Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee

The Board of Selectmen has establishing the Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee.

Also known as the OSRPC, the committee is to be comprised of up to eight (8) members. Individuals shall be appointed who, by reason of their current or prior background in such fields as planning, conservation, land use, economic development, engineering or other relevant experience, have special knowledge to assist in updating the Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP).


Please help the Town of Shrewsbury to update our Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) by participating in this important survey. A state- approved updated plan is necessary to qualify for state funding for the acquisition and protection of open space and recreational facilities. This survey is being conducted to understand the needs and concerns of Shrewsbury residents regarding the Town’s open space and recreation facilities. The OSRP was last updated in 2012, and many of the action items have been completed.

Please take a few minutes to answer the survey at the link provided below.

Survey Closes: Dec. 15, 2019

Thank you!


Committee Members

Established by Board of Selectman June 11, 2019
  • Joseph A. Thomas, Planning Board
  • Martha Gach, Conservation Commission
  • James Brown, Parks and Cemetery Commission
  • Peter Collins, Lake Quinsigamond Commission
  • Susan Colwell, Trails Committee
  • Paul Gannon, Board of Selectman Appointee
  • Prashanth Ram, Board of Selectman Appointee
  • Tom Siwek, Board of Selectman Appointee

Agendas & Minutes

Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee meetings schedule will be determined in July of 2019, and published here.  Agendas are available prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.
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Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee Meeting Schedule