Open Space and Trails

All Open Space services will be available by pre-arranged meetings. Walk-in service will be available for simple requests like picking up coyote whistles and trail maps at the Community Assistance Center in the lobby of the George DiCiero City and County Building. Please refer to this contact list to help expedite your request. We look forward to assisting you!

Current Open Space and Trails Projects

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The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) has launched a new series of community engagement activities to refresh its 2005 Open Space, Parks, Recreation, and Trails (OSPRT) Master Plan, which serves as a roadmap and guides decisions about open lands, trails, and recreation programs and facilities.

Open lands are defined as public and private lands acquired or preserved in the public interest for parks and open space uses. They serve a variety of functions, including conserving and protecting natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources; providing opportunities for recreation; shaping the pattern of growth and development; and preserving agricultural resources.

CCOB is using a combination of focus group discussions, community events and conversations with diverse populations to promote a new survey. Survey results will be used to update existing strategies that protect and preserve Broomfield’s natural resources for the next 20-years based upon community needs and public feedback.

Click Here to take the survey.

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Broomfield is fortunate to have a variety of active raptor populations thriving in a suburban setting. However, these majestic birds, which include species like Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls and Red-tailed Hawks, are sensitive to disturbances in their nesting and breeding habitats. To identify ways to minimize habitat impacts on raptors and develop best management practices at the local level, Broomfield is creating a Raptor Management Plan. This plan will seek to protect raptors, while also working within the state and federal regulatory framework and respecting private property rights.

The City and County of Broomfield is taking a proactive approach to protect and enhance raptor habitat and breeding success within the region. Open Space and Trails Staff, along with a team of ecological consultants from Smith Environmental and Engineering, are actively developing a Raptor Management Plan.

In mid-september, the project team presented its initial approach (below) to the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee. You can learn more about the plan (Raptor Plan Overview) , how to get involved, and leave your comments below.

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Contact Us

  1. Kristan Pritz

    Open Space and Trails Director
    1 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO 80020 
    openspace@broomfield.org 
    Contact Open Space
    Advisory Committee

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Open Space and Trails Department is to acquire open space and create a comprehensive trail system that allows for the enjoyment of the outdoors and promotes a healthy environment for people, nature, and community.

    Land Acknowledgement
    We acknowledge that the land upon which we reside is the ancestral home of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute peoples. We further recognize that their connection to this place, both today and for countless generations, stewards the natural and cultural resources that we value so deeply. By acknowledging this connection, we strive to learn from, honor and respect these indigenous ties in our open space landscapes.