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Open Space

Preserving open space

Rolling hills, miles of walking trails, shimmering lagoons – these beautiful open spaces give residents a break from their daily routines and attract visitors year round. The City of Carlsbad has made a strong commitment to preserving open space to ensure an excellent quality of life for our residents.  In 1986 residents voted to approve the Growth Management Plan, which ensures ample land will be set aside as permanent open space.  Current projections are that when all the major new development in the city is complete, at least 38 percent of the city will be open space.