FINAL DRAFT OF NEWBURYPORT’S UPDATED OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION PLAN 2020 AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW THROUGH 6/19/20June 15, 2020
City of Newburyport
60 Pleasant Street • P.O. Box 550
Newburyport, MA 01950
Donna D. Holaday
June 12, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Geordie Vining, Senior Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL DRAFT OF NEWBURYPORT’S UPDATED OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION PLAN 2020 AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW THROUGH 6/19/20
Newburyport – The final draft of Newburyport’s Open Space and Recreation Plan 2020 (OSRP) is available for review and comment through Friday 6/19/20 on the City’s website at: https://www.cityofnewburyport.com/planning-development/open-space-and-recreation-plan-2020. Comments should be sent to Newburyportopenspaceplan@gmail.com.
The plan must be submitted to the state Division of Conservation Services by the end of June in order for the City to be eligible for various grant programs supporting parks and open space.
Building on over 450 citizens’ survey responses and input from multiple discussions with various stakeholders, the updated OSRP articulates Newburyport’s goals and objectives for the community’s parks and open space and provides the framework of a five-year action plan. In general, the 2020 OSRP demonstrates the continuity of Newburyport’s interests, concerns, goals, and objectives for parks and open space and initiatives to enhance the community’s quality of life. The OSRP updates existing conditions and accomplishments, and 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. The OSRP has been developed by the City’s consultant the BETA Group, Inc. with support from a CPA grant from the Community Preservation Committee and the City Council.
For more information, contact Geordie Vining, Senior Project Manager in Newburyport’s Planning Office, at email@example.com.