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Open Space Data

Open Space — Cumulative Protected Open Space

Source: Chester County Planning Commission, Estimated Total Protected Open Space as of December 31, 2016 (Published March 2017)

Information and mapping complied by Chester County's Protected Open Space Mapping System (POST) is available at the Planning Commission's Open Space web page.

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Cumulative Protected Open Space 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Federal Park 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307 1,307
State Park 4,163 4,163 4,163 4,163 4,163 4,252 4,252 4,252 5,081 5,081 5,081 5,081 5,081 5,081 5,081 5,107
ALPB Easements 14,257 16,273 18,061 18,672 19,785 21,887 23,576 24,961 26,713 28,141 29,020 30,557 32,051 34,658 36,138 37,103
County Park 4,068 4,068 4,068 4,081 4,081 4,081 4,098 4,098 4,104 4,104 4,120 4,120 4,120 4,120 4,134 4,134
Municipal Recreational Park 2,518 2,529 2,561 2,684 2,747 2,765 2,782 2,807 2,844 2,899 2,945 2,988 3,047 3,047 3,051 3,141
Municipally Protected Open Space 3,865 4,225 4,614 5,006 5,305 6,086 6,262 6,781 7,249 7,744 8,267 8,366 8,616 8,743 8,866 8,885
Purchase of Development Rights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 46 46 128 149
Transfer of Development Rights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 293 363 363 363 363 363 363
Land Trust Owned in-fee 4,789 4,892 5,098 5,288 5,326 5,377 6,599 6,987 7,149 7,306 7,336 7,336 7,344 7,358 7,577 7,625
Land Trust Easements 30,719 32,040 33,355 35,794 37,107 38,991 41,383 42,653 43,724 44,702 45,380 46,065 46,860 47,302 47,601 48,066
Managed Lands Owned in-fee 4,196 4,196 4,598 4,598 4,598 4,598 4,721 4,766 5,053 5,053 5,053 5,109 5,109 5,109 5,109 5,119
Managed Lands with Public Sector Easements 313 313 313 313 313 313 313 367 367 367 367 391 391 391 391 393
Dept. of Open Space Preservation Easements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
Home Owner Association POS 5,580 9,949 10,747 11,479 12,246 13,580 14,671 14,863 15,341 15,494 15,689 15,907 15,938 15,967 16,053 16,445
Subtotal 75,774 83,955 88,885 93,385 96,977 103,236 109,964 113,884 118,931 122,491 124,927 127,613 130,272 133,491 135,799 137,867
Double Counted Open Space -1,762 -2,286 -2,638 -3,561 -3,604 -3,941 -4,738 -4,784 -4,788 -5,374 -5,564 -5,850 -5,850 -5,855 -5,895 -6,096
Total 74,012 81,669 86,247 89,824 93,373 99,295 105,227 109,100 114,144 117,117 119,363 121,763 124,422 127,636 129,904 131,771
Percent of County (485,845 Acres) 15 17 18 19 19 20 22 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27

Last Updated: Data accessed May 2018