News Flash

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

Top Spots for Winter Recreation

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Are you looking for some outdoor fun this winter? Check out our favorite winter recreation spots in Jeffco Open Space parks.

  • Flying J Ranch Park – Snow tends to stick around longer and trails are relatively flat, making this a great spot to bring fat tire ...
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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 28, 2018

Centennial Cone Park Hunting Closure Begins Saturday, December 1, 2018

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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. This includes the Mayhem parking lot along US Hwy 6. The majority of the park will reopen to multi-use recreation ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

New Trailhead Opens at Van Bibber Park

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Jeffco Open Space and Prospect Recreation & Park District are excited to announce the opening of the Indiana Trailhead at Van Bibber Park! Previously named the “West Access” located at 5590 Indiana Street, Arvada, CO, the new Indiana Trailhead contain...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

2019 Small Research Grant Applications Now Open

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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 these lands.

Past grant recipients include Adapta...

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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

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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: July 13, 2018

Plains Region Management Plan Draft

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The 28 unincorporated parks in Jeffco Open Space are organized into nine regions, each with their own management plan. View Map of Jeffco Open Space Park Regions. The intent of the region management plans is to establish and utilize a goal-orient...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

South Table Mountain Park Master Plan Draft

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The 28 unincorporated parks in Jeffco Open Space are organized into nine regions, each with their own management plan. View Map of Jeffco Open Space Park Regions. The intent of the region management plans is to establish and utilize a goal-orient...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Rocky Mountain Greenway Project Public Comment Period

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Jeffco Open Space announces the beginning of a public comment period for the proposed Sampling and Analysis Plan related to the Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail and Federal Lands Access Program at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.Review the Docu...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Conservation Summit Comes to Jefferson County

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PLAN Jeffco, the nonprofit, volunteer-led organization of open space advocates based in Jefferson County, along with Jefferson County Open Space, are pleased to host the inaugural session of the Jeffco Conservation Summit Series. This series will address ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jefferson County Open Space Announces Designated Use Trails

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Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) will be conducting a one-year pilot program to evaluate the challenges and benefits associated with designated use trails.  As part of this program, two trail segments in the JCOS system will be designated as bi...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Hiwan Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Historic Architecture at Upcoming Event

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The Hiwan Museum has been a historic staple in Evergreen, Colorado for as long as many community members can remember. This June marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 completion of the main building of Hiwan Museum, which was previously known as Camp Ne...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Conservation Greenprint

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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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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Jefferson County Announces “Big Year” of Bird Watching

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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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