Acquisition, Creation and Preservation of "Open Space"

Open space includes land protecting scenic vistas, forested land, land protecting wells, aquifers and recharge areas, and land for active or passive recreation use including playgrounds, trails, parks, and community gardens. Community preservation funds may be used to protect open space by outright purchase, or by extinguishing or limiting development rights through the purchase of permanent conservation or agricultural preservation easements or restrictions. Rehabilitation and restoration of open space or land for recreational use can be done if the land was acquired or created using monies from the fund.