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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Improvements to Windy Saddle Park Trailhead Coming Soon

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Jefferson County Open Space will soon begin construction on improvements to the main trailhead of Windy Saddle Park at 1277 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden CO. Improvements include a permanent vault restroom, new asphalt overlay and striping for the parking...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

2019 Trails Stewardship Applications Now Open!

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Get paid to work outside with the nationally acclaimed TST program to maintain and improve natural surface trails, mitigate noxious weeds and restore natural areas. Must be 14–18 years old and live in Jefferson County.

Summer program: June 11–July 25

Tues–T...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Trails Talk Forum Recap

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The Trails Talk forum, a community meeting hosted by Jeffco Open Space, was held on Wednesday, February 27. In case you missed the meeting or want to learn more, check out additional information on what was discussed:

E-bikes

Jeffco Open Space Regulations

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Proposed Heritage Square Exchange

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Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) has received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials for a land exchange. The exchange would deed the former 114 acre Heritage Square and the 5.7 acre Bachman property at US 40 (Colfax) and Heritage Road to JCOS.

In ret...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Jeffco Open Space Celebrates Volunteers at Conservation Awards

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On January 31, Jeffco Open Space celebrated the amazing volunteers and partners who exemplify the organization's mission at its Conservation Awards event. Each year, the Conservation Awards recognize the outstanding work and commitment to Jeffco Open Spac...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1

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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. 

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Peaks to Plains Trail Mouth of the Canyon Project

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Jeffco Open Space is pleased to announce the upcoming Mouth of the Canyon segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail. This 1.75-mile segment within Clear Creek Canyon will extend east from Tunnel 1 along US Highway 6 and connect to the existing trail in Golden....

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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 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 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: 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: 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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