Future State Parks Criteria Story Map
To help inform potential new sites for state parks, CPW created this
story map to visualize the Future State Parks Criteria across Colorado through a series of interactive maps.
Each tab in the map series represents one of the criteria. In each map, you can zoom and pan across Colorado. Some maps are more interactive, allowing data layers to be turned on and off. These interactive maps are marked with instructions for turning layers off or viewing legends.
Explore this mapping tool to view potential state parks through the lens of each criteria. For example, when considering if a property addresses the criteria, meets Colorado’s needs, you might look at the population map and ask, “How far is the proposed site from population centers?” Use the maps, criteria, and questions such as these to help build the narrative component of your nomination.
Note that this mapping tool and the data layers provided are not exhaustive. There are other sources of relevant information which may help you build your proposal.
For more information and resources to help identify, evaluate and propose potential nominations, please contact your local CPW office.