Broomfield Open Space Foundation
These Wednesday morning walks start up again in April and are designed especially for preschoolers and their guardians. Take a walk with naturalists through Broomfield’s open space areas. Learn about the animal and plant life in your own backyard. Explore the area and have fun! No registration is required for this free program. See current program information.
See a map of meeting locations.
Come join the fun!!
The Broomfield Open Space staff is working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to take appropriate measures to keep our community and other wildlife safe.
While the human health risks from Avian Flu are low according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CPW recommends that people do not touch dead or diseased wild birds and do not let your pets near them or their droppings.
For more information on Avian Flu and to report dead or diseased birds, please visit here
Attend an Open House for the Markel and Wottge Open Space property conceptual site designs on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the Aspen Creek PK-8 School library located at 5500 Aspen Creek Drive. View alternative plans, provide feedback and vote on your favorite design. For more information, please click here.
|In November, Karen Steele was recognized by Congressman Joe Neguse and received the Volunteer of the Year award. This award is given to an individual who has made an impact in their community. Karen exhibits that with her hours of service to Broomfield FISH, Broomfield Open Space Foundation, Broomfield Nature Programs and Broomfield VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster).|
Kristan Pritz, Director of Open Space and Trails, nominated Karen for this honor. In her letter, Kristan stated, ”Karen is a master at building a positive team spirit. She brings wisdom, leadership, and fun to volunteering. Other volunteers enjoy serving with Ms. Steele. Her heartfelt concern for Broomfield instills a desire in other volunteers to give their best.” Congratulations Karen
Did you know that recordings of the Open Space Speaker Series are available? Click here for more information.
|“The W.O.L.F. Sanctuary Story” with Shelley Coldiron Shelley Coldiron has been the Executive Director of W.O.L.F. Sanctuary since July 2012. She has served on the W.O.L.F. Board of Directors since late 2011. The Sanctuary’s mission is to improve the quality of life for wolves and wolf dogs through: 1) saving captive-born wolves and wolf dogs in need to find placement for them at a sanctuary; 2) providing a lifelong home at W.O.L.F. in a natural habitat that considers each animal’s needs; and 3) providing the public with education about the plight of captive-born wolves and wolf dogs to foster greater understanding about their value. Dr. Coldiron will share information about the exciting work going on at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary and their current efforts to relocate the organization to the Red Feathers Lake area before the end of the year. At the new location, the organization will be open to the public with state-of-the-art facilities. This is an online event. |
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The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) is using a combination of focus group discussions, community events, a survey, and conversations with diverse populations to elicit feedback on the OSPRT Plan Refresh. The Open Space & Trails Advisory Committee and Parks, Recreation & Senior Services Advisory Committee will hold a joint meeting on October 27 at 6 p.m. at the Broomfield Community Center to discuss topics such as the status of completing missing links for the trail system and progress on the goal to have 40% of Broomfield’s planning area dedicated to public or private open space and/or parks.
If you have a heart for fishing and children, please sign up to volunteer for our annual FISHING DERBY. It will be held at Tom Frost Reservoir on October 1st from 7 AM to 11 AM.