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Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Betasso Preserve Limited Access Due to Road Construction

Sugarloaf Road will be closed Aug. 12 to Sept. 9, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The road will be open from noon to 1 p.m. Visitors will need to use the west end of Sugarloaf Road at CO Highway 72 when the road is closed.

Left Hand Outdoor Challenge

Applications are being accepted for teens and adult volunteers for the Left Hand Outdoor Challenge. The program incorporates fun monthly outdoor challenges, service learning, leadership development, and more. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 29.

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.


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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