August 2023 Meeting

Active Parks, Healthy Cities

August 9, 2023

Fitchburg’s parks department manages roughly 90 areas totaling 830 acres of parkland. This includes 38 parks: five community parks, eight area parks, and 25 neighborhood parks. The city park system also maintains natural plant and wildlife habitat regions, special use spaces, and major trails and paths. These areas encourage physical activities, such as walking, jogging, or cycling. They serve as outdoor hubs, fostering a sense of community and social connection. And they contribute to a healthier environment for us and future generations. Learn more from Scott Endl, Fitchburg’s Director of Parks, Recreation, and Urban Forestry. He’ll discuss:

  • the function of his department
  • current projects in the works
  • city ordinances related to park development
  • summer recreation program offerings