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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Jeffco Trails Plan Public Comment Period

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Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) has completed a draft of the county-wide Jeffco Trails Plan envisioning a healthier, engaged community connected by trails. This draft is a result of a collaborative effort among JCOS, local, state and federal agencies, park and r...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

In Response to the Golden Giddyup Cancellation

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In response to concerns about the Golden Giddyup. The organizers of the Golden Giddyup mountain bike event recently published a statement on their website and social media pages stating, “The Golden Giddyup is Over.”

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Information and Updates

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There is an expanding global outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, named COVID-19. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is preparing for and aggressively managing this outbreak in collaboration with other national, state, a...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Joint News Release on Open Space Management

Join Us and Protect Our Parks

Increasing open space visitation leading to instances of trail & natural resource damageOpen space agencies remind visitors to practice responsible recreation and stay close to homeFour Colorado Front Range park and open space agencies are seeing inst...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Protect Yourself and Others When Going Outdoors

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(JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO) – These are stressful times and getting outdoors for exercise and peace of mind is how many Coloradoans cope. When people are stressed, anxious, and socially isolated – as we are right now due to the COVID-...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

UPDATE: South Table Mountain Park Plan & 2020 Actions presentation & Fact Sheet live

South Table Mountain Park

UPDATE: The South Table Mountain Park Plan & 2020 Actions Community Meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 was canceled due to increasing concerns regarding COVID-19. In keeping with the health and safety concerns of our staff and the c...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

CANCELED: Community Meeting About Proposed Heritage Square Exchange

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CANCELED: Heritage Square Exchange Community Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 19 canceled due to escalating concerns over COVID-19.Due to escalating concerns over COVID-19 and to prioritize the health and safety of our employees and community, we ha...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Flying J Ranch Park Forestry Restoration, Pile Burn Notice for Spring

Flying J Ranch Park Slash Pile Burn

Flying J Ranch Park Forestry Restoration, Pile Burn Notice for Spring

As part of the on-going forest restoration and wildfire mitigation work at Flying J Ranch Park, Jeffco Open Space will be conducting slash pile burns for a three-day period between March...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Managing Trail Safety at Apex Park Community Meeting

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UPDATE: The comment period has closed as of March 25. Please see below for comment period results, as well as next steps.Results of Apex management comment period PDF

Overall, 320 individuals commented on the proposed trail management plan, and we received...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

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. 

Centennial Cone Park &...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Dino Ridge Master Plan Community Open House

Dino Ridge Community Open House

Thank you to all who attended the open house on December 11, 2019.  Proposed future projects include a new Visitor Center, educational signage, track protection, and roadway improvements.

For more information: [email protected]

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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, 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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