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Parks & Trails

Parks & Trails

Parks and trails are an important factor in ensuring a vibrant and healthy community. The ability to access parks and trails is essential to increasing quality of life in Arapahoe County.

Medium - Arapahoe County receives a certain amount of funding each year to allocate to jurisdictions within the County for parks and trails. While the County does not have control over the amount of funding received, we have the ability to communicate with other jurisdictions the importance of applying for grant funding so that all allocated funding can be awarded.

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) allocated $4.5 million for the 2022 grant cycle in September 2021. We received and evaluated 18 applications requesting nearly $5.5 million, and ultimately staff and OSTAB recommended funding 17 applications totaling just under $5 million. The BOCC approved this recommendation, using an additional $499,297 from the grants fund balance. 

Legend: Meeting or exceeding target | Close to target | Below target | Data Pending

Contact the Department of Strategy & Performance: [email protected]