What is open space?
An area of land and/or water that is owned or used for one or more of the following public purposes: to protect undeveloped or natural areas; to protect farmlands or ranchlands; to preserve viewsheds, vistas or ridgelines; to protect wildlife habitat or movement corridors; to provide for outdoor recreation, trails or access to public lands; to protect designated heritage sites; to preserve water quality; to protect rivers, creeks or lakes; to restore disturbed or degraded landscape; and, to create landscape buffers to maintain community identity and character.

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1. How do I reserve a park facility?
2. Is the Fairgrounds Event Center available to rent?
3. How can I get information about the annual Punkin' Chunkin' event?
4. Is photography allowed at the 17 Mile House Farm Park?
5. Can I rent out the 17 Mile House for my wedding or other large event?
6. I'm interested in donating or selling my property for use as an open space or park. How do I get more information?
7. How can I get more information on the Arapahoe County's Open Space sales and use tax?
8. I have antiques I'd like to donate to the 17 Mile House Farm Park. How can I get more information?
9. What public events are offered by Open Spaces department?
10. How can I get more information about the Open Space and Trails Advisory Board (OSTAB)?
11. How is the Open Spaces Program funded?
12. Is firewood collecting allowed on open space properties?
13. Which County open space properties and parks are open to public access?
14. What is open space?