WORCESTER, Mass. - The City of Worcester held a ribbon cutting at Farber Field on Friday to showcase the many improvements there like a new synthetic turf field, lighting, and a new playground.

The field, off of Moreland Street, hosts soccer teams from Worcester Youth Soccer and Doherty Memorial High School.

DPW Assistant Commissioner Rob Antonelli said the city will spend another $10M in ARPA funds for five more park renovations.

“This is all about quality of life and so parks are a major form of quality of life for our school students, our seniors, for our adults, for everybody," Antonelli said.“We really saw it as part of the program when we had corona where our parks were just used all the time and these improvements just give our residents a better place to come, a safer place to play” said Antonelli.

“I think before it was just a patch of grass," District 5 City Councilor, Matt Wally, said. “They maintained it and did the best they could, but when you look at what we have today, its night and today compared to what we had” said Wally.

Worcester has invested $80 million improving its parks and fields. The city is in the process of renovating other fields right now, and is spending another $10 million.