The Metropolitan District Commission and the Future of Open Space in Massachusetts

July 22, 2003
Mark Lecesse (Journalist, Boston)

At a time when Massachusetts is considering a wide range of new policies to promote "smart growth," the state has eliminated a historic regional body for managing the system of regional parks in Greater Boston. The problems of the Metropolitan District Commission could provide important lessons for the state in developing new systems to manage reservations, parkways, and recreation facilities.