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.
- Self-Guided Ranger Walk: Lake to Lake Trail
- Forest Bathing
- Self-Guided Ranger Walk: Dutch Creek
- Geocache Notebook for Davidson Mesa Open Space
- Adopt an Open Space
- Tips to Prevent Littering
- Park/Open Space Management - Frequently Asked Questions
- Application for Access to Open Space
- Plans & Reports
- Volume I - Open Space Master Plan for Louisville Owned Parcels
- Volume II - Jointly Owned Open Space Management Plan of the Louisville Open Space
This plan covers all property the City jointly owns with Boulder County and/or the City of Lafayette.
- 2001 & 2008 Bird Survey
- 2015 Bird Survey
- 2016 Bird Survey
- 2017 Bird Survey
- 2018 Bird Survey
- Integrated Weed Management Plan
- 2018 Davidson Mesa Vegetation rev. July 2019
- 2019 Davidson Mesa Vegetation
|Brignull, Ember||Open Space Superintendent||Parks & Recreation||(303) 335-4729|
|Jepson, Catherine||Open Space Specialist||Parks & Recreation||(303) 335-4742|
|Mosley, Nathan||Director of Parks, Recreation & Open Space||Parks & Recreation, Recreation & Senior Services||(303) 335-4731|
|Potopchuk, Nick||Open Space Technician III||Parks & Recreation||(303) 335-4728|
|Roels, Steve||Senior Natural Resource Specialist||Parks & Recreation||(303) 335-4744|
|White-Patarino, Benjamin||Ranger Naturalist||Parks & Recreation||(303) 335-4770|