There are four major components of Arapahoe County’s owned and managed open space system:
- Open space parks
- Open space corridors
- Heritage landscapes
- Regional Trails
The County’s role is also to provide stewardship for open space parks, open space corridors, heritage landscapes and regional trails throughout these unincorporated areas.
In the populated and incorporated portions of the County, the role of the Open Space Program is to implement a shared vision for open space, parks and trails in cooperation with municipalities, park and recreation districts, as well as state, federal, non-profit and private sector partners. The Open Space Program will balance investments across the entire County.