Open Space and Recreation Committee

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Next regular meeting: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Meeting Schedule

2020 OSRC Meeting Schedule

Earth Day Walk Series

Check back in the spring for next year’s walk schedule!

Open Space and Recreation Plan (2016)

Open Space & Recreation Plan 2016

Open Space Plan Update Presentations (January 2015)

Public Survey Results PowerPoint Slides

OSRP Update PowerPoint Presentation Slide

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 160
Other City-owned 160
Non Profit Organizations 309
Total Open Space (not all is permanently protected) 1,150
Total Land in Beverly 9,680

View Meeting Agenda, Minutes, and other documents here.

Member Address Term Expires
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 – or 978-605-2343