Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Youth Corps Now Hiring

The Youth Corps is now hiring youth corpsmembers and adult leaders. The application deadline for corpsmembers is April 3. Adult leader positions are open until filled.

Woodworking Event

Woodworkers of varying levels of skill and talent are invited to request wood to use for an exhibit that will be held in October of 2020. The application deadline is Feb. 27.

Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Connection Feasibility Study

A finalized interagency recommendation for a regional trail connection between Eldorado Canyon State Park and Walker Ranch has been proposed.

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.


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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