Jeffco Open Space is coordinating the creation of the Jeffco Trails Plan, the first countywide trails plan for Jefferson County. The intent of the plan is to create a comprehensive trail system that unites the people, places, and possibilities of Jefferson County. Residents are asked to provide their perspective at www.JeffcoTrailsPlan.org.
The Jeffco Trails Plan is a collaborative effort among the county, local governments, and non-profit partners. A Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Planning Grant utilizing Colorado Lottery funds is helping to finance the project. The planning process kicked off in January 2019 and the Plan will be developed over a one-year period with anticipated completion in February 2020. The Plan will assess trail and greenway needs throughout the county and establish priority areas and projects. Implementation of the priority projects will help to improve safety for trail visitors, increase and enhance healthy trail-related recreation opportunities, and allow more people to begin their outdoor experience from their homes. The final plan will serve as a guide for constructing trail improvements over time.
For the Jeffco Trails Plan to be successful, it is critical that the community shares their vision for the trail network. Visit www.JeffcoTrailsPlan.org to learn more about the project, take a quick survey, join the project mailing list, and provide input. The website includes an interactive map-based commenting tool that can pinpoint specific issues and highlight ideas for key locations.
For more information about this project, visit www.JeffcoTrailsPlan.org or email JTP@jeffco.us.
Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Our mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy, nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, our organization contributes to city and park district projects, has preserved more than 56,000 acres, and manages 28 open space parks and more than 244 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.