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Parks Reservations and Open Space Special Events

To check on the availability of a field or picnic shelter and to place a reservation, call the Douglas County Parks Office at 720-733-6990.  All fields and picnic shelters listed are ADA Accessible.

Douglas County Parks and Trails

Athletic fields – Are reserved based on historical use. Reservation requests are processed in February for the entire year. Requests submitted after February are processed in the order in which they are received. A list of organizations that reserve Douglas County fields for organized adult and youth sports are available, please contact individual organizations for more information on sports they provide.

Picnic Shelters – Group picnic shelters can be reserved throughout the year with a minimum of two weeks advanced notice. Reservation requests are processed in the order in which they are received.  Fees for group picnic shelters are available here.

Open Space

Educational programs – Several properties serve as ‘classrooms’ for environmental education and historical interpretation. For example, Prairie Canyon Ranch is managed as a working cattle ranch to preserve historic values and protect wildlife habitat, while it also provides unique educational opportunities for students of any age. Topics of study could include plant and animal ecology, Colorado history, agriculture, aquatic studies, geology, and geography.

Outreach – Staff, and volunteers may be available to present special programs or displays for events or provide an overview and history of the Division to various organizations.

Special Events – Events such as horse rides, guided hikes, celebrations, or educational demonstrations can be hosted at one of the open space properties.  To apply complete the Open Space Special Event Application and Open Space Special Event Insurance Requirements