OPEN LANDS & TRAILS
a Division of the Parks & Recreation Department
500 E. Third Street, Suite 200
Loveland, CO 80537
The Open Lands/Natural Areas Program has preserved over 5,000 acres of open space in and around Loveland. In 1995, the citizens of Larimer County approved the 1/4-cent Help Preserve Open Space sales tax to protect open space, natural areas, wildlife habitat, regional parks and trails. In 2014, voters overwhelmingly supported the extension of the tax until 2043. Loveland receives a portion of these funds, as well as a dedicated Open Lands Capital Expansion Fee (CEF), for the acquisition, development and management of open space in and around Loveland.
The Prairie Ridge Natural Area Management Plan is available for review. Please visit the Prairie Ridge page for more information, to download the draft plan and provide comments.
River's Edge Natural Area flush restrooms and drinking fountain are open for the season (during regular hours 6am-10:30pm)
OPEN LANDS IN THE NEWS
Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning process to help identify and prioritize Places, Programs, and Pathways to connect Loveland youth and families to the outdoors! Read the GOCO Inspire Planning Report here. See the Project Outdoors web page for more info.
City Ordinance for the
|City Code Chapter 12.40 Section 12.40.010:
"Rules & Regulations. The parks and recreation department shall have the authority to establish and enforce such rules and regulations as it deems necessary pertaining to the operation of all parks and recreational facilities owned or operated by the city."
(Ord. 3572 ~ 1, 1989)