Looking for outdoor fun close to home this Memorial Day Weekend?

Kick off the summer with a visit to a Douglas County park, trail or open space property.


Feel like staying close to home this Memorial Day weekend?

In addition to paying your respects to the men and women who sacrificed for our country, consider finding some time for quiet reflection at one of Douglas County’s many open space properties, parks and trails, or at one of the three state parks in the County.

“Our investment in the preservation of land is a top priority as is the creation of recreation opportunities that support a healthy, active lifestyle,” said County Commissioner and Board Chair Lora Thomas. “That investment and commitment, which has much to do with access to parks, trails, and open space, has led to the County being ranked No. 1 for overall health outcomes for the third consecutive year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

According to the 2018 “County Health Rankings” report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the County has been ranked by the Foundation as one of the top two healthiest Colorado Counties since 2011. Douglas County also was named the second healthiest County in the nation by U.S. News in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation.

In addition to the many Douglas County parks, trails and Open Space properties, this Memorial Day, consider taking a hike at Roxborough State Park, having a family outing at Chatfield State Park, watching the sunset at Castlewood Canyon State Park or take Fido to a local dog park.

For information on purchasing a 2018 Colorado State Parks Pass, click here or simply purchase a day pass at the entrance of any of the three parks. For more information on County amenities, visit the DC Outdoors page

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