run off. Now wondering what he would do if he caught us, would it be going to "JAIL". That old man chased us twice then we stopped fishing at the park as we got older and found other places to fish.
Cristina Phelps- May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
The day I found out I was pregnant, my boyfriend and I snuck to the bridge after dark and sat and watched the sky and thought about hoe our life ws going to change. That bridge symbolizes the bridge of my life!!
Susan O.- September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I've always loved this park and visited it more times than I can count. My fondest memory however is one of joyful pain! At one of the benches along Park Ave. is where I felt the first twinges of labor pains that lead to the birth of my daughter.
Ken- July 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey, don't forget the Art In the Park event that is going to be here until October. Also, there are free concerts in the park every Thurs. evening through the end of August.
Rick Bottcher- July 17, 2011 - Report this comment
When I was a small boy my mother used to take me to this Elm Park. I loved the little Islands and turtles which abounded in the water. Now I live in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes but little qaint Elm Park will always be special to me.

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