Open Space & Recreation Committee

The Town of Mansfield is in the process of updating its 2016 Open Space and Recreation Plan and is looking for input from our community. What would you like to see more of, less of, what do you think could be improved? Take survey below to voice your opinion. 


Direct to survey link: 

Open Space & Rec 2023 Survey Link

It is important for residents to take part in planning for the protection of remaining open space, the preservation of our cultural and historical assets and the development of recreational opportunities. The updated Open Space and Recreation Plan will enable us to evaluate our progress since 2016 and develop new strategies to address the town’s changing needs. Having an up-to-date plan also makes Mansfield eligible for state funding for land acquisition, preservation and recreation projects.


For the purposes of this survey, open space is defined as “public and privately owned undeveloped lands that are important for a variety of reasons, including recreation, agriculture, forestry, scenic qualities or other qualities that contribute to the overall character of the town.”


Your input is extremely important to us as we plan to meet the town’s needs. Please take a few minutes to answer the survey questions below. The deadline for completing the Open Space and Recreation Plan survey is October 27,2023.


Paper copies of the survey are available at the Mansfield Town Hall welcome desk and at the Mansfield Public Library during regular business hours. Completed paper surveys may be dropped off at Town Hall or the Library, or mailed to Mansfield Town Hall, ATTN: Katelyn Gonyer (Conservation Dept), 6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048.


If you have any questions or would like assistance completing the survey, you may reach out to Danica Belknap (SRPEDD) at or 508-824-1367 (ext. 222).


Please follow this link to take the public survey, learn more about the plan update process, find out about upcoming meetings, or to sign up for the email list:


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Mansfield Conservation Department -2022 Trail Steward Program


The Town of Mansfield’s Conservation Department is looking for volunteers to help with walking our major conservation areas in the spring and fall to assess for any safety issues along the trails and the associated parking areas.   You will be assigned a specific trail system to walk and record any safety concerns to be recorded on a Trail Assessment Form. 

We will be assessing the following trails systems:

  • Sweets Pond- off Otis St.
  • Great Woods-off Oak St.
  • Marie Strese-off Ware St.
  • Corporal Hardy- off Maple St.
  • Taylor’s Hill-off Judy’s Lane
  • Plymouth Street-within Plymouth St Recreation Area
  • Mill Pond-off of East St. 

 If you are interested in volunteering for the 2022 Trail Steward Program, please visit the Trail Steward Program webpage or email



I look forward to working with residents that care about these trails and are willing to help keep Mansfield’s trails safe and enjoyable for all!  


Open Space Committee is looking for a new Committee member! 

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  • Sharon Friedman
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Rebecca Foster
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Sally Fehervari
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Kristen Whittle
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Kellie Ansermoz
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
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Minutes and Agendas

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The Open Space and Recreation Committee’s charge is as follows:

  • Review the most recent goals and objectives of the Mansfield Open Space and Recreation Plan and follow implementation recommendations as feasible and appropriate.

  • Work to establish a process of ongoing review and updating the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) as appropriate. The next plan update is due in 2023.

  • Maintain and update an inventory of Town-owned open spaces and recreational facilities Town-wide

  • Based on the findings of the OSRP, work with the Board of Selectmen and other relevant Town boards, commissions, and committees to maintain a list of target properties considered desirable for protection for various municipal uses.

  • Work with private property owners and non-profit agencies to identify opportunities to preserve priority open space properties. Work with the Town staff to research possibilities for outside funding for open space acquisition, management and recreation area improvements.

  • Make recommendations to the Recreation Commission, the Conservation Commission, Board of Selectmen and to Town Meeting regarding the acquisition and management of open and recreational spaces for municipal purposes.

  • Work with the Mansfield Conservation Commission regarding oversight and stewardship responsibilities for existing open space parcels, including maintenance of existing at passive recreation parcels (i.e. trail maintenance, updating kiosks and trail head signs, associated parking area maintenance).

  • Work with the Mansfield Recreation Commission regarding oversight and stewardship responsibilities maintaining and updating existing recreation facilities.”

Open Space and Recreation Plan

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Contact Us

Katelyn Gonyer

Conservation & Environmental Planner
(508) 851-6455

Jane Doucette
Conservation Clerk
(508) 851-6454


6 Park Row
Town Hall, First Floor
Mansfield, MA 02048

Link: Conservation Page


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

8 a.m. to Noon