Open Space Plan 2021 - 2028

The Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee will also be presenting the Open Space and Recreation Plan updates immediately following the play area renovation presentation. You are welcome to attend to make comments on the project and plan.

Should you have any questions about the project or plan, please do not hesitate to call Judith Sumner at Leominster Recreation Department, 978-534-7520.

The 2021 to 2028 Open Space and Recreation Plan affirms the City's strong commitment to protect and enhance its natural and recreational resources. The Plan reflects a city that understands the benefits and strength of partnerships and the value of leveraging its assets with State and private funds to accomplish more of its desired open space and recreational goals. It depicts a city that possesses a renewed interest in and an understanding of the urgency of protecting its open spaces, and therefore, the City's unique character and quality of life.

The Plan's goals and objectives reflect the City's continued strong interest in watershed protection, creating a more equitable distribution of recreational areas throughout the City and implementing an outreach program to educate landowners on land protection options. The following five goals were developed by the Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee to further open space protection and recreation efforts in the City over the next seven years:

  • Make our recreational areas more attractive, more accessible, and more enjoyable.
  • Increase the breadth of recreational activities within the City for all residents.
  • Better manage the trail system in Leominster
  • Promote healthier and more active lifestyles within the City.
  • Boost efforts to acquire key parcels of land to enhance our parks, protected open space, watersheds, and trails.

Open Source Committee Members

  • Jeff Ardinger
    Ward 4 Representative
    New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)
  • Connie Breed
    Ward 5 Representative
    Leominster Recreation Department Bookkeeper
  • Pauline Cormier
    Ward 2 City Councilor
  • Andy Fosberg 
    Ward 3 Representative
    Leominster Youth Soccer Association
  • Miguel Guzman 
    Ward 3C Representative
    Spanish American Center
    Leominster Youth Soccer Association
  • Richard O’Brien
    Doyle Field Foundation
    Leominster Trail Stewards (LTS)
    Montachusett Regional Planning Coalition (MRTC)
  • Angela Schofield
    Leominster Conservation Agent
  • Steve Simons
    Ward 1 Representative
    Past President Little League
  • Judith Sumner
    Recreation Department Director
    Leominster Trail Stewards (LTS)
    Montachusett Regional Trails Coalition (MRTC)
  • Wendy Wiiks
    Ward 5 Representative
    City of Leominster Grant Office

OSRP Contributors & Participants

  • Mark Bodanza
    Leominster City Council and Local Historian
  • Kayla Kress
    Montachusett Regional Planning Commission,
    GIS/IT Analyst - Mapping
  • Karen Chapman
    Montachusett Regional Planning Commission,
    Planning and Development Director
  • Dean J. Mazzarella
  • William Connor
    Leominster Assessor
  • Stephen Whitten
    Leominster Principal Planning Clerk

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