Open Space & Trails Experiences

General Announcement: Open Space Ballot Measure

On Monday, August 22, Town Board referred a 0.25% open space sales tax increase to the November 2022 ballot which would take local sales tax from 3.95% to 4.20%. The tax revenue will provide a dedicated source of funding to purchase open space lands. To learn more, visit the Town of Windsor's Open Space Ballot Measure webpage. 

Open Space ExperiencesA person kayaking on the Poudre River

The following open space experiences explain the purposes and benefits of various types of open space, as well as their different values, management and user experiences. Multiple experiences can be achieved in Windsor's Open Spaces.

  1. Nature Experience
  2. Trail Experience
  3. Habitat Experience
  4. Habitat Preservation
  5. Agricultural Experience

Adventure-based recreation landscapes and enhanced facilities that demonstrate natural resources and environmentally sensitive values

Eastman Park River Experience Take Out Area

Examples: Eastman Park River Experience, Oxbow Disc Golf Course

Conservation Tools: Free simple, development dedication

Purpose: Nature-based play

Values: Recreation access, interpretation, ecological and ecosystem processes, wildlife habitat, water quality

Size: Variable, appropriate to accommodate use and conserve resource

Social: Nature-based recreation including groups

Public Access: High, people first

Primary Uses: Recreation, environmental education

Potential Facilities: Parking, trails and trailheads, nature play, restroom, environmental education, interpretive areas, picnic sites, visitor support facilities, wayfinding signage

Maintenance: Moderate, focus on recreation facilities

Restoration: Moderate