Open Space Master Plan

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Parks, Open Space and Trails

Update Underway

The department of Public Works & Natural Resources is wrapping up the process of updating the City’s Open Space Master Plan. The intent of this comprehensive plan is to evaluate our community’s open space needs so we can proactively plan for the future.

The City has engaged the services of GreenPlay LLC, a nationally renowned park / open space and recreation consulting firm, to help in analysis and development of the updated plan. GreenPlay LLC drafted the initial Open Space and Trails Master Plan in 2002.

We Want Your Input

As a component of the planning process, City staff and GreenPlay have worked together to conduct a community needs assessment. This has taken shape in two forms, surveys, workshops and finally a public comment period for the final draft update is released. We thank all for participating in our master plan update process. Your input has been a great help in guiding the future of the City’s Open Space program – improving the quality of life in our community for generations to come.

Plan Update Review & Comment Period

A formal public comment period for review of the draft update to the City’s Open Space Master Plan began on May 16, 2018, and ended on June 11, 2018. The draft Plan update was presented to the Environmental Board of Affairs (May 16) and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (June 11). The final draft plan was presented to City Council for review and adoption on July 10, 2018.

View - Longmont Open Space Master Plan Update July 2018

Final Master Plan Update Presentation to City Council - July 10, 2018


A Open Space Survey was distributed via mail to a random selection of households across Longmont earlier this year.. This survey will be used to produce a statistically valid sample and results. The City greatly appreciates those households and participants that were involved in this effort.

COMPLETED - View the final Open Space Survey results>


Initial Community Workshop: Gathering Desires

Second Community Workshop: Examining Options

The meetings consisted of a presentation and interactive work stations. Participants were asked a variety of questions to evaluate the open space accomplishments over the past 15 years and to assess the needs of the community that should be addressed in the updated comprehensive plan.

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Contact Us

Please feel free to send any questions or comments to Daniel Wolford, Land Program Administrator for the City of Longmont.

Current Plan

The Longmont Open Space and Trails Master Plan was prepared by the City of Longmont's former Community Development Department. The Plan was guided by citizen input and a Staff Advisory Committee. This committee was comprised of City of Longmont staff, representing a variety of departments, as well as representatives from other neighboring agencies and resource experts.

On May 7, 2002, City Council adopted the final Master Plan.

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