Gunbarrel Estates

Boulder, Colorado



Gunbarrel Estates is located in the community of Gunbarrel. It was largely a rural and agricultural environment up until early 1960. However, residential subdivisions and businesses such as IBM (1965) began locating in the area. Today Gunbarrel has a suburban character. It is both an employment center and a residential community. Major employers in Gunbarrel are IBM and Celestial Seasonings. The Gunbarrel Town Center is a central gathering place and a retail center for the community. Above all, it is family friendly community, surrounded by open space and the LoBo trail.
History of Gunbarrel Colorado

1977 Brochure

History of Gunbarrel Colorado

The Park in 1986

Gunbarrel 1986
Gunbarrel 1986

Gunbarrel Estates
Metropolitan Recreation and Park District

The Park

The Gunbarrel Estates Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, is a Special District of the State of Colorado. It is supported by your taxes, and has an annual budget of approximately $50,000. The Park Board is responsible for maintenance and planning for capital improvements. In addition, planned improvements are upgrades to the sprinkler system, as well as the playground equipment.


The park is alive with activities year-round. Birthday celebrations, youth soccer practice, summer outdoor movie nights, dog play times and kite flying takes place at any time. Additionally, the park also hosts Gunbarrel Estates Homeowners Association events, the spring Easter Egg Hunt, the GEHOA 7 Summer Saturdays and the fall Chili Cook-off. The Board does not require or grant reservations for use of the park or the gazebo for events. Usage is on a first-come first-served basis.

The Board

The Park Board has five members with four-year terms. Elections are every two years . Over the years, community members have given their time and talents to this voluntary board. Above all, the current board is committed to building on their legacy in maintaining and improving our beautiful park.

Current Board Members
Allan Trumpler – President
Paul Stone – Treasurer
Brian Bixler – Secretary
Bill Hathaway-Clark – Board member
Theron Hreno – Board member

Generally, the board meets on the first Monday of the month. Notices of the meetings are posted on Nextdoor, at the information kiosk in the park, on this website and with the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder. All Gunbarrel Estates residents are welcome to attend. The Gunbarrel Park Board is not officially affiliated with the HOA, a voluntary community organization supported by dues.

Neighborhood Little Libraries

Located on Mount Sherman Road and Colt Drive

Located on Mount Evans Place and Gunbarrel Road

Gunbarrel Estates Boulder Colorado Little Library

Located on Mount Meeker

Gunbarrel Estates Homeowners Association

The Gunbarrel Estates Homeowners Association Board (GEHOA) was formed in March of 1970. It has been operating ever since. Every year GEHOA sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt/Brunch and a Chili Cook Off.  Every other year there is a neighborhood dumpster event called ‘Trash to Treasures’.

The Board

The Gunbarrel Estates Home Owners Association board meets a few times a year, usually for event planning. All neighbors are welcome to attend.

Current Board Members
Stacee McGovern – President
Joyce Frailey – Treasurer
Theo Dierks – Greeter
Mary Eldred – Secretary
Glenna Thurmes


Board meeting notifications will be posted on Nextdoor and on Facebook. Annual dues are $20 and are payable by check, Venmo or Paypal. In addition, make sure that you note your name and address when making a payment.
Venmo: @gunbarrelestates
Check or cash: GEHOA dropbox at 7355 Park Lane Road
For questions send email to

Download GEHOA Covenants

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4 days ago

Thank you Stacee for a great Trash to Treasures Saturday! You did a wonderful job!! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you Debbie. It’s great to see neighbors helping each other ♥️ a special thanks to the volunteers! Heavy lifting in hot weather.

Yes you did! Thanks to all the volunteers!

Totally agree…. Our first time using it and was really a tremendous help! A huge thank you to all the volunteers!!

5 days ago

Thank you for setting up this great event! I scored two little fold out chairs which will be perfect for movies at the park this summer!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Kind reminder, please pay your dues by June 10 to be able to Trash & Treasure.
We need everyone to pay dues in advance, no payment will be accepted at the event.
Mail or drop off at: 7355 Park Lane Road. There is a GEHOA dropbox Make sure your name and STREET address are noted on the check or on a post-it note.
$ VENMO —@gunbarrelestates
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Kind reminder, please pay your dues by June 10 to be able to Trash & Treasure. 
We need everyone to pay dues in advance, no payment will be accepted at the event. 
    Mail or drop off at: 7355 Park Lane Road. There is a GEHOA dropbox Make sure your name and STREET address are noted on the check or on a post-it note. 
$ VENMO —@gunbarrelestates

Comment on Facebook

Thanks, Stacee! How can we see Page 2?

How can I tell if I paid? I Venmo’d July 3 last year...

1 month ago

Missing Cat! ... See MoreSee Less

Missing Cat!

Comment on Facebook

"Crumble" is missing so please keep an eye out and call if you see him! 303-517-1371

Didn't see her out when I went by with the mail today

Still missing? Will keep an eye out 😞

Did you post on Nextdoor Neighbor?

I always like to give this info for lost pets. It’s from an article about how a guy found his lost pet. Good stuff! Can’t hurt to try! “On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of hunters. They said they lost the occasional dog on a hunt but always got them back. What they told me has helped many dogs and families be reunited. I’ve given their advice out a few times in the last couple days, so I thought if reddit has any lost dogs out there, this could help: The dog owner(s) should take an article of clothing that has been worn at least all day, the longer the better, so the lost dog can pick up the scent. Bring the article of clothing to the location where the dog was last seen and leave it there. Also, if the dog has a crate & familiar toy, you can bring those too (unless location undesirable for crate). You might also want to leave a note requesting item(s) not to be moved. Leave a bowl of water there too, as the dog probably hasn’t had access to any. Do not bring food as this could attract other animals that the dog might avoid. Come back the next day, or check intermittently if possible. Hopefully the dog will be waiting there. I was skeptical and doubted my dog would be able to detect an article of clothing if he didn’t hear me calling his name as loud as possible all day for 12 days. But I returned the next day and sure enough found him sitting there! I hope this helps someone out there who’s missing a best friend. Good luck 🙂“

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