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Looking for outdoor fun this Memorial Day Weekend?

Visit one of the many parks, trails and open space properties in the County.

Young boy fishing at lake

Feel like staying close to home this Memorial Day weekend?

In addition to paying 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 Roger Partridge. “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 second consecutive year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

According to the 2017 “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.

In addition to the many Douglas County Open Space properties, this Memorial Day, consider taking a hike at Roxborough State Park, having a family outing at Chatfield State Park or watching the sunset at Castlewood Canyon State Park

There will also be a chance to take a guided birding hike at DuPont Open Space from 7-11:30 a.m. May 29 in Louviers. Those interested in the birding event must RSVP by calling the Douglas Land Conservancy Office at 303-688-8025 or visiting

For information on purchasing a 2016 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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