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Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


East Boulder Creek Site Management Plan

Two site visits are scheduled as part of the ongoing management planning process. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the site and talk with staff. A survey is also open for the public to provide feedback about the actions being considered and what should be prioritized.

Free Hessie Trailhead Shuttle

A free shuttle will operate on Fridays, weekends, and holidays to carry passengers from Nederland High School to the Hessie Trailhead, a popular entry point for accessing Lost Lake and the Indian Peaks Wilderness area off of Fourth of July Road.

Conservation Awards Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for individuals, families, community groups, or organizations that have made outstanding contributions in Boulder County in Land Conservation, Environmental Stewardship, or Cultural and Historic Preservation. The deadline is Thursday, June 1.

Weed Management on Open Space

Parks & Open Space will not be conducting any aerial herbicide applications until the weed management policy has been updated and a decision on whether to resume applications has been made. Staff is working on updating the policy, and the process will provide opportunities for public input this fall. Sign up to receive updates when opportunities for online and in-person input on this important land management topic are announced.

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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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