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Worcester, Mass. Parks Full of People Enjoying Spring Weather



    Worcester, Mass. parks full of people enjoying spring weather

    There were dogs catching Frisbees and rocks skipping across the water as people enjoyed the first official day of spring on Tuesday (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Melissa Toupin, Worcester, Mass.) - From throwing Frisbee's for the dog to skipping rocks across the water, people are taking advantage of the warm weather in parks in Worcester, Mass.

    “I love it I love it. Wish it was like this every year,” says Steven Gigure.

    It's the first day of spring, but warm temperatures feel more like summer.

    Monday broke records and the rest of the week is expected to follow suit.

    The fish may not be biting yet at Green Hill Pond, but that's not stopping Jim Nelson from trying.

    The Worcester man says he's trading in his snow shovel for a pole and tackle.

    “Can't complain. Doing what I love. Weather is good. I enjoy it,” Nelson says.

    The bright sun and warm temps are also bringing out the inner child for these men.

    They snuck out during their lunch break to catch a few rays and crash a few remote control cars.

    Tony Pasquale of Millbury says while he's happy to be outside, he could have stood for a few more weeks of winter before spring sprung.

    “Would like a little more snow, cold weather, then into spring. But I'll take it,” says Pasquale.

    The Green Hill golf course is in full swing. The municipal course opened early several weeks ago.

    Dedicated golfers had been out all winter, but say there's nothing like a perfect day to take a few strokes off the game.

    “Unbelievable. Eighty-two degrees later this week. Then back to reality take when you can. All I know is yard work is coming earlier this year,” says Bruce Chanski.

    Gigure of Worcester spent the day at Worcester's Lake Park with his 2-year-old daughter.

    Gigure says he's already put away the snow blowers and hopes days like Tuesday are a sign of things to come.

    “I think it's over,” he says. “Plants already coming up. Think we're over the hurdle.”