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The Friends of Newton Hill was formed to promote the restoration, maintenance, and use of the Newton Hill section of Elm Park.


The group is dedicated to maintaining the park’s natural beauty, its trails and paths.

Founded in 2001,

The Friends of Newton Hill at Elm Park is a member organization of Park Spirit of Worcester, Inc; a nonprofit 501(c)(3) park improvement organization comprised of neighbors, students, and local business volunteers. The Friends of Newton Hill are dedicated to revitalizing the 41 acre section of Elm Park in Worcester, MA.

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the history of Newton Hill at Elm Park


Sept. 2001-Present


April 2002- Present

April 2002

April 2003

May 2002-2003

June 2002

June 2002

July 2002

Aug. 2002 - Present

June 2003-Present









Sept. 2009

May 2014

March 2015

May 2015

June 2015

Oct. 2015

Green-Up Day Cleanup

Monthly Bird Walks & Documentation with Mass. Audubon

Earth Day Cleanup

Frederick Law Olmsted Presentation

Elm Park Historical Presentation

Biodiversity Days with Mass. Audubon and May St. School

Hike with botanist Robert Bertin of Holy Cross

Elm Park Field of Dreams (mulch shrubbery Rogers-Kennedy Monument)

FNH Golf Tournament

FNH/CMS X-Country 5k series

FNH Newton Square Summer Concert Series

Newton Hill Masterplan commissioned

Neighborhood Watch established (2005)

Youth Summer Work Program (which became the Park Stewards Program)

Wood for Dollar$ fundraising project

 Master Plan approved by the Parks Commission and City Council

Mass. Recreation & Park Assoc. Special Citation Award

DCR Grant for Signage & Trail Improvements

Disc Golf Course approved by Parks Commission

Disc Golf Course Playable

Edward Winslow Lincoln Memorial Grove planted at summit with WTI

Flash Beautification held to shovel snow from Newton Square basketball court

Fuller Foundation Awards Grant for Fitness Circuit

Newton Hill Fitness Circuit Approved by Parks Commission

Fitness Circuit Installed

Park Improvements

Purchased and installed trail signs and color trail markers *

Restoration of the original Summit Road

Improvements to 98% of trails and paths

All park benches repainted

Restoration of Newton Sq. WWII monument by Parks Dept.

Summit maintained

Summit pole repainted by Doherty art students

“Park Closed”signs installed

Perennial flower bed planted in Newton Square

Park Ave overgrowth removed

Fire Alarm Building grounds maintained

Basketball court repainted by United Way volunteers

 2002 and 2009



2003, 2007, 2008









*trail markers purchased through a grant from Greater Worcester Community Foundation's Youth For Community Improvement Fund