News Flash

Posted on: July 8, 2020

Impact your space

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces is asking residents to take the online Open Spaces Master Plan survey to share their thoughts about the future of County parks, trails and open spaces. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and can be taken anytime...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

$15 million Shareback program helps protect and expand recreation projects throughout County

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Annual funding helps municipal budgets hit hard by COVID-19

This month, Arapahoe County Open Spaces distributed $15.7 million in Shareback funds to 12 incorporated cities and towns to support local parks, trails and open space p...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Temporary Detour on Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec and East Iliff

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A portion of the Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec Street and just south of East Iliff Avenue will be closed for construction as part of the Cherry Creek Restoration Project starting June 15 – July 6 (approximately three weeks, weather pen...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Help craft the future of your parks, trails and open spaces

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Since its inception in 2003, the Arapahoe County Open Spaces Program has built more than 73 miles of new trails, supported more than 160 park and trailhead projects, and conserved more than 31,000 acres of open space. In order to keep this legacy alive an...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Building closures for Memorial Day

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In observance of Memorial Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, May 25.

Open Spaces News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

2020 Arapahoe County Fair canceled due to COVID-19 impacts

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Plans for a limited 4-H event are still being developed

After weighing all economic and public health and safety considerations, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the 2020 Arapahoe County Fair that had been scheduled for late...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Arapahoe County to begin reopening County facilities to the public on May 18

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Visits will be by appointment only, with new health and safety protocols in place

 On Monday, May 18, Arapahoe County will begin reopening its facilities to the public after being closed since ...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Open Spaces to update its master plan in 2020

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As 2020 dawns, Arapahoe County’s Open Spaces Program is preparing to update its decade-old master plan. Since the department adopted its current plan in 2010, the County’s population has grown by about 14 percent, which means that our ...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Select social media accounts transitioning effective May 1

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If you have been following the County on social media, Thank You! We truly appreciate your engagement. But we wanted to alert you to some upcoming changes. The decision has been made to retire several social media accounts associated with the County.

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

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Statement: Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department applaud Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of P...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders

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View PDF version of this press releaseView PDF version of the Stay-At-Home Public Health Order

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Jefferson County, Colo. — Three public health depa...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Arapahoe County extends closure of county facilities to the public through April 17

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March 23, 2020—The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has announced that all county facilities will remain closed to the public effective through at least April 17, 2020. This closure is designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19, a...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

County closes county facilities to the public — March 17-27

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Arapahoe County closes county facilities to the public from March 17-27 due to COVID-19 concerns

Employees expected to report to work Tuesday; essential county services will continue during closure

Littleton, CO—March 16, 2020&am...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

County service updates and resource center

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Concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandable and appropriate. Arapahoe County and its partners are closely monitoring the situation for the safety of our residents and employees.

For updates on County operations, temporary service changes, an...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

The County Line: March 2020

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The March issue of The County Line monthly newsletter is out! Catch up on the news including: a county update on the coronavirus and virtual town hall, senior tax exemption awareness, countdown to the 2020 Census, and fiscal and policy discussions for 202...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Step back to the 1800s at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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This Saturday, March 7, kids can enjoy crafts, make pinwheels, and learn the windmill’s history. It’s fun for the whole family!

Visit the 17 Mile House Farm Park, a 155-year old farm, which served as an important resting stop for pionee...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

The County Line: February 2020

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The February issue of The County Line monthly newsletter is out! Catch up on County news including the Open Spaces master plan, volunteer opportunities, the recent oil and gas forums, and proposed changes to the 18th Judicial District. This month&rsqu...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

17 Mile House barn preservation project completed

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With the help of a $200,000 grant from History Colorado’s State Historical Fund, Arapahoe County Open Spaces has finished a seven-month project designed to stabilize and preserve this historic property.

The 17 Mile House is one of two mile houses in Colora...

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