UPDATE - July 22, 2014 Temporary Trail Closures at The Field Open Space
In response to concerns about incidents involving coyotes and citizens with dogs on leash at The Field Open Space, several trails are closed on a temporary basis. Currently, trails on the south side of Midway Blvd. have been re-opened.. Read more...
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.
So Many Rabbits!
Residents can modify their landscaping or try repellents to control rabbits in their yards. Read more...
Broomfield Trail Expansion Project
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 includes a proposed trail that extends from the Sheridan Parkway underpass just north of West 144th Avenue along the north side of Glasser Reservoir and the Wildgrass neighborhood and heads east along Community Ditch to Lowell Boulevard.
A consulting firm completed an environmental review of 1) wetlands, 2) Federally Threatened and Endangered Species (TES), and 3) other wildlife and migratory birds in March 2014. View the report.
An open house was held to gather residents' comments on April 17, and the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee reviewed the status of the project at its April 24 meeting. Broomfield staff is in the process of looking at options for the trail alignment and is preparing information in response to citizen comments. Once this research is completed, there will be an additional opportunity for public comment. If you would like to be notified of upcoming public meetings on this project, please use this link to be placed on the email list.
Questions: Call Kathryn - 303.464.5802 or email.
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