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.
Learn more about the wonders of Coal Creek, stories behind historic barns, or the myriad of birds in Open Space at one of our educational programs, hosted year-round.
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Open Space Resources
- Open Space and Trail Regulations
- 2023 Parks and Open Space Trails Map
- 2022 Open Space Annual Report
- 2019 Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails Plan
- Self Guided Tour of Waneka Lake and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve
- Bird City Lafayette
- Native Plants for Landscaping in Boulder County
- City of Lafayette Prairie Dog Management Policy - November 2019
- Coyote Conflict Brochure- Colorado Parks & Wildlife
- "Farms In Our Midst" - Open Space Essay by Martin Ogle
- "Energy & Life" - Open Space Essay by Martin Ogle
- "2020 Vision - Open Space Sustainability" - Open Space Essay by Martin Ogle
- "Rare Birds vs. Common Birds" - Open Space Essay by Johanna Mailly
The Open Space Division is 100% funded by two local sales and use tax initiatives:
- Legacy Tax: 0.25% for land acquisition and maintenance
- POST Tax (Parks, Open Space & Trails: 0.25% for maintenance, enhancements, and preservation