Next Open Space Meeting

Thursday Oct 13th, 2016 at 6:00PM in the Clubhouse

Open Space

Hidden Springs is a planned community on 1,844 acres in the Dry Creek Valley.  Under the terms of the Hidden Springs Planned Community Ordinance (Section 8-21A-5E), no less than 810 acres of Hidden Springs property, designated as the “Open Space Area” are to remain open and free from development other than wildlife habitat improvement, trails and other recreational improvements, agriculture and agricultural operations and outbuildings.  As of 2008, approximately 988 acres in Hidden Springs are designated as natural open space subject to the terms of a Conservation Easement (CE) held by Ada County.  Fifty-nine (59) acres of natural open space off Cartwright Road are not held in the CE.  The plan divides the CE lands into five areas:

Wetlands      Dry Creek Corridor      Currant Creek Corridor      Uplands      Farm and Orchard

The Open Space Committee is a volunteer committee of Hidden Springs residents reporting to the Town Council.  The committee is responsible for advising HSTA and the Town Council on matters pertaining to open space management in the community.  

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Open Space Committee?  Feel free to contact the HSTA office or attend an upcoming Open Space Meeting held the first Tuesday of every month in the Community Clubhouse starting at 6:00pm.

The Open Space program efforts include:

  • Oversight and consultation by Land Trust of the Treasure Valley
  • Enhancing two large jurisdictional wetlands
  • Developing and maintaining a network of community recreational trails
  • Supporting the longevity and health of the Dry Creek corridor
  • Raptor perches & nesting boxes, and wildlife habitat areas
  • Supporting a fruit tree orchard
  • Maintaining an agricultural presence on historically worked lands
  • Working toward and maintaining a Firewise community status
  • Controlling noxious weeds while supporting desirable vegetation
  • Community environmental education