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Jeffco Open Space Planning & Acquisition

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2015
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Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) Planning Update January – June 2015

Jefferson County Open Space Planning Update January – June 2015

Author: Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS)

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Jefferson County Open Space Planning Update January – June 2015 [ PDF ]

Jefferson County Open Space Planning Update January – June 2015 [ PPTX ]

JCOS Staff Recommends Expansion of Coal Creek Canyon Open Space Park

Jefferson County Open Space Planning Update

Author: Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS)

Date: June 29, 2015

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Jefferson County Open Space Planning Update - Quarterly Real Estate Update, June 29, 2015 [ PDF ]

Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) Staff Recommends Expansion of Coal Creek Canyon Open Space Park JCOS Staff Recommends Expansion of Coal Creek Canyon Open Space Park

Author: Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS)

Date: July 2015

JCOS Staff recommends the purchase of the Indigena LLC property and the Laramie Ridge, LLC property for a total purchase price of $6,750,000. The acquisition of these properties will expand the Coal Creek Canyon Open Space Park by roughly 1,076 acres. Read more:

JCOS Coal Creek Canyon Park Indigena LLC Agreement OS14-17 [ PDF ]

2013
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Open Space Budget for 2013

Author: Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS)

Date: February 2013

Sales tax revenue for 2013 is projected at 4% more than the actual revenue in 2011. The operating budget remains the same as 2012, plus small increases in cost allocations for County provided services. The budgeting for acquisitions was reduced by ... read more »

2010
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Open Space Proposed 2011 Budget

Author: Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS)

Date: August 2010

Open Space creates its budget on a 5-year basis. This allows for planning of trail and park capital improvements. Revenues for the program are approximately $33,000,000 per year (2010) with a projected 2% annual growth. In addition Open Space may realize a $1,700,000 savings in 2010-2011 by refinancing the 2001 series of bonds this fall. ... read more »

County Selects Tom Hoby as New Director of Open Space and Community Resources

Tom Hoby is not only our Open Space Director, he’s also the Director of the Community Resources Department. As such, he has executive oversight of the Boettcher Mansion, the CSU Extension, and the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. He brings to these jobs a very wide range of experience gained in his 29 years in the industry. ... read more »

2009
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Open Space accepted donation of 80 acres adjacent to the southern boundary of Elk Meadow Park through the Jeffco Open Space Foundation

... more about Elk Meadow Park »

Open Space constructs Mayhem Gulch trailhead for Centennial Cone Park along Clear Creek

... more about Centennial Cone Park »

Open Space constructs trailhead at Hildebrand Park

... more about Hildebrand Park »

Apex Park Management Plan changed to reduce biker-biker and biker-hiker conflicts

... more about Apex Park »

Open Space acquires 49 acres on the southwest slope of North Table Mountain and 1,252 acres of North Table Mountain; plus 440 acres in a land exchange.

... more about North Table Mountain Park »

Open Space acquires 15 acres on the west slope of South Table Mountain.

... more about South Table Mountain Park »

Open Space acquires .2 acres for the Clear Creek Trail Corridor; 4,406 acres along Clear Creek including Centennial Cone Park, 487 acres in additions to Centennial Cone Park, and a 76 acre backdrop below Mount Galbraith.

... more about Clear Creek Canyon Park, Centennial Cone Park, and Mount Galbraith Park »

Open Space acquires 60 acre conservation easement at the entrance to Coal Creek Canyon & a 70-acre easement about 3 miles up the canyon.

... more about Coal Creek Canyon Park »

Open Space acquires 4 acres of Mount Glennon; a 1,955 acre backdrop at South Valley and Hildebrand Ranch, a 1 acre addition to Deer Creek Canyon Park; a 117 acre addition to Mount Falcon Park; and additions of 787 to Alderfer/Three Sisters Park k.

... more about Mount Glennon Park, South Valley Park, Hildebrand Ranch Park, and Deer Creek Canyon Park, Mount Falcon Park, and Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, »

Open Space acquires additions of 188 acres to Meyer Ranch Park plus a 10-acre easement; 301 acres of Flying J Ranch Park; a 410 acre addition to Reynolds Ranch Park; and 120 acres adjacent to the Cathedral Spires Natural Area plus a 120-acre conservation easement.

... more about Meyer Ranch Park, Flying J Ranch Park, Reynolds Park, and Cathedral Spires Park »

2008
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Update of the Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan

... read the 2008 Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan »

Open Space acquires 60 acres of meadow land west of Meyer Ranch Park

... the Meyer Ranch property was purchased by Jefferson County in ... read more »

South Table Mountain Park Management Plan

... read about the 2008 South Table Mountain Park Management Plan »

2007
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Open Space 2008 Budget

Open Space’s procedure to prepare the budget on a five-year time line has proved to be a very good instrument, not only to plan for programs and capital constructions in a timely way but to stay within projected, (and later, actual) revenues. This method has been so impressive that the BCC is considering having all departments preparing their budgets with a five-year format. ... read more »

North Table Mountain Plan to include revised management plan for natural areas not judged to be sensitive but requiring careful management

... more about North Table Mountain Park »

Joint Venture Grants

On January 11, 2007, OSAC met to hear requests for Joint Venture Grants and Conservation Trust Fund Awards. Open Space budgets $2,000,000 each year to be used for Joint Venture grants with the cities and park and recreation districts. The Board of County Commissioners allocated $150,000 of Conservation Trust Funds (the County’s share of lottery funds) for OSAC to distribute to park and recreation districts and appropriate non-profit organizations. ... read more »

2004
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Open Space forced to sell 6.4 acres of Matthews/Winters to CDOT for realigning US 40 and enlarging the Pterodactyl parking lot

... more about Matthews/Winters Park »

2003
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Open Space Master Plan updated

... read the 2003 Jefferson County Open Space Master Plan »

Joint Open Space Recreation Plan with Denver Mountain Parks

Open Space to take lead in preparing high quality maps showing Open Space & Trails in Jeffco Open Space and connecting areas

2002
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Open Space acquires Weidner property, 266 acres fee & 619 acres conservation easement, allowing connection of White Ranch to Golden Gate State Park

... more about White Ranch Park »

Lafarge land trade for 60 acres of Open Space land approved; Jefferson County to receive 400 acres on North Table Mountain & rights to tallgrass prairie acreage

... more about North Table Mountain Park »

Jefferson County celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Open Space, with nearly 50,000 acres now acquired

1999
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Open Space purchases Goltra property along Clear Creek

... more about Clear Creek Canyon Park »

1996
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County Commissioners approve Park Ranger program

Clear Creek properties totalling 1100 acres (including 766 a of Goltra land) purchase completed by Jeffco Open Space

... more about Clear Creek Canyon Park »

Open Space acquires 895 acres of South Valley Park

... more about South Valley Park »

1995
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Open Space receives $400,000 grant from GOCO for Crown Hill Park

Crown Hill Park is the site of the 1860 Lee family homestead. In 1972 the West Aspen Company of Texas proposed ... read more »

More than 4,500 acres acquired, bringing the total to 29,000 acres of Jefferson County Open Space

1992
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Open Space purchases Mt Lindo (763 acres)

... more about Mount Lindo Park »

1989
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Open Space acquires 1781 acres of Deer Creek Canyon

... more about Deer Creek Canyon Park »

Trails 2000 Plan drafted; intergovernmental agreement with Denver Mountain Parks

1986
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Open Space purchases 1268 acres of Elk Meadow

... more about Elk Meadow Park »

Open Space purchases 397 acres of Meyer Ranch

... more about Meyer Ranch Park »

1985
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Open Space purchases 820 acres of Pine Valley Ranch

... more about Pine Valley Ranch Park »

1981
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Open Space purchases 315 acres of Mt Glennon Hogback

... more about Mount Glennon Park »

1979
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Open Space purchases 182 acres of Crown Hill Park

... more about Crown Hill Park »

1976
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Open Space acquires 279 acres of Alderfer/Three Sisters Park.

... more about Alderfer/Three Sisters Park »

Open Space acquires 868 acres of Matthews/Winters Park

... more about Matthews/Winters Park »

1975
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Open Space purchases Reynolds Ranch (1100 acres)

... more about Reynolds Park »

Open Space acquires Van Bibber (92 acres)

... more about Van Bibber Park »

Open Space starts Youth Work Program

1974
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Open Space acquires 400 acres of Apex Park

... more about Apex Park »

Open Space acquires 3002 acres of White Ranch

... more about White Ranch Park »

1973
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Open Space purchases Hiwan Homestead

... more about Hiwan Homestead Museum & Heritage Grove Park »

Colorado Open Lands assists Jeffco Open Space in purchasing 1490 acres of Mount Falcon

... more about Mount Falcon Park »