Open Space Division

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OPEN SPACE MISSION: To conserve and restore Open Space through land acquisition and management for the protection of natural and cultural resources and provide opportunities for education, volunteering and appropriate passive recreation.

OPEN SPACE VISION: An Open Space program funded for future generations that enriches the experience of living in Louisville by providing opportunities for citizens to reconnect with nature and their cultural heritage while also enhancing their mental and physical well-being.

The City owns or has an interest in 2,000 acres of open lands that serve a wide variety of values. Each open space property is designated with one or more classifications; Preserve, Protect, Visitor, and Other. These lands provide visual buffers between local municipalities and support many species of wildlife and diverse plant communities.

The City's trail system meanders through some of these open space parcels, such as Davidson Mesa, Coyote Run, Lake Park, and the Leon A. Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary, to name just a few. Another important mission of the Open Space Division is to preserve Louisville's agricultural backdrop by maintaining private farming in more rural areas.

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    Brignull, EmberOpen Space ManagerParks & Recreation(303) 335-4729
    Hilte, AubreyRanger NaturalistParks & Recreation(303) 335-4770
    Jepson, CatherineOpen Space SpecialistParks & Recreation(303) 335-4742
    Thompson, CodyRanger NaturalistParks & Recreation(303) 335-4770
    Winfree, TracyDirector Parks and RecreationParks & Recreation, Recreation & Senior Services(303) 335-4731