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Open Space News and Newsletter

Stay up to date about Open Space with our newsletters and notices concerning Open Space lands.

Open Space newsletter July/August 2021

Please enjoy our quarterly newsletter for staff updates, great stories from our volunteers, upcoming volunteer opportunities, new Duende onions, news from the Open Space Alliance and much more.

Open Space Newsletter, August 2020

Please enjoy our quarterly newsletter for staff updates, great stories from our volunteers, upcoming volunteer opportunities, new Duende onions, news from the Open Space Alliance and much more.

The Open Space News, April-June 2018

Read the latest edition of the Open Space Newsletter and learn about upcoming volunteer, education, and recreation events, the new Parks & Recreation Director, and the Duende Onion!

The Open Space News, January-March 2017

The winter edition of the Open Space Newsletter. Our superintendent, Dr. Schmader, retires, volunteer opportunities, upcoming Visitor Center events, photos around Open Space land, and, of course, the Duende Onion!

The Open Space News, October-December 2015

The Open Space Newsletter fall edition. A farewell to Jodi Hedderig, Open Space Visitor Center fall calendar of events, information about the art exhibit PARCH and more! Plus, the ever popular Duende's Onion!

October - December 2014: Volume 15, Issue 4

Tony Barron, Assistant Open Space Superintendent, started working for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department on November 15th, 1982. He will be retiring this fall. Here, Tony recounts some of his early experiences at the Open Space Division.

October - December 2013: Volume 14, Issue 4

It’s hard to believe that summer is just about over and fall is creeping upon us. Once again we made it through fire closures and drought followed by over three inches of rain in July, with an epic storm blasting 90MPH winds. El Duende’s Pulaski needs a good sharpening after having to deal with all those trees and branches that were blocking our bosque trails.