nantucket community parks & recreation

TOGETHER WE MAKE PARK, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE PROJECTS HAPPEN

Nantucket CPR is an independent, citizen led, nonprofit enterprise founded to mobilize people, and generate resources to protect and enhance Nantucket’s parks and open spaces. We will make park and open space projects happen by bringing together neighbors, existing associations, park users, town resources, private funders and volunteers. We believe that vibrant, well-kept parks and open spaces are essential to support the community’s economic competitiveness, environmental and physical health, and cultural well-being. Our goal is to to unite the community to support local neighborhoods with small and large projects to enrich our community. Nantucket CPR is not a new model but one that has proven successful throughout the country operating as Friends of the Park, Park Conservancies and various others.
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NANTUCKET

Nantucket is a unique “Faraway Island” located 30 miles out to sea. The highest elevation is 30 feet. The National Park Service has sited Nantucket as a designated Historic Landmark. Over 60% of the island is protected conservation land and boasts public access to all its beaches.

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COMMUNITY

Nantucket has a diverse Community which consists of a year round population, summer residents, and visitors. Nantucket is proud of it’s colorful history and people. Our year round population is approximately 15,000 which increases to over 50,000 during the summer months.

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PARKS

Parks are a vital component to our community. Parks improve the quality of life by promoting physical and mental health. Well maintained parks have a positive impact on economic development and increases property values. Parks protect our natural resources. Nantucket Parks are a place where all of our diverse community is welcome.

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RECREATION

Recreation is essential to improving the health of our community. Recreation lowers stress, depression, blood pressure and controls weight. Team sports build self esteem and promote sensitivity to cultural differences. Nantucket recreation programs creates a stronger more connected community.

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together we make park and open space projects happen

Nantucket CPR is an independent, citizen led, nonprofit enterprise to mobilize people, and generate resources to protect and enhance Nantucket’s parks and open spaces. In a nutshell, we will make park and open space projects happen by bringing together neighbors, existing associations, park users, town resources, private funders and volunteers. We believe that vibrant, well-kept parks and open spaces are essential to support the community’s economic competitiveness, environmental and physical health, and cultural well-being. Our goal is to to unite the community to support local neighborhoods with small and large projects to enrich our community. Nantucket CPR is not a new model but one that has proven successful throughout the country operating as Friends of the Park, Park Conservancies and various others.

Nantucket-CPR Leaders

Supporting our Community and Island

Jesse Dutra

President
Jesse Dutra owns Waterscape Design Group a successful landscape company on Nantucket. His designs are inspired by nature. Jesse was married in 2009 and now has three young children.

Emily Osgood

Director
Emily grew up in Marblehead and spent summers sailing to Nantucket. Emily and her family are now enjoying summers in their home in Madaket. Emily served on the Board of the Marblehead Counseling Center and is presently on the Board of Making Ends Meet, a non profit providing financial aid to families in crisis.

Cheryl Emery

Director
Cheryl has lived on Nantucket since 1982. She sold her design business in 2014 and now operates a small organic farm. Cheryl is the current Chair of Nantucket Parks and Recreation Commission. She sits on the Community Preservation Committee. Cheryl loves sports and is a nature enthusiast.

Rich Turer

Director
Rich Turer is President of Nantucket & Company, a marketing and business development consultancy firm based on island. Since moving to Nantucket full-time in 2012 with his family, he has participated as a member of Park & Recreation and the Community Preservation Committee. Rich also lead a one-year project as funded by Remain Nantucket and operated as ACKTOWN which contributed to the development of the Nantucket Cultural District, the establishment of a 501C3 offering free music in downtown parks and open spaces and more. Proudly married by Ted Anderson, Rich has been lead marketer for two publicly-owned hospitality companies prior to his move here.

Dylan Wallace

Director
Dylan Wallace was born and raised on Nantucket. While growing up he spent summers exploring the natural beauty of the island. He enjoys fishing in the ponds, picking blueberries, blackberries and beach plums and jigging for squid. Now he runs a organic landscaping business that focuses on edible plants. He also is the mentor farmer at the Community Farm where he grows fruits, herbs, spices and peppers for his wifes spice shop Ambrosia. As if that wasn’t enough he also caters throughout the year while using local, organic produce and meats for everything from weddings to non-profit events. Dylan is passionate about the well being of the island’s community. He believes that parks and recreation are essential to keeping the community happy and healthy.

Bruce Marshall-Jones

Advisor
Business, Marketing and Website Consultant Serving the Nantucket Community for over 25 years.

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