The vision of the Open Space and Trails Program is “to create a network of cultural, historical, recreational and natural open spaces and trails” in Santa Fe County (Santa Fe County Open Land and Trails Plan, 2000). 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 manages 6,610 acres of open lands, 155 acres of parks, and 34 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 currently working on a number of plans including property specific management plans, interpretive plans and a county-wide Open Space, Trails and Parks plan. Current projects are listed below. Material will be uploaded here as it becomes available. Check back often for the most recent updates!
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.
Open Space, Trails, and Parks Strategic Management Plan
Community meetings for the Open Space, Trails, and Parks Strategic Management Plan were held in September 2016.