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


Calendars Now on Sale

The 2024 Parks & Open Space calendars are now on sale. The calendar features beautiful photos highlighting some of Boulder County’s most significant natural and historical areas. Cost is $2 each plus shipping. The deadline to order is Dec. 15 or until sold out.

Winter Issue of Images

The winter issue of Images magazine is now available. Articles include Conservation Awards, Museum Mysteries, Perfect Pods – Spectacular Seeds, Winter Hideaways for Kids, Nature Detectives Mountain Lions, and Riverside Ranch Cultural Resource Survey Project.

East Boulder Creek Site (Prairie Run Open Space) Management Plan

The proposed management plan is available for review. The Parks & Open Space Advisory Committee will meet on Dec. 14 to discuss public feedback to date and make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners.

Weed Management on Open Space

The public engagement schedule has been extended for the Integrated Weed Management Plan to review and incorporate requests from the public.

Trail and Park Closures

Several parks and trails are closed for construction, muddy trails, and other management activities. Closures include the Coalton Trailhead, Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain, and Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat.

Slash Pile and Prescribed Burns

Crews plan to conduct slash pile burns and prescribed burns this fall and winter when conditions allow.

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

Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Office Location
5201 St. Vrain Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
Map and 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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