Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Spring Break Photo Contest #BoCoSpringOut

Visit open space during spring break, take a photo, and post it with the hashtag #BoCoSpringOut for a chance to win great prizes. Contest is open March 23 – 31 and photos must include at least one person who is a student, teacher, or school administrator.

Youth Corps Now Hiring

The Youth Corps is now hiring youth corpsmembers and adult leaders. The application deadline for corpsmembers is April 3. Adult leader positions are open until filled.

Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Connection Feasibility Study

Staff will present an update to the Board of County Commissioners on March 21. The meeting is open to the public, but because this is an information-only session with no decisions or actions requested, public testimony will not be taken.

E-bikes on Open Space

E-bikes are allowed on certain regional and open space trails in the plains as part of a pilot period. E-bikes are prohibited on all non-designated trails.

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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