Open Space and Recreation Plan Update 2020 Draft Report: Virtual Public Information Meeting

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 7:00pm

The City of Newburyport will host a virtual public informational meeting on Thursday June 4th at 7:00pm regarding the draft updated Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) along with the associated survey results and other input.  The plan articulates the community’s goals and objectives regarding parks and open space, as well as the framework of a seven-year action plan.  The plan focuses on the protection and enhancement of our heritage landscapes, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, public drinking water supplies, and overall sustainability and climate change resilience.  Over 450 citizens responded to the OSRP survey, representing a cross-section of Newburyporters from across the community.  The “Zoom” invitation to the public meeting is listed below:

Topic:                                    Newburyport Open Space & Recreation Plan 2020 Update
Time:                                     7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting:              https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113991152

Meeting ID:                          871 1399 1152
Or call:                                +1 (312) 626 6799

Open Space and Recreation Plans are necessary for the City to be eligible for state grant funding for open space preservation and park improvement projects.  The draft plan needs be completed by the end of June 2020 in order to be eligible for FY21 grants such as the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) program.  The plan will also serve as a significant guidance document for the City’s Open Space Committee, Parks Commission, Community Preservation Committee, and other City Boards and Departments.

For more information, contact Geordie Vining, Senior Project Manager in Newburyport’s Planning Office, at [email protected](Please note that phone calls are not available due to City Hall’s closure and staff working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

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