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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Weston's Open Space & Recreation Plan Approved by State


Weston’s Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee completed the 2017 Weston Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) in June. The OSRP serves as a tool to help Weston to maintain and improve its green infrastructure, such as conservation land, trails, working farms and forests, wildlife habitat, streams and ponds, parks, playing fields and courts, and swimming facilities. Planning for this green infrastructure is as important to the economic future of a community as is planning for schools, roads, and wastewater infrastructure.  

The OSRP received approval from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, which means that Weston is now eligible for state grants to help fund open space and recreation projects and programs. Highlights of Weston’s plan include: 

an inventory of Weston’s open spaces and recreation facilities

  • a 7-year action plan based on 5 overarching goals
  • descriptions of key open space and recreational resources
  • background on the community’s natural resources and conservation history
  • an evaluation of how Weston’s open spaces and recreation facilities serve people with disabilities

The Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee worked for two years with the public, Town staff, and various related committees to gather input as they prepared the updated plan.  Hard copies are available for viewing in the Land Use Department and Town Manager’s Office (Town Hall), Recreation Department (Community Center), and Weston Public Library. The plan is also available online by following the link below.
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