Letter to the Editor: Community Input on Open Space Sought

Since our inception, Open Boulder’s mission has been to connect people to our community’s treasured places in a sustainable manner. Environmentalism and outdoor recreation go hand in hand. Many of us actively use City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks to hike, climb, run, bike and walk our dogs, and we value the ability to experience nature so close to an urban environment.

How we manage our public lands is currently being discussed and debated in order to develop a 20-year Master Plan for OSMP. The next opportunity for people who enjoy our public lands to have a substantive impact on the process is the Community Workshop on “Responsible Recreation, Stewardship, and Enjoyment.” This public comment event will be key to the master planning process for Open Space & Mountain Parks and will help determine access policies for public lands over the next decade and beyond… so it’s important!

The community workshop offers the opportunity for everyone to give their input on issues such as night time access, dogs on OS, off-trail hiking, multi-use trails, acquisitions of property for OS, and planning methodologies.

We urge you to attend the Community Workshop Monday Nov 5, 2018 at the Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave in Boulder from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Open Boulder will be providing free, licensed childcare and pizza so busy families can attend the event and be represented. Please RSVP at info@openboulder.org with your name, number of children and their ages. Child ages limited from 3-10 years old and a total number of kids at 12.

Hope to see you all November 5th

Alex Lindsay

Board Member of Open Boulder