Parks Committee Sets March 1st Agenda

NEWRA’s new Park & Open Spaces Committee has released their agenda for the March 1st meeting to be held at 7:00 pm at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. Their first survey is also available at

Parks and Open Spaces Committee
Meeting Agenda
Monday, March 1, 2010
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street
Committee Chair: Anne M. Pistorio

7:00 PM – 7:10 PM
•    Discussion with Friends of Christopher Columbus Park on February 9, 2010
•    Greenway Conservancy & Leadership Council Joint Meeting on Feb. 2, 2010
•    Other news

Parks and Open Spaces Survey

7:10 PM – 7:30 PM
•    Review and discussion of the survey responses received to-date
•    Suggestions for improving the survey – how will the information be used?
•    Suggestions for improving distribution/access and managing the information

Research, Inventory and Mapping
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
•    Update on ongoing research – volunteers needed
•    What types of information should be recorded about our neighborhood
•    Field surveys
•    Consideration of a computerized system for inventory and mapping
•    Development of a neighborhood parks and open spaces map.

Community Action
8:00 PM – 8:20 PM
•    Approaching Boston Parks and Recreation Department
•    Approaching MA Department of Conservation and Recreation
•    Community volunteer programs – getting the North End/Waterfront
community involved

Open Discussion/Ideas
8:20 PM – 8:30 PM

The Parks and Open Spaces Committee has a webpage at and can be contacted at