Open Space and Trails Planning

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!

Current projects:

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

Future projects:

Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve Management Plan

Lamy Open Space Park Management Plan

Madrid Open Space Management Plan