Faculty Advisor

Dehner, Corey

Faculty Advisor

Rosbach, Derren

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


The Park Spirit organization developed a 14 mile urban hiking trail that incorporates 20 of Worcester’s green spaces. The trail, known as the East-West Trail, was hidden in the heart of Worcester and Park Spirit needed help in promoting and enhancing the experience for people hiking the trail. Consequently, the goal of this project was to identify whether and why people were using the East-West Trail through interviews, focus groups, surveys, and participatory research. We then created an application that would facilitate increased usage of the trail. Additionally, we developed a physical brochure for non-technical users and organized a promotional event on the trail.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies