Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Christmas Tree Permits

Entries for cut-your-own Christmas tree permits are due Sunday, Nov. 17. Permits will be issued through a random drawing from eligible submissions.

E-bikes on Open Space

Staff recommends allowing class 1 and class 2 e-bikes on certain trails in Boulder County. A public hearing with the Board of County Commissioners will be held on Nov. 13 to consider the recommendation.

Small Grants Program

Parks & Open Space is offering small grants for research and biological inventories. These research projects and inventories provide valuable data to monitor management practices, improve resources, and park visitor experiences. Grants will be awarded up to $10,000. The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 13.

Elk Management at Ron Stewart Preserve

Ron Stewart Preserve is closed most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 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.


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.

Connect With Us

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Watch us on YouTube

Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Staff Directory
Submit a Question

Office Location
5201 St. Vrain Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
Map & Directions
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Parks are open sunrise to sunset

Connect With Us