Parks, trails, recreation facilities, and open space are an integral part of Groton’s community fabric, serving to strengthen its structure, culture, image and unique sense of place for residents and visitors. These resources also help define the quality of life. The purpose of this Parks and Recreation Master Plan is to create a strategy to maximize the quality of life through identifying the community’s needs and desires, effective allocation of funding, and prioritized improvements to parks, trails, recreation facilities, and open space. This Master Plan establishes a clear direction, prioritized action plan, and implementation strategies to guide Town staff, advisory committees, and elected officials in their efforts to enhance the community’s parks and recreation facilities, programs and services.
- Download Master Plan Executive Summary (pdf)
- Download Master Plan (pdf)
- Download Master Plan Mapping (pdf)
- Download Master Plan Appendices (pdf)
Sutton Park currently serves the community well, but has the potential to be an incredible community gathering place and recreation resource, not only for the current residents of Groton but also for future residents and visitors. In addition, future programming opportunities and connectivity to the surrounding neighborhoods and regional trails are of critical importance.
Groton Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan (2005)