Boulder County has enacted Level 1 Fire Restrictions

Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Heil Valley Ranch South Side to Reopen June 16

The Corral Trailhead, Main Trailhead, and associated trails will reopen on Thursday, June 16, after extensive recovery efforts from the Cal-Wood Fire. The Main Trailhead parking lot will close at noon daily due to flash flood risks.

Live Trailhead Cameras

View live images of parking lots at certain trailheads to see current conditions and park capacity.

Prevent Wildfires by Recreating Responsibly

Public land managers remind visitors to recreate responsibly and exercise extreme caution to prevent wildfires. Recent wildfires are a reminder to “know before you go” and always have a backup plan.

Now Accepting Nominations for Conservation Awards

Nominations for the annual Conservation Awards (formally known as the Land Conservation Awards) are being accepted through June 1. The nomination criteria has been updated to be more inclusive, remove barriers, and encourage nominations that celebrate projects and programs that reach underserved residents of Boulder County.

Adopt-a-Trail or Park

Now accepting applications for Adopt-a-Trail or Park. This is a great way for families, friends, and small groups to help keep our open space areas clean. Application deadline is May 31.


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: Mon-Thu 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday by phone, email, or appointment only.
Parks are open sunrise to sunset

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