|

Open space and recreation plan approved by council

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter

Marlborough – The 2011-2018 plan to preserve and develop Marlborough's open space and natural resources was approved by the City Council at its March 24 meeting. Prepared by Conservation Officer Priscilla Ryder and the Open Space and Recreation Committee, it provides for upgrading and building new parks to meet the city's recreation needs and acquiring parcels for passive recreation and new community projects.

“It's a wonderful document, very extensive and very optimistic,” said Ward 1 City Councilor Joseph ?Delano. “Although I am not committed to every single part of it, I think we should approve it.”

The draft plan was submitted to the state in 2010 and received conditional approval which made the city eligible for park and conservation grants. Councilor-at-Large Mark Oram praised Ryder and the councilors, who he said had provided guidance to her.

The 100-page plan provides the inventory, history, needs analysis and action plan to implement the primary goals over the next seven years. Among major recommendations are acquiring an appropriate undeveloped parcels of land including the South Street swamp and Shoestring Hill? and developing an additional major recreational facility at the old Bolton Street landfill.

Short URL: http://www.communityadvocate.com/?p=47232

Posted by on Mar 31 2014. Filed under Byline Stories, Marlborough. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply


Recently Commented

  • michelle Gauvin: Hi I’m looking for a dog, Lg breed young ..I live alone and lost my Shep 2yrs ago and been...
  • Staci: Hi Amanda, These dogs would DIE without transport. That is why we bring them to where they are more readily...
  • Amanda Lee: There are so few dogs in need in New England that shelters are casting a wide net to keep their cages...
  • Ginny MacDonald: Dear Michelle My son Gary told me about your terrible loss. My husband Gary and I were so sorry to...
  • Fran B.: Kudos to Senator Chandler for continuing to speak out for equal pay for equal work. I hope that Rep Kane...