Open Space

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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.
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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