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Posted on: December 14, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Keep Those Trails and Open Space Photos Coming!

Did you know……. Since 2005, the Town of Erie has added 6.5 miles of Trails and 115 acres of Open Space.

In November 2004 , Erie voters approved the Trails and Natural Areas Mill Levy. Since that time, of the over $5.1 million* collected from the property tax, approximately $2.7 million has been spent on Trails construction and Open Space acquisition. (See details below.)

* The Town has received approximately $1 million in additional matching grants for Trails construction and Open Space acquisition.

WANTED: Photos and Comments about Erie’s Trails and Open SpaceSend us your favorite photos so that we may post them on our Erie Trails and Open Space Photo Gallery. Have something positive to say about our trails and open space? We’d love to hear from you. Email photos and comments to

(Photo: Robb Williamson)

TRAIL CONSTRUCTIONCreate hiking, biking, and walking trails throughout Town to connect neighborhoods and the regional trail network. Protect natural areas along Coal Creek and Boulder Creek.

Open Space and Trails Avisory Board Tier I Trails 8,400 LF  
Erie Village to Jay Road Spine Trail  4,170 LF 
Ruth Schrichte Trail - Erie Pkwy to Coal Creek Park 3,265 LF  
Ruth Schrichte Trail - Coal Creek Park to Reliance Park 2,120 LF 
Vista Pointe Spine Trail 3,000 LF 
Arapahoe Ridge Spine Trail Connector  3,000 LF 
S. Coal Creek Trail – Vista Pkwy to Regional Trail 9,663 LF (to be built in 2012)
Coal Creek Connector – Briggs to Ruth Schrichte Trail1,480 LF (to be built in 2012) 
Total Trails Constructed Since 20056.5 Miles 35,100 linear feet 
Total Trails Maintained 201128 Miles  

(Photo: Mark Gruber)

OPEN SPACE ACQUISITIONPurchase natural areas to separate Erie from other communities. Preserve wildlife habitat. Conserve scenic landscapes and views.

Smoljan Conservation Easment         45 Acres
Bryant Conservation Easment *         109 AcresTotal Acres Acquired Since 2005   154 AcresTotal Acres Maintained 2011          487 Acres* In Process

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