Open Space

Lafayette Open Spaces are home to hundreds of plant and wildlife species and offer over 20 miles of trails for you to enjoy. 

With 1,640 acres of designated properties, there is opportunity for all to experience the splendor of the Front Range right outside your backdoor. 

  1. Cottonwood Park playground temporarily closed

    Playground feature at Cottonwood Park temporarily closed beginning March 22 Read on...
  2. At-grade trail crossing construction at Horizon Ave. and Majestic Dr.

    Trail users can expect heavy machinery in the area through early April Read on...
  3. Coal Creek Improvement at Centaur Village

    Learn more about the project and take the public survey Read on...
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Education & Outreach

People gathered around an educational station on a trail

We offer regular educational programming for all ages throughout the year. Discover the wonders of Coal Creek. the stories behind historic barns, or the myriad of birds in our Open Spaces year round!

Enhance your interaction with Open Space with environmental education programs designed by naturalist Martin Ogle from Entrepreneurial Earth

Contact Martin for more information about upcoming programs.