Town of Erie Parks & Recreation Department

We Want To Boast About Our PROST

The Board of Trustees recently received an update on the soon to be published Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) Master Plan.  And because the PROST update contained so much good news, we thought we’d boast a bit and share a sneak preview with you.

Did you know Erie has over 1,200 Acres of Open Space?  It’s true.  Approximately 87% of our Open Space portfolio is uniquely Erie with the remainder held in a conservation easement with Boulder County. 

Thomas Reservoir
Thomas Reservoir | Photo Credit: David Besnette

Did you know Erie has over 40 miles of trails?  Yup.  We do.

Erie Singletrack Trails | Photo Credit: Erie Singletrack Advocates


  • 99% of residents live in a part of Town that meets or exceeds the service standard threshold

  • 86% of Erie Town limits is within one mile of a recreation opportunity

Arapahoe Ridge Park
Arapahoe Ridge Neighborhood Park | Photo Credit: David Besnette


  • 99% of residents have walkable access to a recreation opportunity

  • 74% of Town limits is within a ten minute walk of a recreation opportunity

Erie Community Center
Erie Community Center | Photo Credit: David Besnette

All of these indicators show our commitment to building a good distribution of parks and recreation opportunities with a focus on local parks and a well-developed trail system.

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