Nature Programs

Open Space And Trails Mission Statement


The mission of the Open Space and Trails Division 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.

For information on Open Space, Trails, Meetings, the Wildlife Policy, and the Open Space, Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan, and other open space related topics please visit our web site at www.BroomfieldOpenSpace.com.

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. Please bring a flashlight. There is NO CHARGE for these programs!

Day Time Date Location
Fri 8-9 p.m. Jun 2 Lac Amora Trail
Fri 8-9 p.m. Jul 7 Tom frost Reservoir
Fri
8-9 p.m.
 Aug 4 Alexx & Michael's Pond
Fri
7-8 p.m. Sep 8  Josh's Pond
Fri
7-8 p.m. Oct 6 Elli's Pond

Preschool Morning Nature Walks


These walks are designed especially for preschoolers and their guardians. Take a walk with naturalists through Broomfield’s open space areas. Learn about the animal life and plant life in your own backyard. Explore the area and learn about nature while having fun. There is NO CHARGE for these programs!

Day Time Date Location
Wed 9-10 a.m. Apr 12 Anthem Trailhead
Wed 9-10 a.m.
Apr 26 Josh's Pond
Wed 9-10 a.m.
May 10 Matzger Farm
Wed 9-10 a.m.
May 24 Commons Park Shelther
Wed
9-10 a.m.
Jun 7 Plaster Reservoir
Wed
9-10 a.m.
 Jun 21 Anthem Trailhead
Wed
9-10 a.m.
Jul 5 Commons Park Shelter
Wed  9-10 a.m.
Jul 19 Alexx & Michael's Pond
Wed
9-10 a.m.
Aug 2 Ellie's Pond
Wed
9-10 a.m.
Aug 16 Plaster Reservoir
Wed
9-10:30 p.m. Aug 30 Tom Frost Reservoir
Wed
9-10:30 p.m.
Sep 13 Ellie's Pond
Wed
9-10:30 p.m.
Sep 27 Alexx & Michale's Pond
Wed
9-10:30 p.m.
Oct 11 Josh's Pond

Friday Kid’s Classes


Friday Kid’s Classes are a fun introduction to the world around us. Learn about the natural world with lots of hands–on activities.
Grade: 1st–6th Grade
Code Fee Day Time Date Location Class

79977 $3 Fri 10–11:30 am Jun 9 BCC Bats
79978 $3 Fri 10–11:30 am Jun 23 BCC Frogs and Toads
79979 $3 Fri 10–11:30 am Jul 7 BCC Snakes
79980 $3 Fri 10–11:30 am Jul 21 BCC Mice, Rats, Rodents

Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 6
The Broomfield Open Space Foundation (BOSF) in cooperation with the City and County of Broomfield and Colorado Parks & Wildlife is sponsoring a Free Kids Fishing Derby. A brief introductory fishing clinic, poles and bait will be provided. For more information, call 303.438.5803. Parent/guardian supervision and pre–registration required. Please park at the Metzger Farm Open Space Trailhead and walk to the pond.
Age: 6–12 years Location: Metzger Farm Open Space
(NE corner of Lowell Blvd. & 120th Ave.:  12080 Lowell Blvd.)

Code Time
79981 8 am
79982 9 am
79983 10 am

Download class information
Pond and Open Space Map

Nature Volunteer Links:


Be a wildlife master volunteer
Be a nature volunteer
Volunteer and train to be a Master Gardener
Adopt a park: 303-464-5876
Volunteer storm drain marker
Broomfield Open Space Web Page
City Maps