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 firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2011.
(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 |
|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 Trail|
|1,480 LF |
|(to be built in 2012) |
|Total Trails Constructed Since 2005|
|6.5 Miles |
|35,100 linear feet |
|Total Trails Maintained 2011|
|28 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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