Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Prescribed Burns Scheduled

Prescribed burns are scheduled this fall at Ron Stewart Preserve and Heil Valley Ranch. The properties will be closed during ignition days and will reopen when deemed safe. Slash pile burning and agricultural burns are also scheduled.

Art Exhibit

The Outdoor Creations art exhibit runs through Nov. 2 at the Great Frame Up-Longmont. The exhibit features en plein air art, or artwork created from observation in the outdoors.

Ron Stewart Preserve Closed Monday – Wednesday

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain will be closed to the public Monday through Wednesday from Sept. 17 through Jan. 31 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.

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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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