The Broomfield Comprehensive Plan, updated in 2016, has the ambitious goal of providing approximately 40% of Broomfield's planning area as open lands. The term "open lands" is an umbrella concept that refers to open space, parks, and other types of undeveloped lands such as school parks, conservation easements, and golf courses. The following definitions describe the unique attributes and purposes of Broomfield’s three types of open lands designations.
At this time, Broomfield has a total of acres of open lands, within a planning area of 24,043 total acres, which equals 35.8%. The strategy is to meet the remaining balance of through the purchase of land, joint acquisitions with other communities, the public land dedication, grants, and other innovative efforts to meet the 40% open lands goal identified in Broomfield's 2016 Comprehensive Plan. The current breakdown of open lands and trails, as of September 2022, is shown below.