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Parks, Trails and Building Grounds

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Douglas County Parks, Trails  and Building Grounds maintains local and regional parksregional trails, Christmas tree recycling locations, and works with Open Space and Natural Resources.

We have maps to help you navigate almost all of it. Plus a list of activities, events and parks, including the ones that invite your four-legged friends to romp in off leash, an archery range for public use and an archaeological preserve to tour. We can help you reserve picnic shelters or athletic fields, and show you how to benefit from our investment in miles of Open Space, public and private property, and recreation areas.  Please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office to purchase a parks pass.  Of course, there are rules and regulations, Field and Park Use Policy, and Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan (PTOS).

The Parks, Trails and Building Grounds Advisory Board advises and makes recommendations to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners regarding disbursement of funds from the Open Space Land, Trails and Parks Sales Tax Fund.  The 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.

Douglas County Parks, Trails and Building Grounds staff strives 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.