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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: July 13, 2018

Plains Region Management Plan Draft

Crown Hill Park

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

Trail on South Table Mountain Park

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

Rocky Mountain Greenway Project Map

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

Woman in the Outdoors

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 14, 2018

Jefferson County Open Space Fire Ban Begins June 15, 2018

fire ban graphic

Starting Friday June 15, 2018, Jefferson County Open Space parks will be under a fire ban. The following activities and items are not permitted during this Jeffco Open Space fire ban:

  • No campfires
  • No charcoal grills or open flames
  • No smoking, except within a...
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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jefferson County Open Space Announces Designated Use Trails

Mountain Bike on Longhorn Trail at White Ranch Park

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

Hiwan Museum Exterior

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 18, 2018

Skunk found at Mount Falcon Park Tests Positive for Rabies

skunk

NOTICE: a skunk found at Mount Falcon Park has tested positive for rabies. Reminders from Jefferson County Public Health include leashing your dog and avoiding direct contact with any wildlife. Please Contact Animal Control at 303-271-5070 if you find a d...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Get Involved! Upcoming Volunteer Projects Need Your Help

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Learn about upcoming one-day volunteer projects in Jeffco Open Space parks to contribute to the protection of wildlife and vegetation and to maintain trails for all to enjoy.

All ages and abilities are welcome!

Jeffco Open Space has been the natural choice ...

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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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Posted on: February 21, 2018

e-bike Pilot Program Announced for Jeffco Open Space Parks

Class1 Road e-bike

Based on several factors including 2017 research, existing resource impact research, state laws, and enforceability, Jeffco Open Space is piloting a program that allows electric bicycles (e-bikes) on Jeffco Open Space managed trails.- Class 1 e-bikes are ...

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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 five Jeffco Open Space parks.

 

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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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