Plans call for a new trailhead to the Cherry Creek Regional Trail and additional opportunities for wildlife viewing since Arapahoe County has …
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Plans call for a new trailhead to the Cherry Creek Regional
Trail and additional opportunities for wildlife viewing since
Arapahoe County has recently purchased land for open space in
On Dec. 15, the county paid $735,000 in open-space tax funds for
approximately 13 acres at 15200 E. Arapahoe Road. The land,
adjacent to the Cherry Creek Soccer Complex, consists of 3.5 acres
that had been used as a tree farm and 9.5 acres of diverse
vegetation and wildlife habitat.
County Commissioner Jim Dyer of west Centennial says the project
fills a strategic gap in the county’s trail network by expanding
connectivity to Cherry Creek State Park while serving several
communities including Centennial, Aurora and Foxfield.
“It’s just one of the incredible projects being pursued by the
Cherry Creek Basin Working Group,” Dyer said.
The intergovernmental working group, with representation from 20
jurisdictions from Denver to Douglas County, has over the years
endeavored to beautify and enhance the trail corridor by adding
open-space buffers and closing gaps in the Cherry Creek Trail.
The recent purchase is part of Arapahoe County’s master plan for
developing an interconnected system of open space, parks and
trails, protecting water resources, and conserving prime wildlife
Such efforts have been supported by the voter-approved Arapahoe
County Open Space tax.
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