Gunbarrel Estates

Gunbarrel, Colorado

Gunbarrel Estates is located in the community of Gunbarrel which was largely a rural and agricultural environment up until early 1960 when residential subdivisions and businesses such as IBM (1965) began locating in the area.

Today Gunbarrel has a suburban character and is both an employment center and a residential community.

Major employers in Gunbarrel include IBM and Celestial Seasonings. The Gunbarrel Town Center is a central gathering place and a retail center for the community.

Gunbarrel Estates was first subdivided in 1959. It is family friendly community, surrounded by open space and the LoBo trail.


Gunbarrel Estates Metropolitan Recreation and Park District

The Park

Our extraordinary community park, officially The Gunbarrel Estates Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, is a Special District of the State of Colorado, supported by your taxes. With an annual budget of approximately $50,000, the Park Board is responsible for contracting the ongoing maintenance and planning for capital improvements. Major improvements for the future are upgrades to the sprinkler system and to the playground equipment, for which we have planned financially.


The park is alive with individual and group activities year-round, including birthday celebrations, family reunions, youth soccer practice, daycare outings, summer outdoor movie nights, casual meeting events, dog play times, kite flying and much more. 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, with elections for these positions every two years (in May in even years, for half of the board). Over the years, dedicated community members, many who still reside here, have given their time and talents to this voluntary board. The current board has great praise for their past work and 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 speaking, the board meets on the first Monday of the month, currently at 5635 Gunbarrel Road. 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.

Send us an email here. 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 Homeowners Association

The Gunbarrel Estates Homeowners Association Board (GEHOA) was formed in March of 1970 and 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 – Vice President
Theo Dierks – Greeter
Amy Solod – Treasurer
Mary Eldred – Secretary
Glenna Thurmes


Annual dues are $20 and are payable by check, Venmo or Paypal. Please make sure that you note your name and address when making a payment.


Check to GEHOA
Mailed or in box at:
7466 Park Lane Rd




User: @gunbarrel-estatesHOA

Board meeting notifications will be posted on Nextdoor and on Facebook. For questions send email to

Gunbarrel Estates Events

Park Meetings will be conducted on Zoom

Upcoming Events

  1. Park Meeting

    December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo Credits
Header Image: Tom Benko at Benko Photographics
Other Images: Ani Espirella, Artspark Photography