Acres of Open Space

Acres of Open Space

Boulder County actively works to conserve natural, cultural and agricultural resources and provide public uses that reflect sound resource management and community values.

How Much Land Does the County Protect?

Land Type Acres
Public Land
Land that is publicly owned or leased. 2,495 acres of land protected by county conservation easements are also owned and protected by municipal open space agencies.
Protected Private Land
Land that is privately owned but protected under conservation easements.
Total 106,942

How Much Public Land is Accessible?

Land Category Acres Percent
Fully Open 21,936 33%
Open with Some Restricted Areas
Mainly for natural resources.
8,846 13%
Open with Seasonal Closures
For wildlife habitat.
1,941 3%
On-Trail Use Only
Mainly through agricultural land.
6,367 9%
Fully Closed
Mainly for agriculture. In total, there are 26,190 acres of land dedicated for agriculture.
28,035 42%
Total Public Land 67,125 100%

Updated May 1, 2024.

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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