Local and regional parks and amenities are funded in part by a sixth-of-a-cent Parks, Trails and Open Space Sales and Use Tax. The Division also requests an annual budget and property taxes from the General Fund are appropriated for the construction, operation, and maintenance of regional parks, trails, and the purchase of capital equipment. Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery are placed into the Conservation Trust Fund and are dispersed quarterly to the County for regional park and trail construction.
Douglas County Parks and Trails maintains local and regional parks in addition to regional trails. Current plans include:
- Construct additional portions of the East West Regional Trail
- Addition of two multi-use, lighted, synthetic turf fields at Highland Heritage Regional Park
Facilities in developed parks may include irrigated bluegrass and synthetic sport fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, group picnic shelters, playgrounds, dog off-leash parks and restrooms.
To serve as stewards for resource management by providing the design, development, maintenance, and patrol of all Douglas County local and regional parks and regional trail systems.