What is Open Space?

Open Space is the natural areas both in and around a community that provide important community space, recreational opportunities, places of natural beauty, habitat for threatened and endangered species, and a buffer zone from growth and development, thereby improving our quality of life and our community.

In July, 2007, the City of Santa Clarita property owners voted in favor of the Open Space Preservation District.  A special assessment paid by City property owners will assist the city in purchasing land in and around the city that could otherwise be developed.  By preserving open space lands, the city can make a positive and significant impact on the retention of wildlife corridors, the restoration of threatened and endangered species native to California, and the expansion of the City’s greenbelt buffer.