Starting Jan. 1, the minimum wage in unincorporated Boulder County is $15.69/hour.

A partir del 1 de enero, el salario mínimo local en la zona no incorporada del condado de Boulder será de $15.69/hora.

Parks & Open Space
Birds flying over a lake at sunset

Parks & Open Space


Youth Corps Now Hiring

Applications are being accepted for Youth Corpsmember positions. Pay starts at $16/hour for teens ages 14-17. The application deadline is Friday, April 5.

Weed Management on Open Space

The schedule has been extended for the Integrated Weed Management Plan to review and incorporate requests from the public. The updated draft plan will be released in mid-March.

Artist-in-Residence Program

Applications are being accepted for the 2024 Artist-in-Residence Program. The program provides an opportunity for artists to pursue their work in the inspiring landscape and history of Caribou Ranch. The application deadline is Feb. 29.

Prescribed Burns

Prescribed burn projects, including slash piles, agriculture, irrigation ditches, and a project at Hall Ranch, are scheduled until April 30. These projects will only take place when conditions are suitable. There may be heavy smoke in the air. Please do not call 911 as these controlled burns are not emergencies.

Parks & Open Space Vision

Leading the way to exceptional open space.

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.

Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Location

5201 St. Vrain Road
Longmont, CO 80503
Map and Directions
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday by phone, email, or appointment only.

Parks are open sunrise to sunset