City Parks in Winter

There is a serene type of beauty in the winter landscape, especially when the sun is casting long blue shadows across the snow. The absence of leaves on the deciduous trees also opens up views not seen during the warmer seasons. I decided to take photos of several city parks here in Worcester, Massachusetts, during this chilly but scenic time of year. Landscape architects designed (and/or redesigned) all of the parks pictured below.

A stone lion keeps watch over the entrance to Colombo Park.


My company, EarthDesign Landscape Architecture LLC, designed some additions and renovations to Colombo Park, which will be completed later this year.

Elm Park, established in the late 1800s, has numerous walkways, picnic areas, and three connected ponds which are used for skating in winter.
A red bridge & yellow willow branches add color to the landscape at Elm Park.

A view in Elm Park toward the historic Fire Alarm & Telegraph Building


Newton Hill, which is part of Elm Park, is in the background of the photo above. EarthDesign prepared a master trails plan for Newton Hill.

The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Green Hill Park
Perennials, ornamental grasses, and shrubs provide winter interest at the Veterans' Memorial site.
A walkway meanders along the pond at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Green Hill Park.
City Hall is visible through the trees in the historic Common in winter.
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