For over 30 years, Langhorne Open Space, Inc. (LOSI) has been leading the effort to preserve open space and historic structures in the community.
LOSI’s membership consists of 200+ families and also many local businesses.
Thanks to the generous support of its membership, LOSI has been successful in saving the following properties from development and creating town parks:
- Langhorne Heritage Farm – This nine-acre farm includes a historic farmhouse, barn and several outbuildings (now rented as artist studios). Today, The Farm hosts Community Gardeners and several events for the public. LOSI provides funding for renovation and beautification projects at The Farm.
- Revolutionary War Burial Site – This parcel is now preserved as a historic site commemorating the soldiers from the Battle of Trenton who are buried there.
- Catawissa Creek Nature Preserve – In 2007, LOSI capped a seven-year effort opposing a 30-unit, high-density townhouse development along the fragile Catawissa Creek. The five+ acre parcel is now a nature preserve. It has recently benefited from a major streambank restoration and beautification effort.
LOSI has also purchased several “Conservation Easements,” whereby the property stays on the tax rolls under private ownership, but development is precluded in perpetuity:
- Orthodox Friends Meetinghouse – LOSI preserved the view scape of this magnificent structure.
- Keen Acres – A 1¼-acre parcel behind this home on Marshall Avenue.
- Langhorne Meadow – A ¾-acre parcel behind the home at 224 N. Pine Street.