Dream Lake iced over - RMNP
closure

County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.

 

Property: Long View Farm Open Space
Priority Area: Fort Collins / Loveland Corridor (map)
Size: 599.4 acres

Description

Long View Farm is jointly owned by Larimer County and the Cities of Loveland and Fort Collins. It is managed by Larimer County, and is a working agricultural operation, leased for dryland farming. Consequently it is not open to the public at this time. It was protected to preserve the agricultural character of the area as well as to provide an undeveloped visual open space between the two cities. Wheat farming has long been an indispensable part of the agricultural history of Larimer County.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Value
Partnerships
Bargain Sales
Donations
Date
Acquired
Public
Access
Fee Simple 478.6 $ 2,393,000 Larimer Co. - $ 1,032,500
Fort Collins - $ 688,333
Loveland - $ 344,166
GOCO* - $ 400,000
1997 Future Regional Trail
Fee Simple 120.8 $ 562,000 Larimer Co. - $ 562,000 1998 Future Regional Trail

* Great Outdoors Colorado

Management Plan

In the event that farming is no longer practiced on this property, it would be reclaimed and put back to native prairie habitat. It is anticipated that the future regional trail will come through this area.

Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.