Pitkin County Open Space & Trails (OST) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or parties to lease the agricultural lease areas of Emma Open Space.
This open space is comprised of 58 acres generally located at the intersection of Emma Road and Highway 82. Through the tenure of Pitkin County’s ownership, the irrigated meadows have been leased as one lease area and, most recently, as three separate lease areas based on natural topographic breaks.
Schoolhouse Lease – Approximately 13 acres of sprinkler-irrigated land located between the Home Supply Ditch and the Rio Grande Trail. Sprinkler and pump is owned by current lessee.
South Lease – Approximately 11 acres of flood-irrigated land by gated pipe system, located between the south boundary line of Emma Open Space and the Home Supply Ditch.
North Lease – Approximately 20 acres of flood-irrigated land located between the Rio Grande Trail and Highway 82.