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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.

In 2021 Arapahoe County awarded 16 of 18 funding requests received through the grants program. Total awards exceeded the amount initially allocated for the grant cycle due to the number of strong proposals received. The County was able to allocate additional funding for the grant cycle due to a recent upward trend in Open Space sales and use tax revenues. 

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

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