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Jeffco Open Space Master Plans

PLAN Jeffco provides an important citizen education function keeping you informed of what is going on in your Open Space Program.

The Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan is revised every five years. The purpose of the Open Space Master Plan is to set goals and objectives needed to ensure the continued success of the Open Space Program. The Master Plan, along with the Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) and the Board of County Commissioners, guides Jefferson County Open Space in its direction and operation.

2014 Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan

2014 Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan

Available: April 18, 2014

Author: Jefferson County Open Space

The Jefferson County 2014 Open Space Master Plan, which was approved on January 9, 2014, was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on March 18, 2014. After an 18 month process, the 2014 Master Plan was released on the Jefferson County website on April 18, 2014. PLAN Jeffco is quite pleased with the final draft and feels that it is a very strong document. ... read the Master Plan »

Executive Summary:

"Jefferson County Open Space is the nationís first sales tax-funded County open space program. It has grassroots beginnings dating back to 1972 with two pivotal organizations: PLAN Jeffco and The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County. These organizations proposed a unique concept to the Board of County Commissioners to preserve the scenic vistas and open lands within the County using the collection of one half of one percent tax on sales in Jefferson County to fund the program. The voters agreed, thereby ensuring perpetual land conservation, stewardship of open space and parklands, and access for public enjoyment.

Since 1972, Jeffco Open Space has acquired over 52,817 acres of land with approximately one-fifth dedicated to cities or districts that provide park and recreation services and open space purposes. Throughout the unincorporated county, 28 Open Space Parks provide trail-based outdoor recreation, nature and history education hubs, and conservation of scenic landscapes, natural resources, historic sites and wildlife habitat."

See also:

Read the April 22, 2014 Action Item Update

2003 Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan

2008 Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan

Author: Jefferson County Open Space

This Master Plan Update marks a new stage of growth for Jefferson County Open Space. It reflects a time of change from the early years of bold trailblazing to the emergence of a mature system of parks, a system entrusted with balancing strategic land acquisition and the sound management of assets. Throughout the transition, Jefferson County Open Space remains dynamic and forward thinking. ... view the full document »

2003 Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan

2003 Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan

Author: Jefferson County Open Space

The purpose of the Jefferson County Open Space 5-Year Master Plan is to set or establish goals and objectives needed to ensure the continued success of the Open Space Program, as well as provide effectual information about standard procedures.

In addition, our mission is accomplished through providing efficent and effective planning, providing passive outdoor recreational access and opportunities consistent with the natural and historical values of the property. ... view the full document »