NEWRA Parks Committee Meeting – Wednesday, March 31st

From the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Parks and Open Space Committee:

To all North End/Waterfront residents interested in helping to improve and protect our neighborhood parks and open spaces:

Please attend the next meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association’s Parks and Open Space Committee.  The agenda is shown below.

NEWRA Parks and Open Space Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street
Committee Chair: Anne M. Pistorio

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
·         Brief, open discussion of park related news and events.

Parks and Open Spaces Survey
7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
·         Update on survey responses.
·         Suggestions for improving the survey – how will the information be used?
·         Suggestions for improving distribution/access and managing the information received.

Research and Inventory

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
·        Update from Anne Pistorio on her research efforts.
·        Plan for neighborhood park survey (walk-through).

Map Guide
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM
·         Work plan to create a neighborhood parks and open spaces map and guide.

Development of a Community-Based Program for the Gassy (DeFilippo Park)
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
·         Steps to improve a neighborhood park and establish local resident stewardship
–          Conduct a field survey and inventory
–          Create a partnership with Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
–          Organize a clean-up.
–          Identify programs and priorities.
–          Establish neighborhood stewardship.
–          Other ideas??

For more information about NEWRA’s Parks and Open Spaces Committee,
contact David Kubiak, at 617-833-9564 or email