Ipswich Massachusetts, Bridging History

Open Space & Recreation

We have a big backyard. Close to 50% of Ipswich Land is protected open space.

According to MassGIS  (www.mass.gov/mgis/ ):

The total land area of Ipswich is approximately 33 square miles or 21,120 acres.

* Approximately 46.7% (9856 acres or 15.4 square miles) of Ipswich is “open space” – defined as land owned by the town, state, or federal government or by private, non-profit conservation organizations for conservation purposes; or land restricted by conservation restrictions held by a public or private entity.

* Approximately 24% of the total open space land in Ipswich is Town open space land (land owned by the Town for conservation purposes or conservation restrictions held by the Town).

*  This means 11.25% (3.7 square miles or 2376 acres) of the total land area in Ipswich is Town open space land.

Download the Ipswich Open Spaces map

Ipswich ReCreation Department

Ipswich ReCreation on Facebook

Ipswich Family YMCA

Ipswich River Watershed Association

Willowdale State Forest

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