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Did you miss the virtual Visioning Session on Thursday November 5, 2020?  Click here to watch it:  

September 28, 2020

Public Participation Sought to Update Easthampton’s Open Space and Recreation Plan

Easthampton is updating its 2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP), which guides City decisions about open space and recreation management and growth over the next seven years.

The OSRP assesses the current status of recreation and conservation lands in the community and identifies community needs based on a set of goals and objectives developed through a facilitated process. The project will be guided by a steering committee comprised of John Mason (Parks and Recreation Director), Cassie Trager (Conservation Agent), Salem Derby (City Councilor), Brenda Salyer (Planning Board member), Jay Ryan (CPA & Conservation Commission member), Marty Klein & Gerrit Stover (Pascommock Conservation Trust), and Mary Lou Splain (resident).

Interested residents may get involved in the following ways:

  • Take the online survey! It is the City’s best method to collect information directly from residents. Participation is critical. Hard copies of the survey will be available upon request.
  • Attend a virtual Public Visioning Session! It will be held online on November 5th, 2020, from 6-8pm.  

The survey will ask important questions such as “where do you recreate”, “which areas do you think need improvement”, “where is land protection most important”, and much more.

The OSRP is being developed with assistance from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and funding from Easthampton’s Community Preservation Act.

Want to review our existing 2013 Open Space Plan?  Click HERE.


Open Space Plan Steering Committee


Main Phone Number 413-529-1400
Municipal Building 50 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027