TreeAshland Open Space Committee


Upcoming regular meetings
October 10, November 14, 2017

All meetings are held at 7:30 PM in Town Hall on Main Street, lower level, unless otherwise indicated.

Date: October 7th, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 2 to 4pm
Place: Ashland Town Forest parking lot at the corner of Winter Street and Harrington Drive, across from 123 Winter Street
Rain?: Rain date is October 8th, same time
Sponsored by the Ashland Open Space and Recreation Committee

Learn about the archaeological treasures in the Ashland Town Forest and what they mean to the history of the town and the people who lived here centuries ago.

The walk will be led by Ashland resident, Dr. Curt Hoffman, a professor of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University.

Bring hats, insect repellent and water.

Bring bug spray and water. Wear good walking or hiking footwear. The walk is 2 to 2.5 miles on a fairly level trail with some off-trail side trips for the more adventurous.


Date: October 20th, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm
Place: Ashland Community Center 162 West Union Street
Hosted by Len Rabinowitz and John Esposito

Sponsored by Friends of the Ashland Public Library, Ashland Board of Selectmen, Ashland Open Space and Recreation Committee and Ashland Public Schools

Join us for a look at the night sky! The Star Party will begin after the 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. shows at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium at Framingham State University. For more information about the planetarium shows, visit

For more details as the Star Party date approaches, please visit


Open Space and Recreation Plan
You can reference the text and selected maps from the Ashland Open Space and Recreation Plan (106 MB, will take a few minutes !!).

Weston Nurseries — Ashland Votes to Purchase 30+ Acres
Spring 2007 Town Meeting voted to purchase the Ashland part of the Weston Nurseries land. The purchase of this land is important to preserve open space, including the town's only public water supply.

For more information, see our Weston Nurseries Land page or the Town web site.

Ducks at Ashland State Park
Lady Slipper at Ashland State Park


The Ashland Open Space Committee aims to preserve and maintain areas in Ashland, Massachusetts and provide opportunities for its residents to enjoy the natural environment.

  • Established, mapped, and continues to maintain the Ashland trail system.
  • Works to acquire, and advocates for the protection of, open space.
  • Is leading the creation of the Open Space and Recreation Plan for submittal to the town and state.

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