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OSMP Master Plan Background Reports

OSMP Master Plan Background Reports

System Overview Report Update

Staff has corrected factual errors in the updated System Overview Report. A full list of these updates can be viewed in the Log of Revisions pdf.

System Overview Report 

This report provides an overview of the Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks system. We wrote the report to be accessible to the public and collaborated across multiple disciplines to assemble a complex array of information. The report format is organized around the open space purposes defined by the City of Boulder’s Charter. This report and the outreach approaches used were a coordinated effort to engage more fully in the scope and purpose of the Charter and to support conversations with the community, partners and staff about shared values and priorities for the next decade and beyond.

The full report is low resolution to support easy online viewing.

Please note that reference copies of the printed report are available in the following Boulder locations:

  • Main Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Ave, 2nd floor reference room)
  • Chautauqua Ranger Cottage (Kinnikinic Road and Clematis Drive)

Members of the public are also welcome to print their own copies. Separate, high-resolution versions of each chapter are also available below, which can be printed at home or professionally at print shops. A full color report may cost $40-50 to print professionally.  

System Overview Report

Supporting Materials

2016-2017 OSMP Visitation Estimate Report pdf 

2016-2017 OSMP Visitation Estimate - Data Explorer

2016-2017 OSMP Visitor Survey Report pdf 

2016-2017 Visitation Study Initial Findings pdf

Draft 2017 System-Wide Visitation Estimates pdf

2016 Resident Survey Report pdf  

Additional Resources

Independent Research Reports

2016-2017 OSMP Visitor Survey Report pdf 

OSMP Plans and Reports

OSMP: Mission and the City Charter

OSMP Department Information