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Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


2021 Calendars On Sale

These mini wall calendars feature beautiful photos highlighting some of Boulder County’s most significant natural and historical areas. They make great gifts and are only $2 each plus shipping. Order while supplies last.

Now Accepting Small Grant Research Proposals

Grants up to $10,000 will be awarded for research and biological inventories. Preference will be given to proposals that address the the priority research topics, but all proposals will be considered. Deadline is Jan. 11.

Walnut Wonders Woodworking Exhibit

The Ramey Homestead Black Walnut Woodworking Exhibit runs Nov. 14 – Dec. 30. The exhibit features bowls, furniture, art, and other creations. Items can be viewed and purchased online or at the The Great Frame Up Longmont.

Carolyn Holmberg Preserve Management Plan Update

Public comments are being accepted on an updated management plan for Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm.

Ron Stewart Preserve Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain is closed Monday through Wednesday until Jan. 31 for elk management. The park will reopen during the week if management activities conclude early. The park is open Thursday through Sunday and will be open for certain holidays.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Bring a face covering.
Face coverings are required at trailheads, when passing other visitors, and when six feet of distancing cannot be maintained. See the Public Health Order for more information.
Give space to others on the trails.
Please stay at least six feet away from people who are not from the same household.
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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