Reading, MA — The Town of Reading announces that it is holding a virtual public workshop on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 7 PM as part of the update process for the 2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). The OSRP is a tool the Town uses to maintain the benefits of open space and recreational resources and help make important decisions about future open space and recreation opportunities. The plan must be current and have state approval in order for the Town to remain eligible for state grant and reimbursement programs, which can be used for such projects as creating new parks or acquiring lands with critical habitat.
It is very important that there is public input into this process. A virtual public workshop will give residents an opportunity to talk about what the Town is doing well protecting open space and providing recreational opportunities for residents as well as where improvements can be made. The Town is also interested in new ideas that can increase and enhance the benefits of these important resources. There will be a short presentation, followed by facilitated small groups to talk about current and future open space protection and recreation needs.
Please visit readingopenspaceandrec.com for information about attending the virtual workshop. If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Reading OSRP or the update process, please contact Chuck Tirone Conservation Administrator.