Conway residents invited to weigh in on Open Space and Recreation Plan

Staff Report
Published: 10/18/2021 3:08:17 PM

CONWAY — The Open Space Committee is finalizing an update to the town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan and is seeking input from residents.

A virtual public forum will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m., during which residents will have a chance to review findings from the draft plan, review the recreation and open space maps, and help prioritize which open space and recreation projects the town should act on immediately.

According to a press release from Tamsin Flanders, land use and natural resources planner with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), an Open Space and Recreation Plan contains conservation and recreation goals for the town; includes an inventory of cultural, natural and recreational resources; identifies open space and recreation needs; and outlines a seven-year action plan with specific recommendations.

The previous Conway Open Space and Recreation Plan was completed in 2013. According to the release, having an up-to-date plan enables the town to apply for grants for land conservation and recreation facility improvements.

The Open Space Committee has been working on the update for the last year with help from FRCOG’s Planning Department, the release states. The Open Space Committee distributed a public survey in June to help gain input into open space and recreation goals and needs. Feedback from Tuesday’s forum will be incorporated into the final plan, which will be submitted to the state Division of Conservation Services for review and approval.

To register for the forum or to review the draft plan, go to townofconway.com/open-space-recreation-plan-update. The draft plan is available online for public review through Oct. 29, and feedback can be emailed to tflanders@frcog.org.




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