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.
Douglas County Parks, Trails and Building Grounds maintains local and regional parks in addition to regional trails. A top priority is to construct additional portions of the East West Regional Trail.
Local and regional parks and amenities are funded, in part, by a one-sixth of a cent Parks, Trails and Open Space Sales and Use Tax. An annual budget utilizing property taxes from the General Fund are appropriated for the construction, operation, and maintenance of regional parks and trails, as well as 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 parks and trails construction.