Open Space Committee

Open Space Plan Survey

Wrentham is updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) and completing an OSRP that gains approval from the Massachusetts Division of Conservation Services (DCS) serves two primary purposes:

  1. to guide future Town decisions pertaining to open space and recreation and
  2. to make the Town eligible for grants that can be used to purchase open space and develop recreation facilities.

Public participation is a key component of preparing a plan so your input is very important. A survey of Town residents was completed on October 15, 2019 and the results can be viewed here (Report on Survey Results, November 2019).

Open Space Commitee

The Open Space Committee was formed to help ensure the protection of Wrentham's natural areas, so that its residents can continue to enjoy the benefits of our great outdoors.

To that end, the Open Space Committee makes recommendations regarding land offered to the Town with the Right of First Refusal, and also hosts a range of speakers and presenters for the public, as well as other events to increase our awareness of and appreciation for our natural world. Please click on "Events Listings" in the sidebar on the right for upcoming and recently held events.

One of the attributes that makes Wrentham an attractive place to live is the abundance of forests, fields and wetlands that we have. In spite of the town's recent growth, Wrentham still retains a strong sense of its original rural character.

The Open Space Committee assists the Conservation Commission in its stewardship of the town's Conservation Areas. It also is currently drafting the newest version of the town's Open Space and Recreation Plan.

The Open Space Committee is appointed by the Board of Selectmen.


Alan Selling - Chairman
Michelle Dextraze - Vice Chairman
Dianne Demarais - Clerk
David Paulson
Darryl Luce
Laurence Johnson
Nicholas Atkinson
Mary Hepburn
Jane D'Amico


The Open Space Committee meets most months on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 pm on the second floor of Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public.