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Hiker iconBroomfield Trail Adventure 2015

National Trails Day will be celebrated at the Broomfield Trail Adventure on Saturday, June 6, 2015. This year, the event will be hosted at Legacy Park, just to the west of Legacy High School's parking lot. Trail routes will follow the Lake Link Trail past Plaster Reservoir and along the Quail Creek area. There will be two-and-a-half and one-mile walking loops for families, while bikers can enjoy a longer six-mile route. Dogs on leash are welcome! View maps of the walking and biking routes.

The event begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and concludes around 10 a.m.

Also, the "Broomfield 100" will be kicked off at the Trail Adventure, and will carry on throughout the summer. The Broomfield 100 is a community challenge that highlights approximately 100 miles of trails in and around Broomfield. For more information on the Broomfield 100 challenge, please visit the web page. The Broomfield Trail Adventure and the Broomfield 100 share the purpose of promoting the local trail system and providing fun events for family outdoor recreation.

Participants will be treated to refreshments, t-shirts, and prizes donated by local sponsors. There will be a variety of educational and interpretive tables and displays including:
  • Broomfield Nature Program
  • Broomfield Wildlife Masters
  • Broomfield Open Space Foundation
  • several Broomfield departments
  • Live raptor display from the Birds of Prey program

Have questions? Email Open Space or call 303.438.6216.

Fishing Derby 2015

Fishing Derby 2015The City and County of Broomfield, the Broomfield Open Space Foundation (BOSF) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosted 110 children at the 2015 Kids Fishing Derby on May 2 at Tom Frost Reservoir. The weather was perfect, and the fish were jumping. Children visited educational stations on fish biology, knot tying, fishing ethics and casting. After these short learning sessions, they received a free fishing pole and bait. Many children caught fish, which added to the excitement of the morning. Approximately 13 local residents from BOSF and the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee volunteered to help out! At the end of the fishing session, each child received a free Bay Pass, snack, and BOSF/wildlife/trail information. The Butterfly Pavilion, a sponsor of the event, also provided free Pavilion passes to the attendees.

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.

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! You can also watch a video of the event!

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

Past Fishing Derbies

The annual 2014 Kids Fishing Derby was held at Tom Frost Reservoir. Over 100 children attended. The event was sponsored by the Broomfield Open Space Foundation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and City, Butterfly Pavilion, and City and County of Broomfield Open Space and Trails.

Children visited educational stations to learn about fish biology, knot tying, fishing regulations, and casting. Each child received a fishing pole provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. After fishing, the children each received a goodie bag with a Butterfly Pavilion pass, a day pass to The Bay Aquatic Park, snacks, a coyote whistle, and coexistence with wildlife information. It was a beautiful Colorado spring day packed full of fun and learning in the open space! Take a look at some photos from the event!
The 2013 event was held at the Metzger Farm Open Space. Enjoy a video of the event!

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

Nature Programs

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