Every six years, the City of Newton updates its Open Space and Recreation Plan and evaluates its open space and recreation priorities. This is the public’s opportunity to influence the city’s goals for the its parks and conservation areas for the coming years.
Newton Conservators enthusiastically supports Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s proposal to permanently preserve 17 acres of Webster Woods, either through negotiation with Boston College or by an eminent domain purchase.
On October 7th, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller filed a proposal with the Newton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to authorize the issuance of $15.2 million in bonds for the purchase of 17.4 acres of land in Webster Woods.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s proposal to buy and preserve Webster Woods has been approved by the Community Preservation Committee, was given preliminary approval by the City Council on November 25th,
July 2019 Position
At its meeting on July 24, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Newton Conservators adopted this revised position on the preservation of Webster Woods:
The Board of Directors of the Newton Conservators reiterates its support of Mayor Fuller’s ongoing efforts to preserve the open space at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway.