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    Jeffco Open Space Initiates New Trailhead for Mount Falcon Park

    Jeffco Open Space and contractor Confluent Design are initiating conceptual design and engineering services for the West Trailhead at Mount Falcon Park.

    Mount Falcon Park’s west entry from the Indian Hills neighborhood was designed and built in the 1980’s and as more users visit the park, the aging facilities and limited parking are not serving the public adequately. In April 2015, Jeffco Open Space staff began assessing the current trailhead and identified these challenges that should be addressed: providing safe and manageable parking opportunities, accessibility for all, a restroom location near the trailhead as well as relocation of the information kiosk and picnic area to better serve visitors. In addition to physical structures that need to be addressed, some trees have shown signs of parasitic distress and a plan to remove and/or replace these trees will need to be considered.

    The first steps in creating a conceptual design include site assessment, geotechnical investigation and feasibility reports on the range of options being considered. This work by the consultant team and Jeffco Open Space staff will result in a plan that will be presented in a public open house in mid to late February. To receive an invitation to this Open House, as well as email updates about the park from the region supervisor, please register by sending an email to mountfalcon@jeffco.us. By joining this email list, you will receive updates as they occur as well as ask questions or make comments about the project and the Park.

    Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972 to preserve land, protect park and natural resources and provide healthy nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, the agency has preserved over 54,680 acres and created 28 regional parks and 230 miles of trails in Jefferson County.

    Thea Rock
    Communications Manager

    January 5, 2016

    Last Updated: 1-5-2016