Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Anne U. White Trail Management Plan Amendment

On Dec. 13, the Board of County Commissioners will consider an amendment to allow expansion of the parking area. Public comment will be accepted.

Now Accepting Grant Proposals

Parks & Open Space is offering small grants for research and biological inventories up to $10,000. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Prairie Dog Annual Meeting

The annual update on prairie dog management will be held on Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Staff will be available to discuss the variety of activities conducted in 2018. Policy changes will not be considered at the meeting. Public comment is invited.

Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Connection Feasibility Study

A preliminary interagency recommendation for a regional trail connection between Eldorado Canyon State Park and Walker Ranch has been proposed.

Ron Stewart Preserve Closed Monday – Wednesday

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain will be closed to the public Monday through Wednesday from Sept. 17 through Jan. 31 for elk management through limited hunting.

Oil & Gas Development on Open Space

Boulder County is committed to protecting our open space from oil and gas development to the greatest extent possible.

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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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