The Town of Barnstable has updated its Open Space and Recreation Plan, last adopted in 2010. The plan allows the community to identify and evaluate goals, challenges, opportunities and priorities for open space protection, land management, and the provision of recreational opportunities. Planning for our Town’s “green infrastructure” of water, land, forests, wildlife habitat, parks, recreation areas, and trails is important to our economic future, community identity, and quality of life.
The plan is developed to comply with guidance from the Massachusetts Division of Conservation Services and will be submitted to that agency for approval. An approved plan is necessary for the Town to qualify for certain land acquisition financial assistance provided by the Commonwealth. It is also an important opportunity to re-assess community needs and priorities for open space protection and the provision of recreational opportunities.
A copy of the 2018 Open Space and Recreation Plan is available for review on the Town Open Space and Recreation Plan website, found at www.town.barnstable.ma.us. The Planning and Development Department will be taking public comments on the plan between Friday February 16, 2018 and Tuesday March 12, 2018 at noon. Residents and community organizations are encouraged to review the plan and attend the public hearing with comments or questions.
If you have additional questions or would like to submit written comments, please contact Anna Brigham. Principal Planner, Planning and Development Department at 508-862-4682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.