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Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Heil Valley Ranch Is Now Open

The Corral Trailhead, Main Trailhead, and associated trails have reopened after extensive recovery efforts from the Cal-Wood Fire. The Main Trailhead parking lot is closed at noon daily due to flash flood risks.

Summer Issue of Images

The summer issue of Images magazine is now available. Articles include From the Director’s Desk, Elk Management, Slow-Growing and Frost Hardy Pine, Nature Detectives Hummingbirds, and Snakes Alive.

Know Before You Go

Visitors to public lands are strongly encouraged to “Know Before You Go” and have a plan before visiting open space parks this summer.

Live Trailhead Cameras

View live images of parking lots at certain trailheads to see current conditions and park capacity.

Upcoming Events


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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Parks & Open Space

Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Office Location
5201 St. Vrain Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
Map & Directions
Office Hours: Mon-Thu 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday by phone, email, or appointment only.
Parks are open sunrise to sunset

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