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Why Is Open Space Land Important?
To preserve or restore natural areas, including the plants and animals that live there
To protect water resources and wildlife habitats
To provide a place for light recreational use such as walking, photography, or nature studies
To retain land for agricultural use
To safeguard the land for its contribution to your quality of life and the value of your home
To shape the development of the city and limit urban noise and congestion
Lafayette’s 1,300 acres of solely and jointly owned designated open space and numerous miles of open space trails contribute to the small town feel residents and businesses find appealing.
Thomas Open Space Farm
The Open Space Division is 100% funded by two local sales and use tax initiatives:
Legacy – 0.25% for land acquisition and maintenance
POST (Parks, Open Space & Trails) - 0.25% for maintenance, enhancements, and preservation
2013 Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails Master Plan
2007 Update to the Open Space and Trails Master Plan
Open Space Advisory Committee
2005 Open Space and Trails Master Plan
Open Space and Trail Regulations
Parks and Open Space Trail Map 2011
Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC)
Open Space Properties
Open Space Projects
Open Space Volunteers
Thomas OS Farm