Open Space and Recreation Plan

The Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee is updating Weston’s Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP), which has not been updated since 1997. An updated Plan will help to guide the Town’s decisions regarding the use, acquisition, and management of Weston’s treasured open spaces, conservation areas, parks, and recreational resources over the next seven years. 

The OSRP Committee is working with Town staff, consultants, and the public to gather input and prepare the updated Plan. 

Public Participation Report

The Conservation Department worked with Conservation Works LLC to conduct public outreach as part of the process for updating the Plan. Two visioning sessions and a town-wide survey were conducted. The report is available online for residents to review.
Public Participation Report (PDF)
Why should we update Weston’s OSRP? 
  • To help preserve, protect, and improve Weston’s natural environment & recreational opportunities
  • To guide decisions regarding open space, conservation land, parks, and recreational resources
  • To craft an important reference for citizens and Town personnel
  • To aid the Community Preservation Committee in prioritizing funding requests for open space and recreation projects
  • To allow Weston to apply for certain State conservation and recreation grants
What will the updated OSRP provide for Weston? 
  • An understanding of how Weston’s citizens value our open space and recreational resources
  • An up-to-date inventory and assessment of open space and recreational resources
  • A better strategy for land acquisition/protection
  • A plan for the care of open space & recreation facilities over the next 5-10 years
If you would like to be informed of future public meetings regarding the Open Space and Recreation Plan, please sign up to receive email or text notifications under the Stay Informed section of the website.