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

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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