Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Committee Members


  • Prashanth Ram, At Large Member
  • Paul Gannon, Jr., At Large Member 
  • Tom Siwek, At Large Member 
  • Martha Gach, Conservation Commission Representative
  • Peter Collins, Lake Quinsigamond Commission Representative 
  • James Brown, Parks and Cemetery Commission Representative 
  • Joseph Thomas, Planning Board Representative 
  • Susan Colwell, Trails Committee Representative

Staff Liaison


  • Kristen Las, Assistant Town Manager/Economic Development Coordinator

About the Committee


The most recent Shrewsbury Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP), prepared in 2000 has expired. The Town is eligible for certain open space and recreation grant programs if they have a valid OSRP. An OSRP also allows a municipality to maintain and enhance all the benefits of open space that together make up much of the character of the community and protect the "green infrastructure" of the community. Planning this "green infrastructure" of water supply, land, working farms and forests, viable wildlife habitats, parks, recreation areas, trails, and greenways is as important to the economic future of a community as planning for schools, roads, water, and wastewater infrastructure.

History


The Board of Selectmen appointed the At-Large Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee Members on July 12, 2011. The Planning Board, Conservation Commission, and Parks and Cemetery Commission appointed 1 member from their respective groups to serve on the Open Space and Recreation Plan Commission in June of 2011.

Shrewsbury Trail Maps


Review a townwide view of some of the walking trails in Shrewsbury, compiled by the Shrewsbury Trails Committee and Engineering Department.
  1. Open Space & Recreation Plan Survey

    Please help the Town of Shrewsbury to update our Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) by participating in this important survey. Read on...
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Open Space & Recreation Plans