Earth Day Walk Series
Check back in the spring for next year’s walk schedule!
Open Space and Recreation Plan (2016)
Open Space Plan Update Presentations (January 2015)
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
|Beverly Conservation Commission||423|
|Beverly Park and Recreation Department||98|
|Beverly Golf and Tennis Club, City Owned||160|
|Non Profit Organizations||309|
|Total Open Space (not all is permanently protected)||1,150|
|Total Land in Beverly||9,680|
|Charlie Mann, Chair, Community-at-Large Representative, Chair||21 Riverview Street||August 31, 2020|
|Wayne Miller, Planning Board Representative||5 Pasture Road||August 31, 2022|
|__________, Conservation Commission Representative||Vacant||August 31, 2019|
|David Brewster, Vice Chair, Ward 1 Representative||9 Carver Street||August 31, 2022|
|Marilyn McCrory, Ward 2 Representative||2 Lovett Court||August 31, 2020|
|__________, Ward 3 Representative||Vacant||August 31, 2019|
|__________, Ward 4 Representative||Vacant||August 31, 2019|
|David Alden-St. Pierre, Ward 5 Representative||179 Dodge Street||August 31, 2020|
|Elizabeth Dunne, Ward 6 Representative||16 Greenwood Avenue||August 31, 2021|
|Gregory Sharp, Community-at-Large||8 Leather Lane||August 31, 2020|
|Todd Callaghan, Harbor Management Authority (similar expertise)||9 Clark Avenue||August 31, 2020|
|__________, Parks and Recreation Commission||Vacant||Vacant|
Planning Dept. Staff Contact: Jenna Pirrotta – firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-605-2343