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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, 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.

Chester County's online map index also includes mapping of:

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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
Federal Park 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
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 1,480 964
County Park 1,131 0 0 13 0 0 18 0 6 0 16 0 0 0 14 0
Municipal Recreational Park 115 10 32 123 63 17 18 24 37 56 45 43 59 0 4 91
Municipally Protected Open Space 315 360 390 391 298 782 175 519 468 456 523 99 250 127 124 19
Purchase of Development Rights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 23 0 83 21
Transfer of Development Rights 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 293 70 0 0 0 0 0
Land Trust Owned in-fee 4 104 206 190 38 50 1,222 387 163 55 30 0 8 14 219 48
Land Trust Easements 2,035 1,322 1,315 2,439 1,313 1,884 2,392 1,269 1,072 978 678 685 795 441 441 465
Managed Lands Owned in-fee 365 0 402 0 0 0 123 46 286 0 0 56 0 0 0 10
Managed Lands with Public Sector Easements 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 2
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 774 4,369 798 732 767 1,334 1,091 192 478 32 195 218 30 29 86 392
Subtotal 7,374 8,181 4,930 4,500 3,592 6,259 6,729 3,920 5,047 3,297 2,436 2,686 2,659 3,219 2,308 2,068
Double Counted Open Space -329 -524 -352 -924 -43 -336 -797 -46 -4 -586 -190 -286 0 -5 -40 -202
Total 7,045 7,657 4,578 3,576 3,549 5,922 5,931 3,874 5,044 2,711 2,246 2,400 2,659 3,214 2,268 1,867
Percent of County (485,845 Acres) 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

Last Updated: Data accessed May 2018