PLAN Jeffco will be hosting the first plein air (outdoor) painting event to be held in Jeffco's Open Space parks - In Plein Sight - September & October 2016. Become a Sponsor today! Proceeds will help PLAN Jeffco continue its successful efforts to conserve our Open Space lands.

A PLAN Jeffco plein air painting event coming in September & October 2016: In Plein Sight

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist Shelley Howard

Read about In Plein Sight artist Shelley Howard: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist Blair Hamill

Read about In Plein Sight artist Blair Hamill: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist Cheryl St. John (Arvada, Colorado)

Read about In Plein Sight artist Cheryl St. John: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist David Montgomery (Alamosa, Colorado)

Read about In Plein Sight artist David Montgomery: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist Patty Dwyer (Littleton, Colorado)

Read about In Plein Sight artist Patty Dwyer: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist Deborah McAllister (Lakewood, Colorado)

Read about In Plein Sight artist Deborah McAllister: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist Don Hamilton (Castle Rock, Colorado)

Read about In Plein Sight artist Don Hamilton: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist Debra Jeffry (Paola, Kansas)

Read about In Plein Sight artist Debra Jeffry: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists - Read about In Plein Sight artist Mike Ray (Littleton, Colorado)

Read about In Plein Sight artist Mike Ray: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

Meet the Artists of PLAN Jeffco's upcoming In Plein Sight event (September & October 2016). The first plein air (outdoor) painting event to be held in Jefferson County Colorado's Open Space Parks! Become a Sponsor today! Proceeds will help PLAN Jeffco continue its successful efforts to conserve our Open Space lands.

A PLAN Jeffco plein air painting event coming in September & October 2016: In Plein Sight - Meet the Artists

In Plein Sight - Event Details - Plein air painting at South Valley Park on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Plein air painting event at South Valley Park on Tuesday, October 4, 2016: In Plein Sight - Event Details

In Plein Sight - Event Details - Plein air painting at Mount Falcon Park on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Plein air painting event at Mount Falcon Park on Wednesday, October 5, 2016: In Plein Sight - Event Details

In Plein Sight - Event Details - Plein air painting at Crown Hill Park on Thursday, October 6, 2016

Plein air painting event at Crown Hill Park on Thursday, October 6, 2016: In Plein Sight - Event Details

In Plein Sight - Event Details - Plein air painting at White Ranch Park on Friday, October 7, 2016

Plein air painting event at White Ranch Park on Friday, October 7, 2016: In Plein Sight - Event Details

In Plein Sight - Event Details - Plein air painting at Clear Creek Trail in Golden on Saturday, October 8, 2016

Plein air painting event at Clear Creek Trail in Golden on Saturday, October 8, 2016: In Plein Sight - Event Details

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Videos:

Crown Hill Park by RangeTrackerTV

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Party for Parks Video

View the Party for Parks Video on the benefits of outdoor recreation, open space and parks.

The Jeffco Outdoors' event "Party for Parks" was held April 5, 2013 at Red Rocks in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Denver Mountain Parks, the 40th Anniversary of the Jefferson County Open Space Program, and the 20th Anniversary of Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).

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Peaks to Plains Trail Video

View the Peaks to Plains Trail Video.

Recreation advocates testify to the overflowing support for a new 6-mile trail along Clear Creek. The trail will be completed by 2016, with 4 miles in Jefferson County ...

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100 Years of the Magnificent Dream: The Denver Mountain Parks

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Open Space Parks - Mountain Bikers message sign - Yield to other trail users, slow down, communicate, pass safely. Know the rules!

PLAN Jeffco is excited to announce a series of events to celebrate the beauty of Jefferson County Open Space parks—

In Plein Sight - PLAN Jeffco is excited to announce a series of events to celebrate the beauty of our open space in September & October 2016 - become a sponsor today!

In Plein Sight - PLAN Jeffco is excited to announce a series of events to celebrate the beauty of our open space in September & October 2016 - become a sponsor today!

We invite you to join us – become a sponsor today! In Plein Sight - PLAN Jeffco is excited to announce a series of events to celebrate the beauty of our open space in September & October 2016. Plein air painting by Don Hamilton (pictured here) and many others.

PLAN Jeffco will be hosting the first plein air (outdoor) painting event to be held in Jeffco's Open Space parks—In Plein Sight. Scheduled for September & October 2016, events will open with an art exhibit at the Jefferson County Administration & Courts building on September 19, and will include a week of painting outdoors in 4 Open Space Parks and along the Clear Creek Trail in Golden into Clear Creek Canyon from October 4th – 8th. Twenty to thirty artists from all over the United States will be painting from dawn to dusk at various locations in the parks and the public is encouraged to come out to watch and to buy. The event will conclude at the Golden Community Center where the art created during the week will be displayed and available for purchase on October 8 & 9. There will be an invitation only VIP Reception on October 8.

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Need more info? Call John Litz at 303.237.9493

Read the Press Release (August 23, 2016)

* PLAN Jeffco is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; all contributions to PLAN Jeffco are tax-deductible. Proceeds from your sponsorship of "In Plein Sight" will help PLAN Jeffco continue its successful efforts to conserve our open space lands.

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Learn about Open Space

"Living and Playing in Coyote Country"

Mary Ann Bonnel

Visitor Services Supervisor, Jefferson County Open Space
& Co-Principal Investigator, Denver Metro Area Coyote Study

Experience Open Space through Articles that Educate: Living and Playing in Coyote Country by Mary Ann Bonnell, Co-Principal Investigator, Denver Metro Area Coyote Study & Visitor Services Supervisor, Jefferson County Open Space

Join the conversationlearn how to send your coyote comments or questions!

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"Trails through Time: A Geologist’s Guide to Jefferson County Open Space Parks"

by Jack Reed

Experience Open Space through Articles that Educate: Trails through Time: A Geologist’s Guide to Jefferson County Open Space Parks by Jack Reed

Open Space Involvement

2014 Open Space Master Plan

Action Item Completed!

The Jeffco 2014 Open Space Master Plan is now available! The Jefferson County 2014 Open Space Master Plan, which was approved on January 9, was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on March 18, 2014. After an 18 month process, the 2014 Master Plan was released on the Jefferson County website on April 18th. PLAN Jeffco is quite pleased with the final draft and feels that it is a very strong document: ... read the April 22, 2014 Update »


PLAN Jeffco Conference Presentations:

Purchase your full copy of the
November Conference Proceedings
& Presentations

"The Next 40 Years: Jeffco Open Space Conservation Conference"

Conference held on Nov. 16, 2013
at Jeffco Fairgrounds.

The proceedings of the conference, including full write-ups and slides used by the presenters, are available as a 45 page printed Report or digitally on CD. The cost for the printed copy is $10 (postage paid) and the CD version is $5 (postage paid). The proceedings can be ordered online with a credit card or send a check by mail—purchase your copy today »


More information about the 2013 Jeffco Open Space Conservation Conference:

The Next 40 Years: Jeffco Open Space Conservation

by Michelle Poolet & Vicky Gits

To honor the conception of the open space program as well as 40+ years of service as a watchdog and supporter, PLAN Jeffco gathered together prominent experts to present their findings on a wide variety of conservation issues. About 180 people attended the half-day event, which took place November 16, 2013 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Nine speakers took the podium to address various subjects, from a five-year master plan to tracking mountain lions. Presenters also discussed climate change, state demographics, recreation trends, biodiversity, animal habitat, the economy and the impact of access to nature on public health. ... read what they had to say »

More Open Space News

Synergy: Partners for Parks by the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation

Synergy - Partners for Parks by the Denver Mountain Parks FoundationDid you know that Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) and Denver Mountain Parks (DMP) share more than their interest in land protection in central Jeffco?

This year, as the DMP system celebrates its centennial and JCOS parks its 40th anniversary, seems a great time to explore the common ground. Despite the differences in ... read more & view a slideshow of photos by John Fielder »

The History of Jeffco Open Space

Open Space Documents

1972 Open Space Resolution and Open Space Documents

Read the 1972 Open Space Resolution & other important Open Space Documents »

Read the original 1972 Open Space Resolution authored by PLAN Jeffco over 40 years ago that established a ½ cent open space tax and resulted in the formation of the Jefferson County Open Space Program.

For four decades, this tax has funded the award winning Jefferson County Open Space Program and has also provided open space funds to cities and recreational districts. The Resolution provided for funds to be used only for open space purposes. It also established the Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) which oversees the Program and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

... read this & other Open Space Documents »