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Open Space & Recreation Planning
Gregg Cademartori
Planning Director

Steve Winslow
Senior Project Manager

Gloucester, MA  01930

Ph: (978) 325-5230
Fx: (978) xxx-xxxx

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

Stege Fort Park Beautification Plans 2017

Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken and the Stage Fort Park Advisory Committee have begun a process to consider ways to beautify Stage Fort Park in anticipation of Gloucester’s 400th anniversary. Potential improvements include:

  1. Beautifying the area between the Gentile Bandstand and Visitor’s Center;
  2. Creating a new terrace to better accommodate popular festivals and the farmers’ market; and
  3. Modifying the paved parking area nearest the Visitor’s Center. 
On Friday July 20th, 2017 an conceptual plan was presented to the community for review and comment. If you would like to comment on that plan please look at the plan provided below and contact Stephen Winslow, Mass in Motion - Cape Ann Coordinator for the City at or 978-325-5232. 

Stege Fort Park Conceptual Beautification Plan July 2017
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Here's the plan

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