Open Space and Recreation Plan – 2015 Update

The Town of Yarmouth is currently in the process of updating the 2007 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). The OSRP is a dynamic document that needs periodic updating to stay current with the needs and goals of the Town. The 2015 Plan Update will outline specific actions that can be taken by the Town to manage, protect and improve Yarmouth’s natural resources and open space, and provide opportunities for active and passive recreation for Yarmouth’s residents and visitors.

The Plan will include a wide range of information on our community and residents, environmental resources and challenges, open space and natural lands, recreational facilities, and community goals and needs. This information will be used to develop a five year action plan of specific tasks to be accomplished to meet the community goals related to open space and recreation.

The 2015 Update is being developed through a planning effort involving several local boards and committees, and a public participation process conducted under the guidance of the Open Space and Recreation Project Team (OSRP Team). The OSRP Team is comprised of Town Staff from Conservation, Planning, Natural Resources, Community Development, Parks & Recreation and the Public Works Department. Initial public input was solicited through an Open Space & Recreation Survey conducted in April of 2015. Refer to the link below for a summary of the survey results. Utilizing this information, a draft 2015 Update was developed and can be viewed at the link below. Additional public input is being solicited on the draft 2015 Update at the following public meetings.

June 3, 2015 Planning Board Meeting starting at 5:30 PM in the Town Hall Hearing Room at 1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA.

June 4, 2015 Conservation Commission Meeting starting at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Hearing Room.

Open Space & Recreation Survey Results

Draft 2015 Updated Open Space & Recreation Plan

2007 Open space and Recreation Plan