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The first Open Space project in the City of Holyoke, in 2019, $177,900 in CPA funds was approved for the purchase of a 51.7 acre parcel of forested land adjacent to Gloutak Park on Rock Valley Road.  The City of Holyoke now owns the land, which will be permanently protected from development and monitored by Kestrel Land Trust. The parcel is being conserved for its natural resources and the protection of local wildlife, and will be available to local residents for passive recreation. In 2022, a second CPA project developed trails throughout the parcel for the enjoyment of the wider public. Conservation and use of this land will help retain the character of Rock Valley for future generations.