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
  • Larry Barbash, At Large Member
    Term Expires June 30, 2016
  • James Brown, Parks and Cemetery Commission Representative
    Term Expires June 30, 2016
  • Martha Gach, At Large Member
    Term Expires June 30, 2016
  • Mindy McKenzie-Hebert, Planning Board Representative
    Term Expires June 30, 2016
  • Kenneth Polito, Conservation Commission and Lake Quinsigamond Commission Representative
    Term Expires June 30, 2016
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.