General Josiah Pickett Memorial Grove dedicated at Rockland Trust Plaza
WORCESTER — City officials gathered at the Rockland Have confidence in Plaza Sunday early morning to devote a permanent memorial to Gen. Josiah Pickett, a Civil War leader and longtime Worcester public servant.
With Civil War Union soldier re-enactor Kevin Tucker retelling the background of Pickett, the official dedication of the General Josiah Pickett Memorial Grove was held at the plaza off Green Avenue.
The memorial is component of Rockland Believe in Plaza, an open-air space at 45 Eco-friendly St. that connects Polar Park to activity downtown and the Canal District.
The plaza was previously known as General Pickett Plaza in honor of Worcester native Gen. Josiah Pickett of the 25th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War and the city’s previous postmaster. The Scheduling Board in February 2021 authorized the design for the new plaza and after partnering with the lender Rockland Trust, the plaza is now publicly recognized as Rockland Rely on Plaza.
The city plans to schedule programming in the plaza including food vans, are living performances and modest occasions.
The plaza also characteristics a water fountain built as a tribute to the Blackstone Canal. The fountain has a significant stone at the top rated of a replica canal with water that pours from the stone and goes down a sequence of smaller falls with Polar Park obviously seen driving the plaza.
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