Open Space and Trails

Duck icon 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. 

Birds of Prey LIVE on Saturday, February 29

Bring the whole family for a chance to see live raptors and learn from experts about bird biology and rehabilitation on Saturday, February 29 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Rd). The Birds of Prey Foundation is an organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of birds like hawks, eagles, and falcons. This FREE event is indoors and open to all ages. For more information, click here.

Spring Open Space Speaker Series

Show your support for Broomfield Open Space and learn more about trends, local wildlife, and opportunities to increase your enjoyment of open space on Wednesday evenings at the Broomfield Library (3 Community Park Rd). This season of speakers will feature wildlife corridors, the dark sky movement, and South African Safaris. For the full schedule and more information, click here.

Broomfield Open Space Foundation Pancake Fundraiser

Come support Broomfield’s open spaces and wildlife at Applebee’s (6405 W 120th Ave) on Saturday, March 14 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. for Broomfield Open Space Foundation’s annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at Click here to view the the flyer.

TRAIL CLOSURE at Carolyn Holmberg Preserve

A section of the Cradleboard/Rock Creek Trail, heading south from Stearns Lake at Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farms, is closed as of 11-14-19 due to sensitive nesting raptors in the area. Please use the trail detour along S. 104th Street. Click here for a map of the closure and detour route. Please note that this property is owned and managed by Boulder County Parks and Open Space, whose website can be referenced for further information.


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. Click here for more...

Interested in Birds?

Would you like to join others to learn about wild birds and have fun? Check out the Broomfield Bird Club!

Updated Trails Map
Broomfield Trails Map

The Broomfield Trails Map was updated in late 2016 to include the latest trail connections. Click on the map image to view online, call 303.464.5803 to request a hard copy be sent to you, or email Open Space.

Why is that area named that?

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.

Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee 

The Open Space and Trails advisory Committee (OSTAC) is made up of seven citizen members at large (appointed by City Council), one ex officio, non-voting Council member and one ex officio alternate. Read more...

Suggestions for Open Space and Trails

The Open Space and Trails 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.


Would you like to be a volunteer for the open space and trails program for the benefit of the community? Joining an Adopt-a-Trail or Adopt-an-Open Space site is just one way your energy can help the community!