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! 

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

Broomfield-Westminster Open Space Foundation Meeting


The Broomfield-Westminster Open Space Foundation will be holding a Virtual board meeting on December, 7, 2020, Monday at 7:30 a.m. The Foundation oversees the management of the Metzger Farm Open Space. Foundation members include elected officials and senior staff from both Westminster and Broomfield as the property is jointly owned and located in Westminster. 
More Information on the Metzger Farm Open Space here.

Rattlesnake Safety 

Learn more about rattlesnake safety and tips here. 

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. 

Cradleboard Trail Detour Beginning October 15th

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 2020/2021 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. 

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.