Cookson Park was founded in 1936 and is named after the late Worcester mayor Walter Cookson. The park features a baseball field, woodland paths, benches, a picnic area, a swingset, and a sandbox. This spring the College of the Holy Cross is donating a brand new playground.
On April 20th, Working for Worcester volunteers tackled a variety of tasks at Cookson Park. First off, they finished the entrance kiosk, which now has a map of the park under glass. Next, they painted a bright Cookson Park sign at the back of the park, cleared existing trails, marked new trails, removed trash, and performed landscaping at the entranceways of the park. The largest project at the site was the construction of several information poles throughout the park for the nature trail, which marks areas of the park with notable natural elements. Over 40 volunteers teamed up with the Friends of Cookson Park organization to prepare the park for summer and construct these exciting new trails!
Cite co-managers Hannah Corbin and Claire Koepke planned and coordinated all aspects of this project at Cookson Park. To learn more about Hannah, Claire and the rest of the Working for Worcester managing team, click here.
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