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Parks & Open Space Improvement Projects

Parks & Open Space Improvement Projects

Boulder County annually approves a five‐year Parks & Open Space Improvement Projects (POSIP) plan and budget for the Parks & Open Space Department.


With a budget of $775,000 divided among six categories, the plan helps the department prioritize improvements on open space and engage the public prior to implementation of new facilities. The plan also provides a structure for seeking partnerships and grant funds to help leverage our budget.

Project Categories

  • Agriculture
  • Ecosystems
  • Forestry
  • Historic Preservation
  • Public Education
  • Recreation & Facilities

Fund Sources

Funds for capital improvement projects come from open space sales tax revenues and revenues from agricultural leases. The agriculture revenues go back into capital projects related to agriculture, while the sales tax revenue is divided between the five project categories.

Annual Open Space, Trail & GIS Requests

Each year we invite the communities of Boulder County to submit requests for open space and trail projects. Requests are due by Friday, January 18, 2019.

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Parks & Open Space