Open Space Plan
COMMUNITY SURVEY ANNOUNCEMENT:
The City is working on updating the 2002 Open Space Plan and is asking for your input through a community survey. Please visit: www.saratogaspringsopenspaces.com and share your thoughts and ideas on the future of open spaces in Saratoga Springs.
“Continuing development within the City has demonstrated a compelling and ongoing need to acquire, improve, preserve, protect, maintain the availability of, and improve the City's remaining natural areas, wetlands, trails, watershed protection land, farm land, stream and other green-way corridors, historical and archaeological sites and areas, significant habitats and ecologically important areas, geological landmarks, public access areas and other similar such open land for active and passive park and recreational facilities, and preserve open areas, to enhance the general quality of life and the environment of the City, and thereby benefit the residents and taxpayers of the City.”
Saratoga Springs City Code Chapter 110-2 Legislative Intent
Recognizing the value of open lands to Saratoga's character, the City Council unanimously adopted an official Open Space Plan in 1994. Building on the important policy recommendations of that report, the 2002 update provides a blueprint and tools for furthering the community's vision of the "City in the Country."