Arapahoe County Open Space Plan

Completed in April 2010, the Arapahoe County Open Space Master Plan lays out a comprehensive framework for the future of the landscape of Arapahoe County, CO including parks, greenways, trails, and bicycle/pedestrian systems for the cities, towns and rural lands of a major metropolitan area south and east of Denver. The project included a detailed scientific survey of trends and desires and an extensive public/stakeholder engagement process. It provides specific direction for the success of the program going forward.  This was the first master plan for the Arapahoe County Open Space Program and crucial to the future of the effort as the open space tax comes up for voter renewal in 2013. The master plan promotes filling the gaps and connectivity in the populated western portion of the County, sets a direction of open space, parks and trails in the developing central section of the County, and set standards and strategies for cooperative ranch and agricultural preservation–working with willing property owners–and land conservation in the mostly rural eastern region. The Greenway Team worked on this project in partnership with Chuck Flink (Greenways, Inc.) and Marty Zeller (Conservation Partners, Inc.)

In addition to playing a key role in the Arapahoe County Open Space Plan, the Greenway Team has prepared, or participated in, large scape open space and green infrastructure plans for Las Vegas, NV, Jefferson County, CO, Archeleta County, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, and Commerce City, CO.

View the Open Space Plan Summary