The object of the Open Space and Trails program is to sustainably manage and conserve a vibrant network of cultural, historical, recreational, and natural community resources that inspire a deep sense of regional identity and stewardship among current and future generations. The Open Space and Trails Program aims to develop open space and trails management based on integration with existing regulations and requirements as well as cooperative efforts between private, non-profit and government agencies. In total, the program encompasses 6,750 acres of open space, 18 parks, and 65 miles of trails, and encompasses planning, capital improvements, maintenance, and volunteer opportunities towards the management of these properties for the use and enjoyment of Santa Fe County residents and visitors.

The Open Space and Trails Program is continuously working on plans for Open Space, Trails and Parks properties. Check back often for the most recent updates!

Adopted Plans

Management Plans for open space properties were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. These plans will guide staff in the resource management of each property.

Thornton Ranch Open Space Management Plan



Ortiz Mountains Open Space Management Plan


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Madrid Open Space Management Plan


Lamy Open Space and Park Management Plan



La Cieneguilla Open Space Management Plan



San Pedro Open Space Management Plan