The City of Pittsfield is currently in the process of updating the 2007 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). The OSRP is a dynamic document that needs periodic updating to stay current with the needs and goals of the City. The 2016 Plan Update will outline specific actions that can be taken by the City to manage, protect and improve Pittsfield’s natural resources and open space, and provide opportunities for active and passive recreation for Pittsfield’s residents and visitors.
The Plan will include a wide range of information on our community and residents, environmental resources and challenges, open space and natural lands, recreational facilities, and community goals and needs. This information will be used to develop a five year action plan of specific tasks to be accomplished to meet the community goals related to open space and recreation.
The 2016 Update is being developed through a planning effort involving several local boards and committees, and a public participation process conducted under the guidance of the Open Space and Recreation Project Team (OSRP Team). The OSRP Team is comprised of City Staff from Conservation, Community Development, Parks & Recreation and the Department of Public Services. Initial public input will be solicited through an Open Space & Recreation Survey during the fall of 2016. Utilizing this information, a draft 2016 Update will be developed. Additional public input will be solicited on the draft 2016 Update at public meetings yet to be scheduled.