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: October 9, 2017

More Peaks to Plains Trail Opens in Clear Creek Canyon Park

Clear Creek Canyon Park

The Peaks to Plains Trail, a key future state-wide connection, gained another three quarters of a mile on Friday, September 29, 2017. This section adds more to the popular trail which will eventually span the entirety of Clear Creek Canyon Park. In additi...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Visitor Survey: e-Bikes in Parks

e-Bike Survey

Jeffco Open Space is in an information gathering phase about e-bikes and wants to engage our visitors in the process through demos and intercept surveys in our parks.

Currently, Jeffco Open Space allows Class 1 e-bikes on paved (concrete or asphalt) trails...

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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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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Jeffco Open Space Hosts 2017 Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Each year Jeffco Open Space asks the community to contribute to their mission to preserve, protect and provide by joining the organization as a volunteer. In 2016, a record 3,015 volunteers donated 38,345 hours to Jeffco Open Space. An upcoming volunteer ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1

Each year Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) uses seasonal wildlife closures at the parks to protect species at sensitive times in their life cycles. This year's seasonal wildlife closures will be implemented at five JCOS Parks.

Centennial Cone Par...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Monthly Jeffco Land Stewardship Series Launches in January

Jefferson County Weed and Pest and Jeffco Open Space are co-hosting a new series this year for Jeffco landowners that will provide an understanding and appreciation for Jeffco lands and their ecological benefits. This free series will consist of evening s...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Public Input Sought to Address Challenges at Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area in Evergreen

Jeffco Open Space is asking for public input at an upcoming three-part community meeting series regarding the popular Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) located in Evergreen, Colorado. The DOLA is experiencing many challenges that affect public hea...

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