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 and Trails plan. Current projects are listed below. Material will be uploaded here as it becomes available. Check back often for the most recent updates!
La Cieneguilla Open Space Management Plan
Los Potreros Open Space Management Plan
San Pedro Open Space Management Plan
Thornton Ranch Open Space Master Plan
Petroglyph Hill Interpretive Plan
Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve Management Plan
Lamy Open Space Park Management Plan
Madrid Open Space Management Plan