Open Space & Recreation Committee

PondMeetings

  • 7 pm
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • City Hall
    191 Cabot Street
    Beverly, MA 01915

Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

MemberAddressTerm Expires
Charlie Mann, Chair, Chair, Community-at-Large Representative21 Riverview Street
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2023
David Brewster, Vice Chair, Ward 1 Representative9 Carver Street
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2022
David Alden-St. Pierre, Ward 5 Representative179 Dodge Street
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2023
Todd Callaghan, Harbor Management Authority (similar expertise)9 Clark Avenue
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2023
Alison Dudley, Ward 3 Representative7 Beckford Street
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2023
Elizabeth Dunne, Ward 6 Representative16 Greenwood Avenue
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2021
Marilyn McCrory, Ward 2 Representative2 Lovett Court
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2023
Wayne Miller, Planning Board Representative5 Pasture Road
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2022
Gregory Sharp, Community-at-Large8 Leather Lane
Beverly, MA 01915
August 31, 2023

Planning Department Staff Contact: Jenna Pirrotta.

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:

  • Beaches
  • Gardens
  • Parks
  • Playgrounds and fields
  • Preserved natural areas
  • Water resources
  • Wetlands

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.

Earth Day Walk Series

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

Resources

Open Space Plan Update Presentations (January 2015)

Ownership of Beverly's Open Spaces

OwnersAcreage
Beverly Conservation Commission423
Beverly Park and Recreation Department98
Beverly Golf and Tennis Club, City Owned160
Other City-owned160
Non Profit Organizations309
Total Open Space (not all is permanently protected)1,150
Total Land in Beverly9,680