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Experiencing Arlington's Open Space and Recreation Areas

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This application presents an interactive inventory of Arlington's open spaces. It is intended to work in concert with the 2015 - 2022 Open Space and Recreation Plan. Arlington's natural environment is a precious and limited resource that has been difficult to acquire and maintain, and it needs to be protected ardently. Get acquainted with Arlington's open spaces through this application so you can go out and explore these places for yourself.

Links

Parks Gift and Donation Policy
Recreation Department
Off-Leash Dog Information
Field Use Policy

Statutory Authority

Town Manager Act. SECTION 20.

Appointment of a Park and Recreation Commission

The Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Select Board, shall appoint a Park and Recreation Commission to consist of five suitably qualified persons. One of said persons shall be appointed for a term of one year, two for a term of two years, and two for a term of three years; and annually thereafter there shall be appointed by the Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Select Board, a member for a term of three years in the place of the member whose term is to expire. The members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified . If for any reason a vacancy occurs in the membership of the Park and Recreation Commission, the vacancy shall be filled forthwith by the Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Select Board, for the unexpired term. Upon the appointment and qualification of the members of the Park and Recreation Commission as provided in this section the terms of office of the members of the then existing Board of Park Commissioners of the Town shall terminate. The members of the Park and Recreation Commission appointed hereunder shall organize for the proper conduct of their duties and shall possess all the powers and rights and be subject to all the duties and liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon the Board of Park Commissioners of towns, but in the performance of their duties they shall be subject to the general supervision and direction of the Town Manager. They shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by the Town Clerk or by a Justice of the Peace.

 

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