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Staying close to home this Memorial Day weekend?

Your outdoor adventure awaits at Douglas County parks, trails and open space properties.

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.

Discover Decode Douglas County Outdoors for fresh-air fun with friends or family and let the adventure begin. Explore the many Douglas County parks, trails and Open Space properties, this Memorial Day, or 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 2021 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 or

Douglas County residents continue to receive recognition as among the healthiest in the country and state – in part thanks to your eagerness to get outdoors and choice to live somewhere that creation of recreation opportunities to support healthy, active lifestyles and investment in the preservation of land are among our top priorities.

Douglas County is the second healthiest community in America according to the 2020 Healthiest Communities rankings by U.S. News and World Report released in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation. In addition, the 2021 “County Health Rankings” report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Douglas County No. 1 in Colorado for overall health outcomes for the sixth consecutive year.

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