2017 Open Space & Recreation Plan Upda

The Town of Barnstable is updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan, last adopted in 2010. The plan (view HERE) allows the community to identify and evaluate goals, challenges, opportunities and priorities for open space protection, land management, and the provision of recreational opportunities. Planning for our Town’s “green infrastructure” of water, land, forests, wildlife habitat, parks, recreation areas, and trails is important to our economic future, community identity, and quality of life.

The plan is being developed to comply with guidance from the Massachusetts Division of Conservation Services and will be submitted to that agency for approval. An approved plan is necessary for the Town to qualify for certain land acquisition financial assistance provided by the Commonwealth. It is also an important opportunity to re-assess community needs and priorities for open space protection and the provision of recreational opportunities.

Please take a moment to fill out the 2017 Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey HERE. This short survey is meant to better understand the importance of parks, trails, conservation areas, recreation programs and other opportunities to the Barnstable community. The information gathered will help update the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan. In addition to the above survey, the Town invites you to participate in one or more of the upcoming discussion sessions, designed to engage key community members and local officials in a discussion of issues relevant to the plan. Your participation and input will allow for your thoughts, concerns and priorities to be incorporated into the updated plan.

Session I: Land Management: The Functions of Open Space
DATE/TIME July 6, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: Selectmen’s Conference Room, Town Hall
Topics: Management issues and challenges, working landscapes, disposition/purchase of properties, protecting ground and surface waters, resource needs.

Session II: Recreation: Fields, Facilities, Trails, Parks and Programs
DATE/TIME July 13, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: Hyannis Youth & Community Center
Topics: Highlights since 2010, planned facilities and programs, programs and partnerships, outreach to improve access for all residents, use or maintenance issues, beaches and coastal access issues.

Session III: Resource Protection: Conserving, Preserving and Restoring Open Spaces
DATE/TIME July 27, 3:30-5:30 PM
Location: Selectmen’s Conference Room, Town Hall
Topics: Highlights since 2010, priority acquisition goals, use of creative tools for land protection, habitat protection, connectivity, climate change and resiliency, improved access for all residents, stewardship issues, resource needs.

Please email Anna at anna.brigham@town.barnstable.ma.us to let us know which meetings you will be able to attend.

Clamming Classes for Kids

Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer three FREE shellfishing classes for young people: SATURDAY JUNE 24th @ 7:00am, Bridge St. Landing, Osterville SUNDAY JUNE 25th @ 7:00am, Bridge St. Landing, Osterville WEDNESDAY JUNE 28st @ 9:30am, Bridge St. Landing, Osterville

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For more information, call Natural Resources during office hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm at 508-790-6272 or direct your questions via email to amy.croteau@town.barnstable.ma.us

2017 PARKING PERMITS/BEACH STICKERS

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2017 TOWN OF BARNSTABLE

PARKING PERMITS/BEACH STICKERS

Resident parking permits are required January 1st through December 31st.

Complete and mail your permit application with all of the required documentation to 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.  

If you do not wish to participate in the mail-in application process 2017 Parking Permits/Beach stickers will be on sale in person beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA. 508-790-6345
Hours of Operation: 
Monday through Saturday ~ 9-4 Sundays & Holidays ~ 9-12

Types of permits and fees:

Resident: $40 offered to year-round residents and/or taxpayers. This permit allows entry to all beaches. Valid vehicle registration and taxpayer status is required to purchase this permit. Resident parking permits are required annually beginning January 1st through December 31st.

Landlord: $300 offered to taxpayers who rent their property during the summer season. This permit allows entry to all beaches. Taxpayer status is required to purchase this permit.

Seasonal: $250 offered to summer residents. This permit allows entry to public beaches only. A list of all public beaches is available upon purchase of this permit.

Weekly: $70 per week (seven consecutive days). This permit allows entry into public beaches only. A list of all public beaches is available upon purchase of this permit.

Parking Permits (Beach Stickers) applications will be emailed to all those who provided an e-mail address last year. This is a convenient way for residents to obtain their permits.