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Parks & Open Space
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Parks & Open Space


Weed Management on Open Space

An updated draft version of the Integrated Weed Management Plan was presented to the Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing on April 16. They will deliberate and make their decision on May 23.

Spring Issue of Images

The spring issue of Images magazine is now available. Articles include: The Remarkable Stories of Hazel Schmoll and Josephine Roche, Sign Here, Servant Ambassadors, What Do You Call A…, Fire Adapted Trees, and Watershed Nature Detectives.

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