Open Space & Recreation Plan

The Town of Littleton's Open Space & Recreation Plan is maintained and updated by the Open Space & Recreation Plan Implementation Committee. The Open Space and Recreation Plan Implementation Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the Board of Selectmen to update the Open Space and Recreation Plans in 2003, 2009, and 2016. Having an up-to-date plan approved by the State's Division of Conservation Services in required for the Town to be eligible to receive funding through various state grant programs.

2016 Open Space & Recreation Plan -The Board of Selectmen held a public hearing on Monday, July 11, 2016 on the proposed Open Space and Recreation Plan, prepared by the Open Space & Recreation Plan Implementation Committee with assistance from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and voted to submit that plan to the Division of Conservation Services. More at

Open Space & Recreation Plan Update - The Town of Littleton has obtained technical assistance funding from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to update the Town's Open Space & Recreation Plan. On June 17, 2015, MAPC facilitated a public forum on recreational needs.  See PowerPoint presentation.  Read public forum notes. See LCTV video.  A second public forum was held on March 15, 2016. Read more. See LCTV video.


Open Space and Recreation Plan Documents

Listing files in 'Open Space & Recreation Plan Documents'

An Open Space and Recreation Plan, valid for 5 years, is a requirement for participation in the grant programs offered by the Massachusetts Division of Conservation Services (DCS), including the Massachusetts Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) Program, formerly known as the Self-Help Program under 301 CMR 5.00; MGL C. 132A §11. For grant eligibility, communities must

  • Have an approved Open Space and Recreation Plan on file with the Division of Conservation Services. A draft plan is also acceptable provided that it was submitted to DCS within the last 12 months. A condition of final payment will be to obtain DCS approval on the final report.
  • Submit a proposal prior to acquisition of the subject property (land already owned by the community is not eligible).
  • Have no unresolved protected open space conversion issues with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. 

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