In 2009, the Plympton Open Space Committee (POSC) and the Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) completed a draft of an Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) for the town of Plympton, which reflected the comments of many town residents. The Plan was approved by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and is scheduled for renewal in July of 2016. The Plympton OSRP is a vitally important planning tool that the town uses to help preserve its historic and rural character and the quality of community life as these relate to open space, historical sites, and recreation. Filing an updated and approved OSRP with the MEOEA also qualifies the town to receive special grants to help fund the purchase of open space.
The Plympton Open Space Committee encourages residents to read the Plan and to submit comments or suggestions for projects that fall within the Plans current scope.
In 2012, the Open Space Committee submitted an application to the Plympton Community Preservation Committee for funds to purchase land on Main Street for a new 11 acre park. The application was approved at the 2012 town meeting. The initial phases of acquisition and development are underway in 2013. Additionally, the POSC worked closely with the Community Preservation Committee and the Conservation Commission to promote the conservation of 77 acres of land-locked town land located behind the Main Street parcel. This proposal was also approved at the 2012 town meeting.
Taken together these two projects will provide town residents the opportunity to enjoy 88 acres of conservation land with entry through the Main Street property.