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Accessibility Survey

We are seeking input from people with disabilities, family or friends of people with disabilities, and people who work with those who have disabilities. The feedback collected will be used to improve the experience for visitors who have disabilities.

Section of Big Sky Loop at Lagerman Agricultural Preserved Closed

A section of the Open Sky Loop is closed until mid-September due to a water supply project. There is no detour available.

Prescribed Burns

Prescribed burns are scheduled to occur sometime between July 15 and Aug. 31 at Ron Stewart Preserve and Heil Valley Ranch. The burn at Ron Stewart Preserve is the first priority.

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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