Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space (PJCOS)

More than 107 acres of formerly private open space land along Cherry Creek in the City of Centennial was purchased in September 2009. Some of this open space was homesteaded in 1864 and will open for the first time to hikers, runners, cyclists, naturalists and other outdoors enthusiasts.

The site, to be known as Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space, will provide one of the last missing pieces of a permanent regional trail in a 40-mile stretch from Confluence Park in lower downtown Denver to Castlewood Canyon State Park in Douglas County.

The Parker Jordan Metropolitan District acquired the property in two separate transactions. The first in September, 2009 for $2.18 million from the family of Joanne Dransfeldt Fetters and John Fetters Jr., which has owned and farmed the land since 1939. The property annexed by Centennial in 2006, was for 80 acres and the remaining 27 acres was acquired in January, 2010.

On October 15, 2010 the City of Centennial became partners with the District by buying into one-half ownership of all 107 acres. This created the new name for the property now known as the Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space.


Please be reminded that no dogs are permitted to run or not be on a leash in the Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space (PJCOS) Area. Dogs are regulated by Section 7-7-410 of the Centennial City Code and may be punished in accordance with Section 7-7-170(e) of the Centennial Municipal Code. Please contact Bill Bellerdine, Sergeant Centennial Animal Services, at 303.325.8070 or with any complaints related to off leash dogs in the open space.

     It is your duty (dooty)!

       PJMD with City of Centennial Special Warranty Deed and Bill of Sale 2017-12-28

       PJCOS with City of Centennial Real Estate Purchase 2017-12-22
       PJCOS 2016 Annual Mitigation Monitoring Report 2016-12-19

       ALTA-ACSM Land Title Survey Map

     PJMD MPIC Real Estate Open Space Purchase Agreement 2009-07-24

     PJMD MPIC Easement Agreement 2009-09-10

     PJMD MPIC_Temporary Access Easement Agreement 2009-09-10

  City of Centennial Open Space Advisory Board tours PJCOS with the Board, May 27, 2014.  From left to right:  Ron Monk, Olivia Mayer, Karen Hamilton, Gail Wells, Leah Baker-Camper, Craig Klosterman, Councilman Mark Gotto and Kevin Pettway, PJMD Board member.  
  August 4, 2012 - Board of Directors/City of Centennial/Arapahoe County/Tagawa Gardens unveil the dedication plaque at the Grand Opening of the PJCOS Centennial Open Space.  (L-R) Nancy Sharpe, Arapahoe County Commissioner,  Ken Lucas, City Council, Cathy Noon, Mayor, Norm Sheldon, President,  Ron Weidmann, City Council,  Clint Waldron, Director,  Keith Gardner, City Council,  Cal Lennon, Director,  Bill Lamberton, Director,  Jim Tagawa, Tagawa Gardens  and Mike Cornelsen, Vice President.  
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