What is Open Space?
Open space, in the simplest of terms, is undeveloped land, but in reality it is often much more. Open space should be onsidered the landscapes and open areas that link together the built environment in which we live. Often it is the nature and extent of these connections, and the manner in which the population uses these areas that help define a community. There are many types of open space and everyone has their own perception of what open space means. Here are some examples of what open space can be.
Why do we need Open Space?
The benefits of open space are myriad and far reaching. Open space not only provides recreation oppor tunities and wildlife habitat, but it has an effect on human health and community well being as well. Open space creates areas for active and passive recreation, contributing to the physical and mental well being of those who utilize it.
For more information visit the Open Space & Recreation Plan