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

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Broomfield Westminster Open Space Foundation Meeting

January 26, 2022

9-10 a.m.

Held Virtually via GoToMeeting:
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 667-592-469

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Spring 2022 Speaker Series 
Held Virtually via Zoom on Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. 

Click Here for connection information!

February 16

“Local Government Planning for Wildlife and Mobility Across Transportation Corridors” with Andy Hough, Environmental Resource Coordinator, Douglas County Open Space & Natural Resources

Photo of Andy Hough

Have you ever wondered how Colorado wildlife can navigate across major transportation corridors along the Front Range? Major highways like Interstate-25 have approximately 200,000 cars passing through per day, while they intersect with some significant wildlife corridors and migration routes for key species like bears, elk, pronghorn, and mule deer. Douglas County Open Space has developed some innovative  tools to conserve wildlife habitat and provide mobility across major transportation corridors. These tools can be used to help build a robust wildlife system and then protect, leverage, and expand it in land use and transportation planning decisions. These concepts are presented in the context of Douglas County’s efforts in building such a system over the last 25 years and how this system paid big dividends in securing large wildlife passage structures in the I-25 and US Highway 85 expansion projects.

Andy has had a diverse professional background including working as an Army Artillery Liaison Officer; District Wildlife Manager with the Colorado Division of Wildlife; Resources Specialist, Land Use Administrator, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator and Zoning Compliance Supervisor for Douglas County Planning.  He is currently employed as the Environmental Resources Coordinator for Douglas County Open Space & Natural Resources.  Andy has professional experience in wildlife management, habitat and ecosystem restoration, environmental regulatory compliance, land use, law enforcement, leadership, agricultural research and plant propagation.  He has a BS in biology from the University of South Florida in Tampa and has completed graduate coursework toward a MA in political science-public policy at the University of Colorado-Denver.

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.