City of Woburn Open Space & Recreation Plan

For several decades, the City of Woburn has prepared an Open Space and Recreation Plan (“Plan”) for use in guiding funding and policy decisions about its parks, playgrounds, and open spaces.  The primary goal of an open space and recreation plan is to protect the natural resources of a community and to ensure that sufficient recreational opportunities are available to all citizens.

The City’s current plan was finalized in 2015 and expires this year.  Major goals of the current Open Space and Recreation Plan are to:

  • Provide active and passive recreational opportunities for all residents
  • Protect Woburn’s natural resources
  • Acquire new open space lands
  • Consider regional connections in open space planning efforts
  • Protect cultural and historic resources
  • Manage existing recreation and conservation lands for maximum benefits B. Major

The current plan contained two key recommendations:

  • Undertake management actions that will ensure a more balanced use of conservation areas to avoid overcrowding and impacts on sensitive environmental areas; and
  • Continue to upgrade existing parks to meet the recreational needs of all residents.

Click here for a copy of the current Plan: Woburn Open Space and Rec Plan


Information on Workshops

The City is embarking on a public process to update the Plan for the next seven years.  The first update workshop will be held on Thursday evening, September 15, 2022, at the Woburn Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please click here for a link to the workshop invitation: OSRP Workshop #1 Flyer

For those of you unable to attend the First workshop on 9/15 we will be holding an additional one on 9/22 from 5:45pm – 7pm in the City Council Chambers.

2nd Workshop Date -Wednesday, October 26th from 6:30pm – 8pm at Woburn Public Library.  Please click here for a link to the workshop:  OSRP Workshop #2 Flyer


Information on Open Space & Recreation Survey

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