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Open Space Events
Nature Programs

There are several opportunities to explore Broomfield's open lands guided by a local naturalist! See the schedule for 2015.


Hiker iconBroomfield Trail Adventure 2015

National Trails Day was celebrated at the Broomfield Trail Adventure on the cool but sunny morning of June 6. The event was hosted at Legacy Park, just to the west of Legacy High School's parking lot. Trail routes followed the Lake Link Trail past Plaster Reservoir and along the Quail Creek area.

Approximately 450 attended the event. Around 130 people registered for the Broomfield 100 Challenge while they were there. Attendees could visit displays and chat with representatives from the Nature Program, Wildlife Masters, Master Gardeners, Broomfield Open Space Foundation, and Health and Human Services. The Birds of Prey organization brought an owl and hawk, among others, and was a popular stop for attendees.

Also important in making the event so successful are the sponsors, who deserve recognition:
  • Butterfly Pavilion (free passes)
  • Caribou Coffee (coffee donation)
  • Golden Bear Bike Shop (free bike tuneups)
  • Eldorado Artesian Spring Water (bottled water donation)

Take a look at some photos from the event.

Past Trail Adventures

Biking at BTACool temperatures and sunny skies welcomed approximately 300 people to the 2014 Trail Adventure. The event featured trails in the Anthem community in north Broomfield.

Come out and explore the Anthem area with stunning mountain views! Here are maps of the various routes.

In 2013, Broomfield celebrated the 12th annual Broomfield Trail Adventure at the Metzger Farm Open Space. See photos from the event. The event offered three routes—a short walking loop (1 mile), longer walking loop (2.5 miles), and a biking loop (5 miles). Printable route map.

The 2011 Broomfield Trail Adventure was held at the Broomfield County Commons Open Space. Mild temperatures and no wind made it a perfect day for a trail outing! View the route maps from the 2011 event or watch a video of the event!

The 2010 Broomfield Trail Adventure was held in the Anthem Highlands community in north Broomfield and highlighted the area's trail system. Check out the routes that were selected.



Kids' Fishing Derbies

Fishing Derby 2015


Each year in May, the Broomfield Open Space Foundation, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division, and the City and County of Broomfield co-sponsor a Kids' Fishing Derby. Read about the event and see pictures and information from past derbies.






Birds of Prey Presentation

On the sunny fall afternoon of October 11, the Birds of Prey Foundation staff presented fascinating Attendeesinformation on raptors to over 100 citizens. Children and adults had the opportunity to see live birds up-close, including a bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, great horned owl, and turkey vulture.

The event was sponsored by the Broomfield Open Space Foundation and the City and County of Broomfield.

Find out more about the Birds of Prey Foundation. For questions about the presentation, email the Open Space Foundation.




Planting Event Held Near Plaster Reservoir

A planting day was held on April 19, 2014, at a site just north of Legacy High School and east of Plaster Reservoir off of 136th Avenue. The event was sponsored by the Broomfield Open Space Foundation (BOSF), Butterfly Pavilion, and City and County of Broomfield. Nathan Kelbe, Broomfield Senior Parks Technician, coordinated the project.

Approximately 25 volunteers, including eight Cub Scouts from Pack 586 and several of their parents helped with the project. The group planted 77 Cottonwoods and 48 Sandbar Willows.

The BOSF provided breakfast snacks and lunch! The purpose of the project is to improve native habitat along Quail Creek for the benefit of wildlife, the environment, and open space visitors.
 Cub Scout Pack 586  Cub Scout volunteers  Planting Day volunteers