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Celebrating over 40 years of PLAN Jeffco and the Jefferson County Open Space Program

PLAN Jeffco is a citizen organization based in Jefferson County, Colorado. For over 40 years, PLAN Jeffco has advocated conservation of key lands as open space. PLAN Jeffco authored the "Open Space Resolution" ballot initiative in 1972 that provided a ½ percent sales tax in Jefferson County to establish the award winning Jefferson County Open Space program. PLAN Jeffco is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.


Newsletters

PLAN Jeffco Newsletter

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In The News

Park Association Releases Economic Impacts Study

Park Association Releases Economic Impacts Study The National Recreation and Park Association unveiled a study showing that local and regional public park agencies generated nearly $140 billion in economic activity and supported almost 1 million jobs in 2013.

In Colorado only, local and regional parks generated $4.6 billion in operations and capital spending, representing 36,247 jobs statewide.

Colorado was second in the nation in spending on a per capita basis with $878 per person, compared to Illinois in first place with $1,007 per resident and Utah, with $706 per resident in third place.

The Economic Impact of Local Parks study is largely based on estimates of spending by local and regional park agencies on annual operations and capital expenditures. It does not include visitor spending or any estimates of improvement in health and wellness or property values.

Researchers derived spending estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 Annual Survey of Public employment and payroll. Capital spending data was based on the ratio of capital spending to operational spending as shown by the NRPA database for 1,169 local and regional park agencies. read more ... »

Jeffco Open Space Parks

Clear Creek Canyon Park »

Clear Creek Canyon Open Space Park - Info and Photos Clear Creek Canyon Open Space Park - Info and Photos
Clear Creek Canyon Open Space Park - Info and Photos Clear Creek Canyon Open Space Park - Info and Photos

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park »

Alderfer - Three Sisters Open Space Park - Info and Photos Alderfer - Three Sisters Open Space Park - Info and Photos
Alderfer - Three Sisters Open Space Park - Info and Photos Alderfer - Three Sisters Open Space Park - Info and Photos

Mount Falcon Park »

Mount Falcon Open Space Park - Info and Photos Mount Falcon Open Space Park - Info and Photos
Mount Falcon Open Space Park - Info and Photos Mount Falcon Open Space Park - Info and Photos

Hildebrand Ranch Park »

Hildebrand Ranch Open Space Park - Info and Photos Hildebrand Ranch Open Space Park - Info and Photos
Hildebrand Ranch Open Space Park - Info and Photos Hildebrand Ranch Open Space Park - Info and Photos

White Ranch Park »

White Ranch Park - Info and Photos White Ranch Park - Info and Photos
White Ranch Park - Info and Photos White Ranch Park - Info and Photos

South Valley Park »

South Valley Park - Info and Photos South Valley Park - Info and Photos
South Valley Park - Info and Photos South Valley Park - Info and Photos

Lair 'o' the Bear Park »

Lair o the Bear - Info and Photos Lair o the Bear - Info and Photos
Lair o the Bear - Info and Photos Lair o the Bear - Info and Photos

Mount Galbraith Park »

Mount Galbraith Park - Info and Photos Mount Galbraith Park - Info and Photos
Mount Galbraith Park - Info and Photos Mount Galbraith Park - Info and Photos

North Table Mountain Park »

North Table Mountain Park - Info and Photos North Table Mountain Park - Info and Photos
North Table Mountain Park - Info and Photos North Table Mountain Park - Info and Photos

Matthews/Winters Park »

Matthews Winters Park - Info and Photos Matthews Winters Park - Info and Photos
Matthews Winters Park - Info and Photos Matthews Winters Park - Info and Photos

Deer Creek Canyon Park »

Deer Creek Canyon Park - Info and Photos Deer Creek Canyon Park - Info and Photos
Deer Creek Canyon Park - Info and Photos Deer Creek Canyon Park - Info and Photos

Reynolds Park »

Reynolds Park Open Space - Info and Photos Reynolds Park Open Space - Info and Photos
Reynolds Park Open Space - Info and Photos Reynolds Park Open Space - Info and Photos

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Monthly Meetings

PLAN Jeffco Monthly Meeting

The PLAN Jeffco Board meets every 4th Thursday of the month. Members are invited to attend. For more information:

Meetings Schedule

Open Space Involvement

What We Do — PLAN Jeffco's board and volunteers conserve the remaining open spaces in Jefferson County by watching over and advocating for the Jefferson County Open Space Parks and Open Space Program, educating decision makers, hosting candidate nights and engaging in policy discussions. In doing so, we work with Open Space staff, the citizen-staffed Open Space Advisory Committee and elected officials and coordinate with other organizations and interests that share our goals. We strive to work at a strategic level to move open space conservation thinking and action forward. ... read more »

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As the Open Space program has grown in size & significance, PLAN Jeffco continues to provide citizen oversight and impetus for new program directions—citizens & government interacting to achieve a goal of conserving Open Space Lands. We also provide an important citizen education function, keeping you informed of what is going on in your Open Space Program.

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