Delaware County’s Open Space Program includes County initiatives to implement the County’s Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan.
The Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan serves as a guide and resource for countywide, multi-municipal, and municipal open space planning efforts. It examines open space policies and trends and makes recommendations with regard to open space, recreation, and greenway needs and opportunities specific to Delaware County.
Since the Plan’s adoption in 2015, County Council has taken steps to implement its recommendations. This includes the convening of an Open Space Task Force and adoption of its Implementation Strategy as well as programs and initiatives undertaken by the Planning Department. The County has authorized an initial borrowing of $10 million to fund the Open Space Program. This includes the “Delco Green Ways” grant program, which provides funds to local municipal projects that forward open space goals of the County.
Learning about the “Delco Green Ways,"Open Space and Recreation Grant Program
Getting Technical assistance in Open Space, Recreation, and Trail Planning
Viewing the County’s Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan
Viewing a presentation: County Trail & Bike Funding, Planning, & Development Update (2/1/2020)
Questions about the Delaware County Open Space Program? Contact the Planning Department at 610-891-5200 or Planning_Department@co.delaware.pa.us.