City of Newton Open Space Survey

The City of Newton is updating its Recreation and Open Space Plan and would like to learn more about how residents view the City’s existing open space resources.  Newton has a wide range of open spaces, from parks, playgrounds and other areas for active recreation, to wetlands, conservation lands and the Charles River.  We’re interested in the priorities of residents for improving, acquiring and maintaining open space in Newton.  Everyone has a stake in our natural spaces and we’re seeking your input and ideas!

Results from the survey will be used to help guide the City and the Recreation and Open Space Plan Advisory Committee.  With public participation and input, we will developing a vision and set goals and priorities for Newton’s open space and recreation facilities over the next 5 years, consistent with the Newton Comprehensive Plan. 

A link to the survey can be found on the City’s website at:

Or directly at:

Questions? Contact Claire Ricker at, or call the Newton Planning Department at 617-796-1122.