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Open Space Events
Open Space Speaker Series 2016

Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m.
Broomfield Library - Eisenhower Room, 2nd Floor
3 Community Park Rd.

 Mario Padilla           
The Science and Satisfaction of Backyard Beekeeping

Mario Padilla, Butterfly Pavilion Entomologist and Beekeeper

Mario will speak about the process behind backyard beekeeping and the satisfaction and pleasure in the hobby. Mario will also talk about beekeeping programs at the Butterfly Pavilion and how the Pavilion is using open space to support honey bee colonies.

Kids' Fishing Derby 2016

Saturday, May 7 (Register for a one-hour time slot - see below)
Metzger Farm Open Space   12080 Lowell Blvd. (northeast corner of 120th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard)

The Broomfield Open Space Foundation, in cooperation with the City and County of Broomfield and Colorado Parks & Wildlife, is sponsoring a Free Kids' Fishing Derby for ages 6 to 12 years. A brief introductory fishing clinic, poles, and bait will be provided, and then kids will enjoy a one-hour fishing session. 

Parent/guardian supervision and pre-registration required. Please park at the Metzger Farm Open Space Trailhead (ample parking provided) and make the short walk to the pond.

Register with Recreation Services by calling 303.460.6901 or 303.464.551, online, or at either of the recreation centers, and indicate your preferred time slot..

71945 8 a.m.
71946 9 a.m.
71947 10 a.m.

2016 Broomfield Trail Adventure - June 4!

BTA 2014The 15th annual Broomfield Trail Adventure will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The event will be hosted at East Park, in the Interlocken area (282 Interlocken Blvd.).

As always, the event will take place on National Trails Day and will be one of many events celebrated across the country to celebrate trails and the outdoors. Please join us at East Park for a scenic walking loop (2.5 miles) or a biking route on the newly opened US-36 Bikeway Trail. There will also be a short loop around the East Park area for children and families. There will be a variety of prizes, refreshments, and educational tables at the event for the whole family. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event will kick off at 8 a.m. This event is free of charge and will be held rain or shine.

Please check this page for more updates in the coming weeks, or call 303.438.6216 with any questions.


Ellie's Pond DedicationEllie McKinley

 On the beautiful fall afternoon of October 7, 2015, approximately 70 people attended the dedication of Ellie's Pond, located in The Field Open Space just south of 10th Avenue. Mayor Randy Ahrens, Dan Wilkie and Tom Frenzel of the Broomfield Open Space Foundation, and Bob Davis spoke of Ellie's volunteer work that spans many decades.

Visit the pond and enjoy the quiet on one of the two benches there.


Nature Programs

There are several opportunities to explore Broomfield's open lands guided by a local naturalist! View the 2016 schedule of events.