The Town of Natick contains a variety of open spaces and trails providing valuable benefits including opportunities for hiking and exploring outside, wildlife and plant habitat, flood storage, treatment of pollutants, and protection of water resources such as groundwater aquifers and Lake Cochituate.
Within Natick, the Conservation Commission owns over 400 acres of protected land. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts owns over 380 acres of land. Private, non-profit organizations own over 500 acres of land. Other protected open space lands are owned by other Town entities or are privately held.