See Marshall Fire Recovery for information and resources on the Marshall Fire.
Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Volunteers Needed

Parks & Open Space is looking for volunteers. Applications are being accepted for the Volunteer Ranger Corps, Walker Ranch Living History Demonstrators, and a variety of positions at the Agricultural Heritage Center and Altona Schoolhouse.

Now Hiring

Parks & Open Space is hiring a Parks Technician, a Plant Ecologist, a Senior Forestry Resource Specialist, and several seasonal positions.

Coalton Trailhead Closed

The Coalton Trailhead, Meadowlark Trail, Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail, and Coalton Trail remain closed through February due to damage from the Marshall Mesa fire.

Artist-in-Residence Program

Applications are being accepted for the Artist-in-Residence Program. The program provides an opportunity for artists to pursue their work in the inspiring landscape and history of Caribou Ranch. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

Prairie Dog Management

Public comments are being accepted on proposed changes to a section of the Prairie Dog Habitat Element of the Grassland and Shrubland Management Policy regarding the seasonal moratorium on lethal control.

Heil Valley Ranch Cal-Wood Fire Recovery

Recovery work is underway at Heil Valley Ranch from the devastating Cal-Wood Fire. The south side of the park is closed until the area can be restored to safe conditions.


Parks & Open Space Mission

To conserve natural, cultural, and agricultural resources and provide public uses that reflect sound resource management and community values.

Parks & Open Space Goals

  1. To preserve rural lands and buffers.
  2. To preserve and restore natural resources for the benefit of the environment and the public.
  3. To provide public outreach, partnerships, and volunteer opportunities to increase awareness and appreciation of Boulder County’s open space.
  4. To protect, restore, and interpret cultural resources for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.
  5. To provide quality recreational experiences while protecting open space resources.
  6. To promote and provide for sustainable agriculture in Boulder County for the natural, cultural, and economic values it provides.
  7. To develop human resources potential, employ sustainable and sound business practices, and pursue technological advancements.

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Parks & Open Space

Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office Location
5201 St. Vrain Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
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Office Hours: By appointment only
Parks are open sunrise to sunset

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