Free programs such as family sunset/moonlight walks and preschool morning nature walks are offered by the Broomfield Nature Program. Explore Broomfield's open lands guided by a local naturalist!
Family Sunset & Moonlight Walks Get a different feel for Broomfield's open space as you explore it with a naturalist at sunset or after dark. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a flashlight. No registration is required for this free program. Click here for current program information. Preschool Nature Walks These Wednesday morning walks are designed especially for preschoolers and their guardians. Take a walk with naturalists through Broomfield's open space areas. Learn about the animal and plant life in your own backyard. Explore the area and have fun! No registration is required for this free program. Click here for current program information. Friday Kids' Classes
Explore the natural world from a kids' point of view with lots of hands-on activities to learn about the world around us. Children aged 6-11 years old are welcome! Classes are limited to a maximum of 25 children. Please click here to register. Price is $3 per child.
Every year, the Broomfield Open Space Foundation, in cooperation with the City and County of Broomfield and Colorado Parks & Wildlife, sponsors a free Kids' Fishing Derby for ages 6 to 12 years. After a brief fishing clinic, kids will be provided with a pole and bait! Adult supervision and registration are required. This event is sponsored by the City and County of Broomfield Open Space and Trails Department, Broomfield Open Space Foundation, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Please park at the County Commons Open Space Trailhead (access from the west side of Westlake Drive & Lowell Boulevard) and walk to the pond. Please note that parking at the Westlake Drive trailhead is limited, with extra parking available at Paul Derda Recreation Center. Fishing poles and any fish caught can be taken home to keep the excitement going!
Show your support for Broomfield Open Space and learn more about trends, local wildlife, and opportunities to increase your enjoyment of open space. This event is sponsored by the Broomfield Open Space Foundation and the City and County of Broomfield Open Space and Trails Department. These programs are free to attend and no registration is required.
Currently all Speakers are virtual, Please click here for more information on our current Speakers.
Engage With Us! Record your outdoor observations, share with fellow naturalists, and discuss your findings in Broomfield.
What is iNaturalist?
iNaturalist is a website where people can report their observations of all types of organisms, from animals to fungi! Broomfield Open Space and Trails has created a project on iNaturalist for everyone to submit observations, findings and questions from across the county. It doesn’t have to be on open space, it could even be something you saw in your backyard! You can use iNaturalist to get help with species identification and to record where you observed something. The site works on a “crowdsourced identification system” where you can upload an image or a sound clip of the organism you observed and other users of the website help you identify it. An image or sound clip is encouraged but not required to submit observations.
The Broomfield 100 gives you the opportunity to explore the beauty and diversity of nature in your own backyard. Share the wonders of the great outdoors with your children, have fun, and be healthy at the same time! For more information on how to join please click here.
National Trails Day by getting outside and enjoying the local trail system. National Trails Day is celebrated across the country to heighten awareness of how trails enhance a community’s overall health and quality of life. The Broomfield Trail Adventure is Broomfield’s local celebration of National Trails Day, and kicks off the Broomfield 100 challenge. This year, Broomfield is celebrating National Trails Day as a "shared but separated" community trail walk - the self-guided event will encourage participants to enjoy the trails of their choice at any time throughout this weekend.click here.