Parks Department Announces Open Space Plan Meetings
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For Immediate Release
July 11, 2014
Released By:
Parks and Recreation
For More Information Contact:
Parks Department
Parks@cityofboston.gov

The City of Boston is preparing a new citywide Open Space Plan for the years 2015 to 2021.  As part of this effort, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department developed and launched a survey questionnaire to enable the public to provide input about their park use and preferences.

The Parks Department will be holding a citywide series of public meetings from July 21 to August 14 to discuss the results of the survey.  With this information the Parks Department is developing a multi-year integrated plan for open space protection and development.

 Public participation is crucial to the success of the Open Space Plan and the key ingredient to helping us make our parks and open spaces better.  The Plan looks at all public open space, regardless of ownership, including parks, playgrounds, squares, malls, urban wilds, community gardens, cemeteries, greenways, trails, thoroughfares, and harbor islands.  The Plan will also look at demographic and socio-economic data for how the use of open space can be affected in the future.

 As part of the data collection process, an environmental inventory is being compiled enabling natural areas to be targeted for protection and stewardship in a priority plan. Natural features of our parks, rivers and harbors, wildlife, geologic features, soils, and vegetation become part of this truly comprehensive Open Space Plan.

Open space advocates, parents, caregivers, and all users of Boston’s parks are invited to attend these meetings.  Dates and locations are as follows.  All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Monday, July 21

 

Harvard/ Kent Elementary School

50 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown

 

Wednesday, July 23 

 

BCYF Shelburne Community Center

2730 Washington Street, Roxbury

 

BCYF Roslindale Community Center

6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale 

 

Thursday, July 24

 

BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center

20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

 

Monday, July 28

 

Copley Branch Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street, Boston

 

Tuesday, July 29 

 

BCYF Jackson Mann Community Center

500 Cambridge Street, Allston

 

BCYF Roche Community Center,

1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury 

 

Wednesday, July 30

 

BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center

5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan

 

Adams Street Branch Library

690 Adams Street, Dorchester

 

New England Baptist Hospital Potter Conference Room

125 Parker Hill Avenue, Mission Hill (parking will be validated)

 

Thursday, July 31

 

BCYF Hyde Park Community Center

1179 River Street, Hyde Park

 

Monday, August 4

 

William Devine Golf Clubhouse

1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester

 

Wednesday, August 6

 

BCYF Paris Street Community Center

12 Paris Street, East Boston

 

BCYF Blackstone Community Center

50 West Brookline Street, Boston

 

Thursday, August 14

 

BCYF Curley Community Center Senior Center

1663 Columbia Road, South Boston

 

            For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 961-3006.

 

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