Open Space and Recreation Committee

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2016 Meeting Schedule

16-07-06 OSRC Agenda

 

Finalized Open Space and Recreation Plan:

REVISED OSRP 2016

January 7, 2015 Public Input Meeting for Open Space Plan Update Presentations: 

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Beverly Open Space and Recreation Committee is to preserve, maintain and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Beverly by developing and maintaining an open space plan.  The plan identifies and recommends open space acquisitions and identifies other creative strategies to preserve open space based on public input and in consideration of City government policies and action and the City’s Master Plan.

What We Do

Beverly’s Open Space and Recreation Committee work to acquire and preserve land and ecosystems within Beverly.  These areas provide a healthy environment for wildlife and plants and areas for passive or active recreational use by the public.  Areas of high natural, scenic and/or recreational value are priorities for the Committee.  In order to assure the protection of valued land, we assist in the creation of trails for passive recreation, community gardens, playing fields, beaches and playgrounds.

Public education is an important part of our mission, which involves providing informational signage at several open space properties, outdoor educational activities and land use and protection workshops.  The Committee also provides opportunities for the public to appreciate and enjoy Beverly’s preserved natural areas, parks, playgrounds and fields, gardens, water resources, wetlands and beaches.

Ownership of Beverly’s Open Spaces

Owners Acreage
Beverly Conservation Commission 423
Beverly Park and Recreation Department 98
Beverly Golf and Tennis Club, City Owned 169
Non Profit Organizations 300
Total Open Space (not all is permanently protected) 1,050
Total Land in Beverly 9,680

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Member Address Term Expires
Charlie Mann, Chair, Community-at-Large Representative, Chair 21 Riverview Street August 31, 2017
Wayne Miller, Planning Board Representative 5 Pasture Road August 31, 2016
William Squibb, Conservation Commission Representative 509 Cabot Street August 31, 2016
David Brewster, Vice Chair, Ward 1 Representative  9 Carver Street August 31, 2016
Marilyn McCrory, Ward 2 Representative 2 Lovett Court August 31, 2017
Barbara King, Ward 3 Representative  42 Lyman Street August 31, 2016
David Gardner, Ward 4 Representative 9 Foster Drive August 31, 2016
Ward 5 Representative Vacant August 31, 2017
Elizabeth Dunne, Ward 6 Representative 16 Greewood Avenue August 31, 2017
David Long, Community at Large 17 Pine Road August 31, 2017
Harbor Management Authority Vacant Vacant
Parks and Recreation Commission Vacant Vacant