Open Space

Open Space Survey

Please help the City of Leominster update our Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) by participating in this important survey. A state-approved updated plan is necessary to qualify for state funding for purchasing and protecting open space and recreational facilities. This survey is being conducted to understand the needs and concerns of Leominster residents regarding the city's open space and recreation facilities.


For residents

For organizations

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 21st. PDF copies can be dropped off at our office at 40 Barrett Parkway during regular business hours, or mailed to us at 25 West St.



The 2014-2021 Open Space and Recreation Plan affirms the City's strong commitment to protect and enhance its natural and recreational resources. The Plan reflects a city that understands the benefits and strength of partnerships and the value of leveraging its assets with State and private funds to accomplish more of its desired open space and recreational goals. It depicts a city that possesses a renewed interest in and an understanding of the urgency of protecting its open spaces, and therefore, the City's unique character and quality of life.

The Plan's goals and objectives reflect the City's continued strong interest in watershed protection, creating a more equitable distribution of recreational areas throughout the City and implementing an outreach program to educate landowners on land protection options. The following eight (8) goals were developed by the Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee to further open space protection and recreation efforts in the City over the next seven years:

  1. Make our recreational areas more attractive and accessible to encourage increased use by local residents.
  2. Increase the range of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities within the City.
  3. Expand and enhance the trail network within the City of Leominster.
  4. Make Leominster a recreational destination within the state.
  5. Take a more pro-active stance with regard to the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles.
  6. Acquire key parcels of land to enhance our parks, open space inventory and watershed lands.
  7. Provide an Open Space and Recreation Plan that is up-to-date and fully useable.
  8. Improve maintenance for all City parks, playgrounds, trail heads, trails, and open space areas, along with providing clean, safe, enjoyable, and aesthetically appealing recreation sites.

With strong leadership from the Mayor and with solid financial management, the City is moving forward with confidence in its ability to protect those parcels that need to be protected for present and future generations. As evidence of the City’s vigorous open space protection efforts, between January 1, 2002 and May 2007, the City purchased the following parcels consisting of 191.8 acres through the state’s LAND Grant Program (formerly known as Self-Help) to protect the City’s water supply and to expand the Monoosnoc Greenway located on the City’s west side:

Open Space Area  
Flannagan lots on Leominster Blvd., Oak Rd., and Larch Rd. 6.77 acres 2002 Self-Help Grant
Mullan Property off Route 2 6 acres  2002 Self-Help Grant
Anderson lots on Elm St. 30.81 acres 2002 Self-Help Grant
Vachon property on Elm St. 2.94 acres 2003 Self-Help Grant
 Piermarini Property on Elm St. 12 acres 2003 Self-Help Grant
 Pappas property on Granite St. 23 acres 2003 Self-Help Grant
 Day property, north of Granite St. 6 acres 2003 Self-Help Grant
 Leominster Land Trust property on Revolution Dr. 3.87 acres 2003 Self-Help Grant
 Secured Financial Limited Partnership property on Revolution Dr.  9.32 acres 2004 Self-Help Grant
 Neely property on 160 Chestnut St. 8.87 acres 2005 Self-Help Grant
 Amico property on Mt. Elam Rd. 55.8 acres 2006 Self-Help Grant
Barnes property on W. Jungle Rd. 10.6 acres 2006 Self-Help Grant
Barnes Property on Jungle Rd.  3.52 acres 2006 Self-Help Grant
 Nutting property on 1041 Mt. Elam Rd. 12.3 2007 Self-Help Grant
Open Source Committee
Jeff Ardingereter
Ward 4 Representative
New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)
Richard O’Brien
Doyle Field Foundation
Leominster Trail Stewards (LTS)
Montachusett Regional Planning Coalition (MRTC)
Eric Boudreau
Ward 1 Representative
Leominster Trail Stewards (LTS)
New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)
Amy Petrone
Consultant
Joanne DiNardo
Ward 4 Representative
Conservation Commission
Friends of Sholan Farms
John Rosenberry
Leominster Department of Public Works
Gail Feckley 
Ward 1 City Councilor
North Leominster Little League President
Judith Sumner
Recreation Department
Leominster Trail Stewards (LTS)
Montachusett Regional Trails Coalition (MRTC)
Renee Marion 
Montachusett Regional Planning Commission - Mapping
Wendy Wiiks
Ward 5 Representative
City of Leominster Grant Office

Open Space

 2014 - 2021 Leominster Open Space Plan 
 Cover 
 Mayor's Endorsement 
 Montachusett Regional Planning Commission Review Letter 
 Planning Commission Endorsement 
 State Acceptance Letter 

Maps

 Appendix C: Required Maps - Action Plan 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Environmental Justice Populations 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Open Space Inventory 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Regional Context 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Sheet 1 - Leominster Zoning Map 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Sheet 2 - Leominster Zoning Map 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Soils and Geological Features 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Unique Features 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Water Resources I 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Water Resources II 
 Appendix C: Required Maps - Water Resources III 
 Appendix G: Barrett Park Small 
 Appendix G: Barrett Park Waterfall Pond Loop 
 Appendix G: Leominster Trail Inventory 
 Appendix G: Monoosnoc Brook Greenway Small 
 Appendix G: Monoosnoc Ridge Trail Map 2006 
 Appendix G: Monoosnoc Trail - Middle Section 
 Appendix G: Monoosnoc Trail - North Section 
 Appendix G: Monoosnoc Trail - South Section 
 Appendix G: Prospect Park Small 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Fallbrook Watershed Map 

Appendices

 Appendix A: Survey Results - 2013 Leominster Recreation Survey 
 Appendix A: Survey Results - Leominster Open Space Survey Results 
 Appendix A: Survey Results - Open Space Survey Questions - English 
 Appendix A: Survey Results - Open Space Survey Questions - Spanish 
 Appendix B: Newspaper Articles - 'Cool' Addition to Leominster's Roberge Park 
 Appendix B: Newspaper Articles - Home Linked to Fugitive Slave Gets $30G Renovation Grant 
 Appendix B: Newspaper Articles - Leominster Breaks Ground on Walkway 
 Appendix D: Assessors Information 
 Appendix E: Chapter Lands 
 Appendix F: Open Space Inventory Matrix 
 Appendix H: Action Map Items 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - 504 ADA Inventory - Blank Form 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - 504 ADA Inventory - Compliance Designee Letter 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - 504 ADA Inventory - Southeast Elementary School 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - ADA Access Self-evaluation 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - ADA Coordinator's Signature - Employment Practices in Compliance 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - ADA Cover Page 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - ADA Cover Ring Binder Spine Title 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Carter Park ADA Inventory 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - City Parks and Conservation Areas 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Cover Page - ADA Accessibility Self-evaluation Report 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Disabilities Commission - Review of ADA Accessibility Self-evaluation 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Disability Etiquette 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Grievance - Article 11 City Hall 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Grievance - Article 13 Police 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Grievance - Article 21 Fire 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Grievance - Article 9 DPW 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Lassie League Field ADA Inventory 
 Appendix I: ADA Access Self-evaluation Report - Mayor's Designation of ADA Coordinator