Boulder County COVID-19 status is at Level Yellow. Vaccine locations and info are available in English and Spanish.

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Boulder County Public Health Updates Facial Covering Order to Remove Outdoor Requirements

When outdoors, individuals are not required to use face coverings. However, a face covering is recommended if social distancing cannot be maintained.

Rainbow Tree Nursery Site Compost Facility

The Boulder County Commissioners have removed the former Rainbow Tree Nursery site from consideration for the development of a compost facility.

Nature Detectives Spring Adventure

This spring get outside and explore some of our less-visited parks. Find the answers to the clues for a chance to win one of 10 outdoor prizes! Entries must be received by April 30.

Esta primavera salga y explore algunos de nuestros parques menos visitados. Encuentre las respuestas a las preguntas a cambio de la oportunidad de ganar uno de los 10 premios para disfrutar al aire libre. Las respuestas se recibirán hasta el 30 de abril. Aprende más →

Heil Valley Ranch Cal-Wood Fire Recovery

Recovery work is underway at Heil Valley Ranch from the devastating Cal-Wood Fire.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Give space to others on the trails.
Face coverings are not required but Boulder County Public Health recommends wearing one if social distancing cannot be maintained.
Follow all rules and regulations.
Park in designated spaces only and follow trail directional arrows. Rangers are issuing fines for violations.
Visit on weekdays to avoid crowds.
Parks and trails are generally less crowded on weekdays. Parking lots are full as early as 8 a.m. on weekends.


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

Parks are open sunrise to sunset

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