Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County (map) as of 12:01 a.m. June 25 (More…)

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Grills Closed Due to Fire Restrictions

Grills are closed and locked at shelters that lie within the fire restrictions area. This includes Betasso Preserve, Hall Ranch, Mud Lake, Ron Stewart Preserve, and Walker Ranch.

CSU Extension Community Survey

For over 100 years, Extension has helped Coloradans answer questions, solve everyday problems, and live a better life. But community needs are changing faster than ever and they need input from Boulder County residents to understand the pressing issues facing Colorado communities today. Please take this 11 minute survey to provide important feedback.

Left Hand Outdoor Challenge

Teens interested in service learning, environmental education, leadership development, and challenging outdoor activities are encouraged to apply for the program. Adult volunteers are also needed. The application deadline is Aug. 1.

Heil Valley Ranch Cal-Wood Fire Recovery

Recovery work is underway at Heil Valley Ranch from the devastating Cal-Wood Fire. The south side of the park is closed at least through Sept. 30 so the area can be restored to safe conditions.

Boulder Area Trails App

The Boulder Area Trails app provides access to trail information in and around Boulder County. The app includes 295 trailheads and 1,440 miles of trail from 12 different agencies.

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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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