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Trails Open House

Trail work

City to host open house to highlight 2020 open space trail projects on Thursday, Feb. 27

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will host a community open house Thursday, Feb. 27, to inform community members of upcoming trail projects and maintenance efforts that OSMP will conduct in 2020.

The open house will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the OSMP HUB Building, 2520 55th St. and also will feature information on new ways residents can learn about trail closures and how they can experience Boulder’s open space. This is the second consecutive year that OSMP is offering this in-person learning experience to inform community members of its trail building, repair and maintenance efforts. Some of the featured information OSMP will share includes:

  • Planned construction that will extend the Anemone Trail into a 3-mile trail loop west of Boulder.
  • Upcoming work along the Cottontail Trail northeast of Boulder to complete major maintenance work along the commuter path.
  • Continuing trail projects along popular paths, including the Mount Sanitas Trail, Tenderfoot Trail, 1st-2nd Flatiron Trail, and the junction area of Fern Canyon and Mesa Trails.
  • Information on how OSMP completes full-sweeps of its 155-mile trail system to prioritize trail repairs, and ways for community members to volunteer for city trail projects.
  • The new Boulder Area Trail App, which provides information on OSMP trails along with paths managed by 11 other Boulder-area agencies. OSMP also will highlight its interactive trail map.
  • A new text-messaging service that will provide community members updates when OSMP closes trails when they’re muddy, along with news on other significant trail closures. Community members can sign up for this service by texting the word “OSMP” to 888-777.

OSMP trail staff members will be present to provide additional information on how the department has utilized sustainable trail building techniques to minimize trail erosion and help protect important natural resources. The department also will provide information on the diverse and wide-ranging recreational experiences visitors can enjoy throughout Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks system, which is home to some of the most diverse natural areas in the western United States. For more information, please call OSMP at 303-441-3440.