Dear residents, visitors, and business owners,

Please help the Town of Shrewsbury update our Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) by participating in this important survey. A state-approved updated plan is necessary to qualify for state funding for acquisition and protection of open space and recreational facilities. This survey is being conducted to understand the needs and concerns of Shrewsbury residents regarding the Town's open space and recreation facilities. The OSRP was last updated in 2012, and many of the action items have been completed.

Open Space in this survey is defined as public and privately-owned undeveloped lands which are important for a variety of reasons, including habitat for wildlife, water resource protection, passive recreation, agriculture, forestry, or simply because of their scenic qualities and their contribution to the overall rural character of the town. The terms recreational facilities or recreation refer to land used for active recreational purposes, such as athletic fields or golf courses. Passive recreation refers to non-consumptive uses such as wildlife observation, walking along Shrewsbury's wooded trails, biking along our scenic roadways, and canoeing or kayaking one of our waterways. Open space and recreational planning will help us preserve open space while allowing development to occur that is consistent with the character of Shrewsbury.

Please take a few minutes to answer the following survey questions. Responses of this survey will be anonymous and not attributed to individuals.

Surveys must be completed by December 15, 2019.  A public forum will be held in February, 2020 to share the survey results and gather additional comments.

The Shrewsbury Open Space and Recreation Committee

With staff support from The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)

For more information please contact:  
Christopher McGoldrick, Assistant Town Planner
17% of survey complete.