SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Representatives from Northborough, Southborough, Westborough and Marlborough will meet on Monday, Aug. 27 at the Southborough Senior Center at 9 Cordaville Road to discuss plans to create a regional park system. The meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is open to the public.
Last month, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) announced that it had awarded the four towns a $15,000 grant that will go toward a feasibility study of a potential partnership of the towns and private land trusts.
As Arthur Bergeron, chairman of the Board of Directors for the Marlborough Economic Development Corp., explained to the Southborough Board of Selectmen on July 31, the idea is to connect existing parks and open space by either construction new trails or using those already in place.
Bergeron said that many business owners in the area are seeking a better system of walking trails in order to attract employees who otherwise might choose to work for Boston-area firms.
According to Northborough Town Planner Kathy Joubert, who spoke about the project at a meeting of the Northborough Open Space Committee on Aug. 13, the plan "is still very much in the initial stages."