Open Space Upcoming Events

Douglas County Open Space began as a land conservation program in 1995 to preserve land, protect natural resources and provide appropriate educational and recreational opportunities. Citizens of the County voted to support the program with a one-sixth of one percent sales tax that has protected almost 50,000 acres of land.   Ten trailheads on these Douglas County open space properties are open to the public with 77 miles of trails.


April 28 – Trees, Beavers, And Shrubs. Oh My! Arbor Day Guided Hike

Join DLC for an Arbor Day Guided Hike, Friday, April 28 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Columbine Open Space. We will learn about the trees and shrubs along Plum Creek, observe the effect of beavers in the riparian area, and get a special preview of a new trail segment of the Colorado Front Range Trail. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.