Open Space & Recreation Committee

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Upcoming Events

Open Space & Recreation Kick-Off Meeting
Monday, April 26, 2021
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The Open Space and Recreation Committee was formulated to create and implement an Open Space and Recreation Plan for the City which will: 

  1. Ensure the existence, smart use, and access to open space in perpetuity
  2. Ensure that contiguous areas, functions, and values that depend on them are maintained
  3. Propose a process for agreements with abutters with shared use/conservation interests for enhancing open space
  4. Recommend planned city growth and business development in a way that fully contemplates and strives to maintain the functions, values, uses, and vision for open space in Gloucester 
  5. Establish a criteria and process for ceding open space to development or dedicated use
  6. Promote awareness and use of open spaces through a descriptive inventory of open spaces

The Committee consists of 7 members, each serving a 3-year term.

in 2011, the Committee completed an update of the City’s 2011-2017 Open Space and Recreation Plan. The Plan includes a list of beaches, parks, playgrounds, and other open space in the City.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meeting.
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Meeting results are available, following approval.
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First NameLast NameAddressTelephoneTitleTo Expire
HeidiWakeman7 Wise Place(978) 282-6509ChairFebruary 14, 2024
NoelMann12 Dorset Drive(978) 283-4778N/AFebruary 14, 2024
DanMorris363 Essex Avenue
N/AFebruary 14, 2023
DaveSargent637 Essex Avenue(978) 281-3981Fulfilling Patty Amaral’s termFebruary 14, 2024