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 five Jeffco Open Space parks.

 

Centennial Cone Park &n...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Trails Talk Forum Set for February 20

Hikers at Deer Creek Canyon Park

The Trails Talk forum, a community meeting hosted by Jeffco Open Space, will be held Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Jeffco Open Space Headquarters, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, Colorado.Topics in store include carr...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Jefferson County Announces “Big Year” of Bird Watching

Big Year Logo

Jefferson County is home to an abundant variety of bird species. To celebrate and preserve these species and their habitats, the County is excited to offer a Big Year in 2018.

Join fellow community birders in identifying by sight or sound the largest numbe...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Centennial Cone Park Hunting Closure Begins Friday, December 1, 2017

Buck

The late-season hunting access at Centennial Cone Park will begin December 1, closing the park to all other uses through the end of January. The majority of the park will reopen to multi-use recreation on February 1, 2018.Jeffco Open Space hunting access ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

(CANCELLED) Jeffco Open Space to Host Fuelwood Sale at Beaver Ranch Park, December 9 & 10, 2017

Pile of fuelwood

---UPDATE: The fuelwood sale has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment---

Permits are now available for the public to purchase fuelwood from forest management activities on approximately 40 forested acres at Conifer’s Community Park at Beaver Ranch. Wea...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Jefferson County Agencies Come Together for National Public Lands Day Clean-up Efforts

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 the nation will celebrate the 24th annual National Public Lands Day, a volunteer effort aimed at preserving and protecting our public lands. This special day provides an opportunity to engage park visitors around a very imp...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Fuelwood Sale Expected Winter of 2017

Jeffco Open Space often has fuelwood to sell to the public at the end of the summer. This wood comes from forestry projects including removing dead or diseased trees or thinning for forest health. Harvested wood is first used for structures within Open Sp...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Dakota Ridge Trail Extension Opens in Matthews/Winters Park

After a year and a half of rock work, winching, cutting and rock placement, an extension has been added to the Dakota Ridge Trail in Matthews/Winters Park, part of Jeffco Open Space. Located on the geological formation known as the hogback, above C-470 an...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect for Jeffco Open Space, July 7, 2017

As of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, all Jeffco Open Space parks will be under Stage 2 fire restrictions. What to know about the Stage 2 fire restrictions for Jeffco Open Space parks:

No recreational fires - no fire allowed (no open flame, no wood or c...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Entire Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area to Close on April 4

The Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) in Evergreen has multiple safety and environmental challenges that need to be addressed immediately. Earlier this month Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) evaluated keeping an eight acre area of the DOLA open ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

North Floyd Hill Acquisition a Success for Visitors and Benchmark Land Management Partnership

On March 17, 2017, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) and Clear Creek County Open Space (CCCOS), with grant assistance from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), and in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT), finalized th...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Most of Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area to Close On April 4

The Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) in Evergreen has many safety and environmental challenges that have resulted in plans to close 99 of the 107 acres of the site on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for major restoration work. A newly fenced area of appro...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Applications Open for Jeffco Open Space Trail Stewardship Team

Applications are currently available for the 2017 Jeffco Open Space Trail Stewardship Team (TST) for Jefferson County youth ages 14-18 years. This program provides wages of $9.30 per hour. The applications are available online through April 10, 2017. The ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Most of Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area to Close; Search for New Suitable, Sustainable Site Begin

The Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) in Evergreen has become so popular with dog owners that the land has suffered from overuse near the point of no return. The high level of use, coupled with challenging site constraints, has resulted in unsafe ...

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