Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Now Hiring

Parks & Open Space is hiring multiple positions including a Data Solutions Supervisor, a Sign Shop Assistant, a Publicity & Outreach Specialist, a Youth Corps Field Coordinator, a Shop/Fleet/Safety Assistant, and many other seasonal positions.

Artist-in-Residence Program

Now accepting applications for the 2023 Artist-in-Residence program. The program provides an opportunity for artists to pursue their work in the inspiring landscape and history of Caribou Ranch. Application deadline is Feb. 28.

Prescribed Burns

Slash pile burning and prescribed burns are scheduled at Caribou Ranch, Mud Lake, Reynolds Ranch, Walker Ranch, and Hall Ranch. Smoke and flames may be visible for up to 72 hours. Please do not call 911 since a controlled burn is not an emergency. Areas will be monitored to ensure fires are completely out.

East Boulder Creek Site Management Plan

Parks & Open Space is preparing a management plan for the East Boulder Creek Site and are seeking public comments. Public input will help shape the future of the site and the priorities for conservation and community access.


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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