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Open Space — Cumulative Protected Open Space, Chester County

Source: Chester County Planning Commission, Estimated Total Protected Open Space as of December 31, 2018 (Published March, 2019)

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 2017 2018
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 1,307 1,307
State Park 4,029 4,029 4,029 4,029 4,029 4,118 4,118 4,162 4,948 4,948 4,948 4,948 4,948 4,948 4,948 4,973 5,228 5,666
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 37,133 38,460 40,034
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 4,347 4,350
Municipal Recreational Park 2,510 2,521 2,553 2,676 2,739 2,757 2,774 2,799 2,836 2,891 2,937 2,980 3,039 3,039 3,042 3,133 3,136 3,208
Municipally Protected Open Space 3,865 4,225 4,614 5,006 5,305 6,086 6,262 6,781 7,249 7,705 8,153 8,253 8,502 8,629 8,753 8,772 8,919 9,044
Purchase of Development Rights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 46 46 128 149 191 191
Transfer of Development Rights 0 0 0 15 241 268 399 430 581 884 954 954 1,003 1,003 1,003 1,003 1,003 1,003
Land Trust Owned in-fee 4,679 4,782 4,988 5,178 5,216 5,267 6,489 6,874 7,037 7,092 7,122 7,122 7,130 7,144 7,363 7,411 8,131 8,366
Land Trust Easements 30,786 32,135 33,450 35,839 37,152 38,906 41,369 42,645 43,793 44,770 45,503 46,413 47,208 47,650 48,129 48,594 50,309 50,965
Managed Lands Owned in-fee 4,228 4,228 4,629 4,629 4,629 4,629 4,752 4,798 5,076 5,076 5,076 5,132 5,132 5,132 5,132 5,143 5,143 5,428
Managed Lands with Public Sector Easements 313 313 313 313 313 313 313 367 367 367 367 391 391 391 391 393 393 393
Dept. of Open Space Preservation Easements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 31 0
Home Owner Association POS 5,545 9,922 10,720 11,453 12,216 13,550 14,641 14,833 15,311 15,343 15,539 15,757 15,787 15,816 15,902 16,295 16,323 16,691
SUBTOTAL 75,757 83,804 88,734 93,199 97,013 103,169 110,099 114,056 119,322 122,628 125,045 127,956 130,664 133,883 136,371 138,439 142,890 146,645
DOUBLE COUNTED OPEN SPACE -1,787 -2,311 -2,663 -3,587 -3,630 -3,877 -4,746 -4,864 -4,868 -5,454 -5,454 -5,699 -6,040 -6,045 -6,109 -6,311 -6,576 -6,647
TOTAL 73,799 81,493 86,071 89,612 93,383 99,292 105,353 109,192 114,455 117,174 119,346 121,917 124,624 127,838 130,262 132,129 136,314 139,998
Percent of County (485,845 Acres) 15.2% 16.8% 17.7% 18.4% 19.2% 20.4% 21.7% 22.5% 23.6% 24.6% 24.6% 25.1% 25.7% 26.3% 26.8% 27.2% 28.1% 28.8%

Last Updated: Data accessed June 2019