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Open Space & Recreation Planning
Gregg Cademartori
Planning Director

Steve Winslow
Senior Project Manager

Gloucester, MA  01930

Ph: (978) 325-5230

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Long-range planning is key in preserving resources while enhancing our residents and visitors' use and experience in Gloucester Open Spaces. Policies, guidelines, and management plans designed in conjunction with an overall plan can provide a blueprint for future decisions and actions to preserve and enhance Gloucester Open Spaces.

The Community Development Department and Open Space and Recreation Committee is pleased to release the final 2011-2017 Open Space and Recreation Plan The plan is available, section by section below.  If you wish to view a hard copy you may visit the Community Development Department or the City Clerk's Office.

North Gloucester Woods Study
The Community Development Department and the OSRC have initiated a study of the area north of Dogtown. For more information about this study go to:

North Gloucester Woods Study

Burnham's Field Phase I Improvements Project
After four years of planning and community meetings, the City will be undertaking the reconstruction of Burnham's Field beginning in April 2014. Join Mayor Kirk and Councillor Cox for the ground breaking on Saturday May 3rd at 10 am.

Tentative Project Schedule:

April 2014: Remove old play equipment and install new storm drains and water utilities

May 3rd: 10 am - Ground breaking

May 2014: Site grading and under ground utility work. Resurface Basketball courts (ball fields remain open)

Mid-June 2014: Installation of walking paths and lighting (ballfields may be intermittently closed especially during the day)

July 2014: New play structure / water spray fountain installed.

Early August 2014: Bathroom installation / hydro-seeding / landscaping.

Plans call for the work to be complete in time for the opening of the West Parish School at St Ann's in late August

Link to Plans:

Burnhams' Field Design

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