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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Wool Spinning at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

Learn Wool Spinning at 17 Mile House

Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park and discover how animal wool is spun into the sweaters we wear. Featured activity: try wool carding by hand and dye your own sheep’s wool! We will also offer small-group tours of the historic 17 Mile House and bar...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Cheyenne-Arapaho Park expansion project to benefit community

Cheyenne-Arapaho Park Updates

Construction will begin mid-May 2022 on a project to renovate and activate the west side of Cheyenne-Arapaho Park in the Four Square Mile area of unincorporated Arapahoe County. The 4.6-acre park located at 9200 E. Iowa Ave. approximately one-half mile no...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Work begins on Parker Road Overpass for High Plains Trail

Map of where the High Plains connector trail is being built

Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Public Works & Development, and Jalisco International, Inc. will start construction of the Parker Road Overpass for High Plains Trail on Monday, April 25. 

The Open Spaces project will improve regional trail connec...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

How to protect your flock from Avian Influenza

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Have backyard chickens? Please use the following resources for information regarding the current Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak.

Call your veterinarian if your flock shows signs of influenza or you suspect exposure.

No Vet? You can also c...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Water bugs at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park and learn about water critters living in Cherry Creek from City & County of Denver Environmental Educator Donny Roush. Take a short, guided nature walk with Casey Davenhill from Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners. Featur...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Meet the beekeepers at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park and learn the basics of honeybees, beekeeping, and bee-friendly gardens from the farm’s apiarists Joe and Debbie Komperda. Featured activity: make your own beeswax candle!

Saturday, April 9, 20229 a.m.–12...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

What's the BUZZ with bees in Colorado?

Learn more about the 900 species of bees in Colorado

What's the BUZZ with bees in Colorado? These little pollinators in our backyard impact us more than you would think. With "A Beginner's Field Guide to Identifying Bees" you can learn how to identify bees in Colorful Colorado!

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Now open: New trail underpass at Parker and Mississippi

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The High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Parker Road and Mississippi Avenue is now open to the public! This partnership with Arapahoe County Open Spaces and the City and County of Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure built this new reg...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Protecting the High Line Canal: Our Progress, Our Future

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This week, Arapahoe County celebrates our partners and the launch of the Canal Collaborative (formerly called the High Line Canal Working Group). The new structure for operations and management of the Canal will help ensure this regional treasure is prote...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

17 Mile House historian brings her own personal connection to its local history

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Arapahoe County staff member Karen Sear is interviewed in the latest segment of Connected Colorado, about the historic 17 Mile House Farm Park in Centennial and her own personal connection to its local history. Watch now.

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Planning for Arcadia Park in the Four Square Mile neighborhood is underway

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Planning is underway for a new neighborhood park within the future multi-family and paired-home housing community being planned for the Potter's House Church parcel at 9495 E. Florida Ave. The dedicated public park will provide Four Square Mile residents ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Best wishes to CSU Extension Director Tim Aston

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Congratulations to Arapahoe County CSU Extension Director Tim Aston! After 9 years of service with the County, Tim will retire at the end of December 2021. Horticulture Agent Lisa Mason has been named Interim Director. Lisa has been with Arapahoe County C...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

CSU Extension 4-H Program brings home eight state and regional awards

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Demonstrating leadership in innovative programming throughout the pandemic 

The Arapahoe County CSU Extension 4-H team was recognized with eight awards at the annual Colorado Association of Extension 4-H Agents Award Banquet Nov. 9, including a sp...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Kiowa Creek North Open Space Master Planning process is underway

Learn more about the Kiowa Creek Master Plan and take the survey

County seeks community input on the future of the 265-acre property

Arapahoe County is seeking public feedback for a 265-acre property located just south of the Town of Bennett. The Kiowa Creek North site was purchased by the County in 2009, specifically f...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Tickets on sale now for Board & Barrel!

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Arapahoe County presents a unique wintertime event featuring a snowboard rail jam, premium barrel-aged libations, s’mores, and great vendors and vibes.

Who: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds&nbs...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Arapahoe County awards Open Space funds at annual Shareback & Grant Awards Ceremony

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$16.6 million distributed to agency partners and $4.45?million in grants awarded ??

Arapahoe County Commissioners today celebrated the distribution of more than $21 million to cities, towns and partner agencies ...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Explore Arapahoe County with our updated Bike and Trail map

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This map highlights our vast network of bike and walking trails which are yours to enjoy!

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Don’t miss our last 5K Trail Walk/Run of 2021 on Oct. 9!

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The course begins and ends at our newest trailhead and park, Long’s Pine Grove, along the High Line Canal

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Get back in the saddle for the 2021 Bike to Work Day on Sept. 22

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces is pumped up and ready to hand out breakfast burritos from Little Anita’s, bike bells you’ll actually want to use, coffee, snacks, and copies of the 2021 Explore Arapahoe Bike and Trails Ma...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Treat Street at the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds

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On Saturday, Oct. 23, come out for a safe day of trick-or-treating and spooktacular family fun. Music, activities, costume contests and more! Wear a costume and get in FREE.

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Honeybees and our Ecosystem at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by and learn why honeybees and pollination are important for our food supply, from the farm’s apiarists Joe and Debbie Komperda. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for youth.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required.Learn ...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Herb harvest open house at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by and learn the basics of growing, harvesting and preserving herbs, including lavender, basil and rosemary. Get recipes and discover how to make herbed vinaigrette and prepare lavender for baking. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for yout...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

County commissioners lead Open Spaces reauthorization discussions with residents, stakeholders

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Over the past few weeks, the Arapahoe County commissioners have been visiting with their respective districts about the Open Space Sales and Use Tax, a one-quarter of one cent tax that has been responsible for funding the County...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Let’s get moving and hit the trails!

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Register now for the County's next 5K Trail Run/Walk at Richmil Ranch on Aug. 14, celebrating Open Spaces, fitness, and our thriving local trail system

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Conversations with Commissioners focus on Open Space Sales and Use Tax

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Arapahoe County’s Open Spaces are among our most treasured assets. From parks to trails to waterways, these amenities enhance the quality of life throughout the County. The Open Space Sales and Use Tax—which dedicates one-quarter of on...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Arapahoe County Open Spaces Master Plan now available

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Seeks to support County assets and create a sustainable future for program 

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has formally approved the updated Open Spaces Master Plan, which outlines priorities for the program for the next decade ...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Polling shows support for Arapahoe County Open Spaces tax reauthorization

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Preliminary polling data obtained by Arapahoe County indicates that County residents are largely in favor of reauthorizing the Open Spaces Sales and Use Tax that is currently scheduled to sunset in 2023.

The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners reviewed ...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Arapahoe County CSU Extension launches community needs assessment survey

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Colorado State University Extension in Arapahoe County is conducting a community needs assessment in order to better understand the pressing issues facing Colorado today. The short 10-minute survey is designed to gather information to help CSU Extension t...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

CSU Master Gardeners show students how to grow healthy food

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Last week, Master Gardener volunteers from Arapahoe County helped 274 students at Clayton Elementary in grades K-6 plant a vegetable garden. The volunteers shared an outdoor lesson describing the parts of a plant and their functions.

Students planted their...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Broncos Pkwy trailhead parking lot closed June 1-5

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The Broncos Pkwy Trailhead parking lot will be closed from Tuesday, June 1 to Saturday, June 5 for maintenance work. The lot is being regraded to improve drainage on the entrance road and re-graveled to increase reliability and performance. Signage will d...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Polling shows support for Arapahoe County Open Spaces tax reauthorization

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Preliminary polling data obtained by Arapahoe County indicates that County residents are largely in favor of reauthorizing the Open Spaces Sales and Use Tax that is currently scheduled to sunset in 2023.

The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners reviewed ...

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