Open Space and Recreation Plan

In 2020 the City of Gloucester began planning for an update to the City's previous 2011-2017 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). Gloucester's Open Space and Recreation Plan is a tool through which a community plans for the future of its conservation and recreation resources. It allows a municipality to plan for the protection and management of “green infrastructure” of water supply, land, working farms and forests, viable wildlife habitats, parks, recreation areas, trails, and greenways with the same importance as is placed on planning for schools, roads, water, and wastewater infrastructure. OSRPs are informed by a thorough public participation process and reflect the needs of its community members. The City's Open Space & Recreation Committee oversees the development of a the City's OSRP, with the assistance of staff from the Community Development Department and consulting support from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC).  

Read the Draft Plan

Please use the links below to access the Plan and Appendices. The Public comment period on the DRAFT Plan was from May 12, 2022 to June 2, 2022 and has closed. The final plan will be available in late August. 

Full DRAFT Plan 

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Attend Open Space and Recreation Committee Meetings

Follow the City's progress towards meeting it's Open Space and Recreation goals by attending Open Space and Recreation Committee meetings. Find out about meetings of the Open Space and Recreation Committee by checking for upcoming public meetings on the City's Public Notices page, and subscribing to email alerts here