Dowdy Lake sunset

Larimer County Offices, Courts & District Attorney are closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day
Landfill, Hazardous Waste and Recycle Center are open Friday, July 3 but closed Saturday, July 4
Landfill Business Office are closed July 3 & 4
Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.

photo of Horsetooth Reservoir
Left to right: Debra Wykoff, Business Operations Manager; Gary Buffington, Director; Meegan Flenniken, Resource Management Program Manager; Kerri Rollins, Open Lands Program Manager; Dan Rieves, Park Manager (photo: Charlie Johnson, Horsetooth Reservoir)

Contact Us

Natural Resources Department

Contact us here for general information about Parks and Open Spaces:

1800 S. County Road 31
Loveland, CO 80537

(970) 619-4570
Fax: (970) 619-4574

Office hours
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(except holidays)

Gary K. Buffington
Department of Natural Resources Director
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General information

For questions about:

Media Inquiries
Zac Wiebe, Send email

Operations at Horsetooth Reservoir, Lions' Open Space or Bingham Hill Park
Mark Caughlan, Park Manager, Send email

Operations at Carter Lake, Flatiron & Pinewood reservoirs and Ramsay-Shockey Open Space.
Dan Rieves, Park Manager, Send email

Operations at Big Thompson Parks, Devil's Backbone and Hermit Park Open Spaces
Chris Fleming, Operations Manager, Send email

Operations at Horsetooth Mountain, Fossil Creek Reservoir, Eagle's Nest, Red Mountain, and River Bluffs Open Spaces
Travis Rollins, Operations Manager, Send email

Open Lands planning, development, land stewardship and trail development
Meegan Flenniken, Resource Program Manager, Send email

Open Lands Program, conservation easements, land acquisitions or general info
Kerri Rollins, Open Lands Program Manager, Send email

Becoming a volunteer or volunteer events
Pam Mayhew, Volunteer Coordinator, Send email

School field trips and education opportunities
Heather Young, Education Program, Send email

Rangers, Send email, Questions about a Ticket? (970) 619-4570 x5


(970) 498-5765
Fax: (970) 498-5766

Office hours
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Weed District

District Manager
Tim D'Amato
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Physical address
2649 E. Mulberry St, Suite 6
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Mailing address
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522

(970) 498-5768
Fax: (970) 498-5776

Office hours
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Call ahead during winter.
(except holidays)

Background Image: Dowdy Lake Sunset by John Bartholow. All rights reserved.