Partners after a cleanup on open space 

Open Space Partnership Program

36 local businesses, schools, youth and recreation organizations are currently committed to helping us care for our open space and trails. Your organization can partner with us too.


 Program Overview

Why Should You Partner With Us?

We love working with Boulder County Parks and Open Space, your team makes it fun and easy to serve our community” -Karen Whittier, SmartWool
  • Rewarding: We provide satisfying team-building projects that positively impact the community and the environment
  • Fun: Projects are educational and offer opportunities for employee bonding and morale enhancement
  • Easy: All tools, materials, supervision and guidance are provided

What Do We Expect of Our Partners?

  • Commit to at least one volunteer project each year
  • Each project is 4-6 hours
  • Bring 10 or more volunteers
  • Have fun while giving back to the community and environment

What Type of Projects Do Our Partners Complete?

Ways We Thank Our Partners

  • Sign acknowledging participation at the “cared-for” area
  • Large, framed landscape photograph
  • Acknowledgments on Facebook and Twitter
  • Mention in quarterly Images magazine
  • Annual Partnership Event
  • Eligibility for the Partner Award

Partnership Award

The award is given at the annual Land Conservation Awards and recognizes an outstanding Alpine Partner.

  • 2011: Amgen for their stewardship of Pella Crossing
  • 2010: Smartwool for their stewardship of Betasso Preserve
  • 2009: Boulder Mountainbike Alliance for their many years of trail building and maintenance


 Current Partners

Thanks to our current partners for their commitment to preserving, maintaining and improving open space.

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Amgen Pharmaceutical
  • Backpacker Magazine
  • Best Buy
  • Boulder Area Trails Coalition
  • Boulder Climbing Community
  • Boulder County Horse Association
  • Boulder Mountainbike Alliance
  • Boulder Trail Runners
  • Boy Scouts of Boulder County
  • Colorado Geocachers
  • Colorado Youth Program
  • Corden Pharma
  • CU Boulder MBA Program
  • CU Program for Writing & Rhetoric
  • CU Upward Bound
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Eldorado K-8
  • Environmental Chemical Corporation
  • Foothills United Way
  • Heritage Middle School
  • Key Equipment Finance
  • Level 3
  • Mapleton School District – Colorado Youth for Change
  • Merck Pharmaceutical
  • Naropa Institute ROOTS Environmental Group
  • New Vista High School
  • Platts
  • Qualcomm
  • Redstone Cyclery
  • Singletrack Mountain Bike Agency
  • Smartwool
  • Stratus Consulting
  • Vecchios Biccliterria
  • Volunteers Outdoors Colorado
  • Wildland Restoration Volunteers

Thanks also to the following businesses who contributed products and materials and recruited volunteers to help make the department’s work, a success.

  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP
  • Boulder County Audubon Society
  • Boulder County Nature Association
  • Environment for the Americas
  • McGuckins
  • Pearl Izumi
  • REI

 Sign Up

Sign Up to Become a Partner

Don't want to fill out the form? Contact Karen Imbierowicz directly at 303-678-6268.

Fill out the Partnership Signup Form.


Parks & Open Space

Karen Imbierowicz