Parks & Open Space

Parks & Open Space


Winter Issue of Images Magazine

The winter issue of Images magazine is now available. Articles include Fire Regimes of Life Zones, Conservation Awards, Tucker Cabin Restoration, A Show Below the Snow: The Subnivium, Who Lives Out There in the Snow, and See You in the Spring – Overwintering Insects.

East Boulder Creek Site Management Plan

Parks & Open Space is preparing a management plan for the East Boulder Creek Site and are seeking public comments. Public input will help shape the future of the site and the priorities for conservation and community access.

Calendars Now on Sale

The 2023 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.

Grants Available for Research

Parks & Open Space awards small grants for research and biological inventories on open space lands. Grants are awarded up to $10,000. The deadline for proposals is is Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

Elk Management at Ron Stewart Preserve

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain will be closed Monday through Wednesday from Sept. 19 through Jan. 25 (except for certain holidays) for elk management through limited hunting. The park will be open Thursday through Sunday, or earlier in the week if hunting activities end early or are not scheduled.

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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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