Open space areas damaged by September 2013 flooding...read more...
The mission of the Open Space and Trails Division 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.
Please Attend an Open House to Discuss the Broomfield Trail – Sheridan Parkway to Lowell Boulevard
April 17, 2014
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Bal Swan & Zang Spur Conference Rooms
George Di Ciero City and County Building
1 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO
Questions: Call Kathryn - 303.464.5802 or email.
The Broomfield Trail will stretch a total of 22 miles once all sections are completed. It will extend from the Great Western Open Space in the southwest corner of Broomfield to northeast of Weld County Road 6 and Interstate 25. This proposed Broomfield Trail project would extend 0.9 miles east from the Sheridan Parkway underpass, between Glasser Reservoir and the Wildgrass neighborhood, along the north side of Community Ditch, to Lowell Boulevard.
An 8-foot concrete access trail with a 3-foot crusher fines jogging path is proposed from Sheridan Parkway at the entry into the public land. An 8-foot crusher fines trail would continue from the corner of the Wildgrass property east to the northeast corner of Glasser Reservoir. The remainder of the trail, from the northeast corner of Glasser Reservoir to Lowell Boulevard, would be a 10-foot concrete trail with a 3-foot crusher fines jogging path.
A neighborhood connection would also be constructed from the existing crusher fines trail southeast of Wildgrass to the new Broomfield trial segment. If funds allow, an 8-foot concrete trail would continue south from Community Ditch along the west side of Lowell Boulevard to West 144th Avenue. View maps...
Denver Metro Area Coyote Behavior Study
December 2013 - Over the past two years, Broomfield has been a participant in the Denver Metro Area Coyote Behavior Study, led by Researcher Stewart Breck (USDA-National Wildlife Research Center). Previously, this study has involved the collaring of coyotes in Broomfield and other metro areas with GPS tracking devices to better understand the movements, behaviors, and territories of coyotes. This month, researchers will be moving into another phase of the study to review community-based hazing of coyotes and how it may alter coyote behavior. Read more...
Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (OSTAC)
The Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee 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. The OSTAC advises the city council on amendments to the open space element of the master plan. The committee is charged with the responsibility of making recommendations to the city council regarding:
Kristan PritzDirector1 DesCombes DriveBroomfield, CO 80020EmailPh: 303.438.6335Fx: 303.464.5808