Open Space

Open Space Treasure Hunt

Looking for a Place to be Outside: Open Space is Open

Room to Roam in Alvarado Open Space Park

Mission Statement

The mission of the Clear Creek County Open Space Commission (OSC) is to preserve and maintain the county’s unique character and natural environment by protecting our streams, woodlands, meadows, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities prominent vistas, geologic features, and cultural resources to enhance the quality of life for residents and the enjoyment of the out-of-doors for residents and visitors.


In November 1999, the voters of Clear Creek County, Colorado, approved the establishment of a County Open Space Program to be administered by the Clear Creek County Open Space Commission. The voters also approved a 1 mill tax levy and a bond authority for $1.5 million to be used for the acquisition and management of open space lands within the county jurisdiction.

More Information

2018 Starburst Award Winner

2016-2017 Clear Creek County Open Space Annual Report (PDF)

Previous years Open Space Annual reports