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Open Space Events
See Live Birds of Prey!

Saturday, Oct. 11Great Horned Owls
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Lakeshore Rooms
Broomfield Community Center
280 Spader Way

The Birds of Prey Foundation, a local non-profit, will bring live raptors (hawks, owls,and falcons) and provide an informal educational program about these fascinating creatures.

Get a close-up view of the birds! Children are welcome and must be attended by an adult. The event is free.

Find out more about the Birds of Prey Foundation.

2014 Broomfield Trail Adventure

Cool temperatures and sunny skys welcomed approximately 300 people to the 2014 Trail Adventure on June 7. This year's event featured trails in the Anthem community in north Broomfield.

Come out and explore the area! Here are maps of the various routes.

Past Trail Adventures

Biking at BTAIn 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.


Fishing Derby for Kids 

The annual 2014 Kids Fishing Derby was held at Tom Frost Reservoir on May 3. Over 100 children attended. The event is 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 Schhol 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 2014.