Open Space, Recreation, & MultiUse Trail Plan

The Open Space, Recreation and Multi-Use Trail Plan 2018-2025 is Northampton’s vision and its blueprint for using its resources to meet the City’s open space, agriculture, conservation, multi-use trail, parks, and recreation needs. The plan builds on extensive citizen and board participation, the city’s comprehensive plan, and analysis of city resources.Northampton aims to be one of the most sustainable and resilient communities in the Commonwealth and the nation. In the context of this plan, sustainability and resilience includes protecting valuable habitat, restoring natural systems, and creating passive and active recreation opportunities. It also means encouraging housing and economic development in the appropriate places while avoiding sprawl. Mostimportantly, we want to create opportunities for all of our residents.