Open Space and Recreation Plan Hearings – Round 2

As you may recall, in November and December, the City DPW&P held the first round of open space and recreation plan hearings.

The City contractors and staff synthesize public comments from these meetings into a 7 year open space plan to guide projects, grants, groups and planning.

Here’s what the current open space plan looks like.  Here are the comments I heard at the D4 and D5 meetings last month.

There will be another round of hearings to get further comments and hone the plan.

Note that you are most welcome to attend any meeting, and you are encouraged to comment.  While there’s a meeting held in each district of the city, anyone can attend any meeting and comment about any part of the city.

Whether you visit, work, or live in Worcester — please come and give input on what you want to see for parks, recreation, open space, trails, trees, gardens, sidewalks, cemeteries… You name it!

We need you to come, bring a friend or two, and give your input!!

Here’s when the meetings will be held:

Tuesday, January 15, 4:15pm until 5:45pm, City Hall, 3rd Floor, Levi Lincoln Chamber, with the Commission on Disability

Thursday, January 17, 6:00 PM at Meeting Room A, Parks & Recreation Commission Administrative Office, 50 Skyline Drive, with sports leagues and organizations

Thursday, January 24, 6:30 PM at Clark University, Grace Conference Room, 1st Floor, 950 Main Street (District 4)

Monday, January 28, 6:30 PM at Beaver Brook Park Community House, 9 Mann Street (District 5)

Thursday, January 31, 6:30 PM at Meeting Room A, Parks & Recreation Commission Administrative Office, 50 Skyline Drive (District 2)

Monday, February 4, 6:30 PM at Bancroft School Multi-Purpose Room, 110 Shore Drive (District 1)

Monday, February 11, 6:30 PM at Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Program Room, 414 Massasoit Road (District 3)

I will try to attend the meetings that happen on Mondays.  If someone else is attending another meeting, and wants to take notes to be posted on the blog, let me know!

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