Weigh In: Parks & Rec Master Plan Workshop

by | Apr 28, 2022

Above: Members of the Town of East Greenwich Community Services & Parks Department.

Town is seeking input at public session Thursday, May 12

East Greenwich is holding a public workshop on its Community Services & Parks Master Plan on Thursday, May 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Swift Community Center and residents are encouraged to attend.

Here’s more from the town about the master planning process:

Why is a Community Services and Parks Master Plan important?

A great community services and parks/recreation system is a key component of any healthy community. Community Services and Parks/Recreation facilities and programs contribute to the social, cultural, environmental and economic balance of a community. They provide opportunities for people of all ages to engage, grow and explore. They can improve the public’s health while also nurturing a sense of place and community.

What will a Community Services and Parks Master Plan mean for the community?

It will provide strategic direction and actions to help realize goals, while anticipating future challenges and changing community needs and trends.

How Can Community Members Get Involved?    

There are a number of ways the community can get involved, including:

  • Online community surveys
  • Targeted interviews 
  • Focus Groups 
  • Public Workshops 
  • Contact a member of the Project Team (below)

For more information, contact Andrew Wade, the town’s community services director at [email protected]

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10 Comments

  1. Derek S

    What time is the workshop?

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    • Elizabeth McNamara

      Whoops – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

      Reply
  2. James

    The town of East Greenwich should have a dog bark. There is none around. Oftentimes people just let their dogs run free on the Frenchtown walking trials but that doesn’t always work out.

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    • MaSon

      There is one on Rocky Hollow Rd

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      • Elizabeth McNamara

        That is not actually a town dog park – dogs are not supposed to be off leash there (though I know it happens!). FYI, the town has an Animal Control Officer now, they might be monitoring it more.

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  3. Art

    Agree a nice dog park is needed like in SK We live in the Hill area and see dozens of dog walkers daily

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  4. Jean Ann

    Will the workshop also be available online?

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    • Elizabeth McNamara

      Excellent question – I will find out!

      Reply
  5. LILLY PICCHIONE

    In addition to the Town’s workshop on Parks and Recreation master plan, an informal group interested in supporting walking and biking around East Greenwich is meeting on Thursday, May 5. Interested in active transportation? Have thoughts about where there are safety issues? Want to be able to bike to a certain spot? Help brainstorm priorities and solutions – Join Active EG on Facebook or attend the workshop.

    Thursday, May 5
    6 PM
    EG Library

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    • Elizabeth McNamara

      Thanks for the reminder, Lilly!

      Reply

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