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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Dino Ridge Master Plan Community Open House

Dino Ridge Community Open House

Please join us to view and share your thoughts on the vision for Dinosaur Ridge. Proposed future projects include a new Visitor Center, educational signage, track protection, and roadway improvements.

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

2020 Small Research Grant Applications Now Open

Small Research Grant

2020 Small Research Grant Applications Now Open

Jeffco Open Space offers Small Research Grants to individuals or groups to conduct applied studies on Jeffco Open Space lands. The goal of this program is to fund research that will inform the management of n...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Designated Mountain Bike Only Trail at Matthews/Winters Park

Dakota Ridge South Trail with mountain biker riding

After conducting a one-year pilot program on the newly constructed Dakota Ridge South Trail at Matthews/Winters Park, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) is officially designating the .8 mile section of Dakota Ridge South Trail as mountain bike only, as of November ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Windy Saddle Park Trailhead Reopens Following Improvements

WSP trailhead_news

Following several months of work, the Windy Saddle Park Trailhead, located at 1277 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden 80401, has reopened with improvements.

Improvements include a permanent vault restroom, new asphalt overlay and striping for the parking lot, a...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Jeffco Seeks Input to Inform Future Trail Network

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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 Jefferso...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Online Campsite Reservations Now Available

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Visitors can now reserve campsites online for White Ranch Park and Reynolds Park. You can also find park permits, shelter reservations, and select education programs in this new online system. Note that camping permits must be o...
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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Designated Mountain Bike Only Trail at White Ranch Park

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After conducting a one-year pilot program at White Ranch Park, Jeffco Open Space is officially designating a 0.9 mile section of Longhorn Trail as one way and mountain bike only as of June 19, 2019. The trail has been renamed Middle Longhorn Trail.

The 201...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Work Begins on Next Trail Segment in Clear Creek Canyon

Mouth of Clear Creek Canyon

The vision of a 65-mile trail connecting the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass to downtown Denver takes another step toward reality when work begins this week on a new segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail at the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon Park.

This 1.7...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Be Aware of Fire Restrictions in Jeffco Open Space Parks

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Due to ongoing high fire danger conditions, Jeffco Open Space maintains Stage 2 fire restrictions year-round. This includes:

  • No campfires
  • No charcoal grills or open flames
  • No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed trailhead area that is de...
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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Proposed Heritage Square Exchange

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Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) has received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials for a land exchange. The exchange would deed the former 114 acre Heritage Square and the 5.7 acre Bachman property at US 40 (Colfax) and Heritage Road to JCOS.

In ret...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1

Red Tailed Hawk

Each year Jeffco Open Space uses seasonal wildlife closures at the parks to protect species at sensitive times in their life cycles. This year’s seasonal wildlife closures affect numerous Jeffco Open Space parks and trails. 

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Jeffco Open Space Regulations Updated

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Effective immediately, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) is updating park regulations related to fires and e-bikes that will be enforced throughout JCOS parks.

Fire Restrictions

Due to ongoing high fire danger conditions, JCOS will maintain Stage 2 fire restrictions...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Unique Conservation Partnership Preserves 424.6-Acre Lippincott Ranch

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Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) and City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) recently finalized the land acquisition of the 424.6-acre Lippincott Ranch. Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) was also integral in the acquisition by providing JCOS and OSMP ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Open Space Receives $9.75 million from DRCOG

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Jeffco Open Space recently applied to the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Board of Directors to request funding for a 3-mile segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail in the furthest East portion of Clear Creek Canyon. The request was made throu...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Dakota Ridge South Designated Use Trail Opens at Matthews/Winters Park

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Today, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) celebrates the opening of the Dakota Ridge South Trail, a new designated use, mountain bike only trail at Matthews/Winters Park. The construction of the 0.8 miles of new trail began in 2016 and the trail opens for recreatio...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Black Bear Trail Opens, Connecting Deer Creek Canyon and Hildebrand Ranch Parks

Black Bear Trail

Today, Jeffco Open Space celebrates the opening of Black Bear Trail, a major connection between two popular parks in the system. The construction of 6.3 miles of new trail between Plymouth Mountain Trail and Mill Creek in Deer Creek Canyon Park began in O...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Conservation Greenprint

Conservation Greenprint map

View our recently developed Conservation "Greenprint". This illustrates the challenges that are facing Jeffco Open Space today, the opportunities we see, and the strategies we plan to implement to address these challenges. View the full document...

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