Gunbarrel Estates

Boulder, Colorado

About

Gunbarrel

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 Boulder Colorado

1977 Brochure

History of Gunbarrel Boulder Colorado
History of Gunbarrel Colorado

The Park in 1986

History of Gunbarrel Boulder Colorado
History of Gunbarrel Boulder Colorado

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.

Events

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

Little Book Library Gunbarrel Boulder Colorado

Located on Mount Sherman Road and Colt Drive

Little Book Library Gunbarrel Boulder Colorado

Located on Mount Evans Place and Gunbarrel Road

Little Book Library Gunbarrel Boulder Colorado

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’.

Gunbarrel Boulder Colorado

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

Dues

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
Paypal: Gunbarrelestates@gmail.com
Check or cash: GEHOA dropbox at 7355 Park Lane Road
For questions send email to gunbarrelestates@gmail.com.

Download GEHOA Covenants

Facebook Feed

1 day ago

** RMMA seeking your input on *new* flight training paths right over Gunbarrel Estates **

Hi neighbors, RMMA is exploring permanent, new flight training paths over Gunbarrel Estates which would create a "pivot point" for inbound flights to had back to the airport. This new flight path would drastically increase traffic over our homes - and these planes use leaded fuel. No amount of lead is safe for children.

If you want to take action, email the airport director R. Brian Bishop at rbishop@flyrmma.com, the head of the subcommittee who decided this (Devan Schaff) at [dshaff@broomfield
citycouncil.org](mailto:dshaff@broomfieldcitycouncil.org), and CC your County Commissioners (commissioners@bouldercounty.org) and let them know you are a homeowner under their new proposed VFR flight paths and you do not want more air traffic over your home.

If you would like more information about the new flight paths, listen to the recent meeting about it hosted by RMMA: www.jeffco.us/4235/CNR-Meetings (look for the Sept 12th meeting).

Finally - this is Jefferson County's airport and they are using our homes and our open space for their flight training. We just had a tragic crash from an RMMA-based flight school less than 1 mile away. If you feel affected and concerned, this is your chance to make a difference.

Thank you!
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** RMMA seeking your input on *new* flight training paths right over Gunbarrel Estates **

Hi neighbors, RMMA is exploring permanent, new flight training paths over Gunbarrel Estates which would create a pivot point for inbound flights to had back to the airport. This new flight path would drastically increase traffic over our homes - and these planes use leaded fuel. No amount of lead is safe for children.

If you want to take action, email the airport director R. Brian Bishop at rbishop@flyrmma.com, the head of the subcommittee who decided this (Devan Schaff) at [dshaff@broomfield
citycouncil.org](mailto:dshaff@broomfieldcitycouncil.org), and CC your County Commissioners (commissioners@bouldercounty.org) and let them know you are a homeowner under their new proposed VFR flight paths and you do not want more air traffic over your home.

If you would like more information about the new flight paths, listen to the recent meeting about it hosted by RMMA: https://www.jeffco.us/4235/CNR-Meetings (look for the Sept 12th meeting). 

Finally - this is Jefferson Countys airport and they are using our homes and our open space for their flight training. We just had a tragic crash from an RMMA-based flight school less than 1 mile away. If you feel affected and concerned, this is your chance to make a difference.

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Comment on Facebook

Here is some suggested wording: Dear Mr Bishop, Mr Schaff and County Commissioners – I am a homeowner in Gunbarrel under the proposed new VFR flight paths. The proposed new VFR flight path goes right over my house and those of my neighbors. Our quality of life is being significantly impacted by the new proposed VFR flight path. Please take our community into account – we say NO to the new VFR flight paths and ask they are moved either over a major thoroughfare or into open space and away from affected communities. Thank you!

Also, the new flight pattern violates Boulder’s noise abatement zone: bouldercolorado.gov/media/520/download?inline

2 weeks ago

That weather snap has all the feels for chili season. 🌶
THREE WEEKS until Gunbarrel Estates Chili Cookoff. 10/2 let's go.
Details below, Show up early, the first 25 entree's receive a special gift.
Volunteers are needed for setup & take down. Please text me to help out 303.641.2258
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That weather snap has all the feels for chili season. 🌶
THREE WEEKS until Gunbarrel Estates Chili Cookoff. 10/2 lets go. 
Details below, Show up early, the first 25 entrees receive a special gift. 
Volunteers are needed for setup & take down. Please text me to help out 303.641.2258

Comment on Facebook

The best part is the testing & sampling.

No, the best part is winning and being king of the neighborhood for a brief and fleeting moment

Yes Andrew, time to rally!

ANYONE can bring a pot of chili. - highly recommended! The more the merrier! We have some Coleman stoves, but if you have a camp stove. (Or a solar heater like Tim Benco once brought), please bring it. There are no electrical connections at the park, so bring your chili in a pot that can be heated. See you all there!

Change of plans means I’m in! Bringing some chili AND bread….

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1 week ago

Found an iPhone on the streets in our hood. Message me if it’s yours so I can get it back to you! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Header Image: Tim Benko at Benko Photographics
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