Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Weed Management on Open Space

Parks & Open Space will not be conducting any aerial herbicide applications this spring. Staff is working on updating policies and procedures and the process will provide opportunities for public input. Opportunities for online and in-person input on this important land management topic will be announced soon.

Youth Corps Now Hiring

The Boulder County Youth Corps is now hiring teen Corpsmember positions. Applicants must be Boulder County residents between the ages of 14-17 as of the first day of work (June 12).

Prescribed Burns & Irrigation Ditch Burning

Slash pile burning and prescribed burns are scheduled at Caribou Ranch, Mud Lake, Reynolds Ranch, Walker Ranch, and Hall Ranch. Spring irrigation ditch burning begins March 5. 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.

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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.

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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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