Open Space Forum

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about our open space.

Stories of OUR Land; 2nd Annual Lafayette Open Space Community Forum

Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m.  Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road

Open Space lands have been set aside in Lafayette to improve the quality of life in our community by preserving natural areas and resources, providing for passive outdoor recreation, rural preservation and more.  At this community forum we celebrate these lands through stories we share about what Lafayette’s Open Spaces mean to us.   

Four community members whose lives have intersected with Open Space in significant ways will be featured: 1) Natalie Condon of Isabelle Farm who operates the organic produce farm and year-round farm store on Lafayette’s award-winning Thomas Open Space;  2) Lynn Riedel, botanist with City of Boulder Open Space and member of the Lafayette Open Space Advisory Committee; 3) Grant Swift, teacher in Lafayette schools for 26 years and long-time chair and associate with the Lafayette Open Space Advisory Committee; and 4) Gerry Morrell, who recently retired as Lafayette’s Fire Chief and is now the new President of the Lafayette Historical Society.       Following these four recollections, all participants at the forum will be invited to share their own stories and memories of Lafayette’s Open Spaces.  Old and new pictures of Lafayette will add to our understanding and appreciation of our land.     

Whether you use Lafayette’s Open Spaces frequently or seldom, you are invited to join in this celebration of place!   Refreshments will be provided.  No RSVP is required, but contact Martin Ogle at or 720-612-0506 with questions.