2030 Parks, Trail, and Open Space Master PlanNovember 30th, 2012
Update: November 16, 2012 — The Douglas County Planning Commission adopted the 2030 Parks, Trails, and Open Space Master Plan at a public hearing on November 5, 2012.
You are invited and encouraged to review the document and use it as a guide and tool in communicating with fellow citizens, and appointed and elected officials. Staff hopes that the Plan will also inspire you to learn more about and to take advantage of the County’s wonderful parks, trails and open space amenities!
View the final document: www.douglas.co.us/cmp2030/ptos-plan/
All information pertaining to this project is available through CPSD-PRO: Project # DR2012-013
East/West Regional Trail Extension Now OpenNovember 30th, 2012
The 3.1 mile East/West Regional Trail Extension, from Bluffs Regional Park to the RidgeGate Interchange, is now open. The all-season trail surface is designed for pedestrian, equestrian and cycling usage.
Current and Future Projects
Learn more about current and future projects that Parks, Trails, and Building Grounds is working on.
To serve as stewards for resource management by providing the design, development, maintenance, and patrol of all Douglas County local and regional parks and regional trail systems.
Local and regional parks and amenities are funded in part by a sixth-of-a-cent Parks, Trails and Open Space Sales and Use Tax. The Division also requests an annual budget and property taxes from the General Fund are appropriated for the construction, operation, and maintenance of regional parks, trails, and the purchase of capital equipment. Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery are placed into the Conservation Trust Fund and are dispersed quarterly to the County for regional park and trail construction.
Douglas County Parks and Trails Division maintains local and regional parks, and regional trails. Future plans include:
- Final completion of the southern most section of the Cherry Creek Regional Trail and local linkages to this spine trail;
- Construct additional portions of the trail on the East-West Regional Trail;
- On-going development of safe and accessible, on-road bicycle lanes;
- Improvements will be made to existing parks as determined by staff and the Parks Advisory Board;
- Additional fields, upgrades to existing fields, and services are planned for select regional parks.
Facilities in developed parks may include irrigated bluegrass and synthetic sport fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, group picnic shelters, playgrounds, dog off-leash parks, driving ranges, and restrooms.