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Open Space Data

Open Space — Annually Protected Open Space

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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Annual Protected Open Space 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Federal Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
State Park 0 0 0 0 0 89 0 44 785 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 254 439
ALPB Easements 2,535 2,017 1,788 612 1,112 2,102 1,689 1,385 1,752 1,428 879 1,538 1,494 2,607 1,480 995 1,327 1,573
County Park 1,131 0 0 13 0 0 18 0 6 0 16 0 0 0 14 0 213 3
Municipal Recreational Park 115 10 32 123 63 17 18 24 37 56 45 44 59 0 4 91 3 71
Municipally Protected Open Space 315 360 390 392 298 782 175 519 468 456 448 99 250 127 124 19 147 125
Purchase of Development Rights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 23 0 83 21 42 0
Transfer of Development Rights 0 0 0 15 256 27 131 32 151 303 70 0 49 0 0 0 0 0
Land Trust Owned in-fee 4 104 206 190 38 50 1,222 385 163 55 30 0 8 14 219 48 720 235
Land Trust Easements 2,053 1,349 1,315 2,389 1,313 1,754 2,462 1,277 1,148 977 733 910 795 441 480 465 1,715 656
Managed Lands Owned in-fee 365 0 402 0 0 0 123 46 278 0 0 56 0 0 0 10 0 285
Managed Lands with Public Sector Easements 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 2 0 0
Dept. of Open Space Preservation Easements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Home Owner Association POS 774 4,378 798 732 767 1,334 1,091 192 478 32 195 218 30 29 86 392 28 368
SUBTOTAL 7,392 8,127 4,930 4,465 3,815 6,156 6,930 3,957 5,266 3,306 2,416 2,912 2,707 3,219 2,488 2,068 4,450 3,755
DOUBLE COUNTED OPEN SPACE -329 -524 -352 -924 -43 -336 -797 -46 -4 -586 -245 -341 0 -5 -64 -202 -266 -71
TOTAL 7,063 7,693 4,578 3,541 3,772 5,908 6,061 3,839 5,263 2,720 2,172 2,571 2,707 3,214 2,424 1,867 4,185 3,684
Percent of County (485,845 Acres) 1.45% 1.58% 0.94% 0.73% 0.78% 1.22% 1.25% 0.80% 1.08% 0.56% 0.45% 0.53% 0.56% 0.66% 0.50% 0.38% 0.86% 0.76%

Last Updated: Data accessed June 2019