• Open Space

    Mouth of Clear Creek Canyon Community Meeting


    January 18, Golden Community Center 

    Jeffco Open Space was recently awarded a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Connect Initiative Grant and a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant totaling $2.85M to partially fund another section of the Peaks to Plains Trail just west of downtown Golden in Clear Creek Canyon. The Peaks to Plains Trail will ultimately span 65 miles and connect the South Platte Trail in Denver to Loveland Pass. Financial contributions, totaling an additional $500,000, were also provided by our partners in the Cities of Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge; Apex Park and Recreation District and Prospect Recreation & Park District; as well as Team Evergreen and the Jeffco Outdoors Foundation.

    As part of the planning process for new trails and parking additions in Clear Creek Canyon, Jeffco Open Space is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street Golden, CO 80401.

    Anyone interested is invited to learn more about the vision and scope of this project and share their ideas. A 30-minute presentation will include an overview of future planned trails including the Peaks to Plains Trail, Welch Ditch Trail, and Chimney Gulch Trail and access and parking improvements. Following the presentation, informational displays and staff will be available to discuss the project, answer questions and hear the community’s feedback.

    Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Our mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy, nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, our organization contributes to city and park district projects, has preserved more than 54,000 acres, and manages 28 open space parks and more than 230 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.

    Matt Robbins
    Community Connections Manager

    December 19, 2016

    Last Updated: 12-20-2016