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!  

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Open Space and Trails Updates

Open Space and Trails Speaker Series

Join us Oct. 20th, both in person and virtual, for

"Owls of Colorado" with Emily Davenport

From the diminutive Northern Pygmy Owl to the awe inspiring Snowy Owl, Colorado is home to a vast array of owl species. Join us for an intimate look into the lives of Colorado Owls, learn about their habitats and adaptations, conservation concerns, as well as a behind the scenes look into what it takes to rehabilitate a variety of owl species and how we can help conserve and protect them in our modern world. 

Emily M. Davenport has been a champion for wildlife and the environment for over a decade. She founded the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Alliance in 2017 which merged with Nature's Educators in 2019. She currently serves as Co-Executive Director of Nature's Educators and additionally serves as Vice President of the Board for The Echo Wildlife. 

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Cradleboard Trail Detour Beginning October 15, 2021 continuing into 2022.

Detour in place to protect territorial bald eagles during breeding season.

Boulder County, Colo. - Beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, a detour will be in place along a section of the Cradleboard Trail to protect territorial bald eagles during breeding season at the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm.

The detour will remain in place until the nesting status of the bald eagle pair is clearly confirmed for the 2021/2022 breeding season. Boulder County adheres to all state and federal protection guidelines for raptors, and may impose stricter protections as necessary. Click here for map. 

Top 10 Active Outdoor Ideas
During the current period of physical distancing and focusing on community health, Broomfield wanted to share some ideas for fun outdoor activities on open space, parks, and trails. These activities focus on movement, safe distancing, fun and goodwill! 

Check it out

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Coyote Safety: Guard Your Pets

The wild animals throughout Broomfield, even in residential neighborhoods, think unattended pets are "fair game." Those coyotes, foxes, owls, hawks and eagles don't discern between a cute, cuddly pet and prey. To avoid conflicts between wildlife and pets, here are some pointers: 

  • Keep dogs on a short leash (6ft. or less)
  • Avoid known or potential den sites and areas of thick vegetation
  • Do not allow dogs to "play" with coyotes or foxes
  • Do not leave pet food and water bowls outside
  • Always supervise your pet outside. Do not leave your pet unattended in your yard
  • Keep cats indoors

For additional information, see the Coyote FAQ or email us at openspace@broomfield.org.

Coyote in Winter Coat at The Field



Wildlife Masters are Here to Help!

Broomfield Wildlife Masters are here to help people coexist with wildlife through non-lethal techniques to keep you and your property safe from all manner of critters, such as squirrels, rabbits, woodpeckers, raccoons, and more! For all questions wildlife, give these expert volunteers a call on their helpline at 303.464.5554 and a Wildlife Master will return your call with FREE advice within 24 hours.

Northern Flicker by Gary Bowen 2017


What’s in a Name?

There are many parks, fields, and open space areas in Broomfield that bear the name of people who live, or have lived in Broomfield. Check out this list to see who these people are.

Suggestions for Open Space and Trails


The Open Space and Trails staff and Advisory Committee would like your comments on open space needs and strategies as well as any trail connects that are needed in the city. Please email your comments to Open Space and Trails.

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.