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Civic Area Latest News

Civic Area Latest News

Your stop to catch-up on Civic Area Project construction updates, feature stories and newsletters.

Construction Updates

Civic Area Preps for #FencesDownDay Nov. 20

The Civic Area Project team is excited to announce the completion of Phase One of construction - our “park at the core.” After years of research, public input and construction, Boulder’s Civic Area enhancements are ready to enjoy!   

By Nov. 20, 2017, #FencesDownDay, the large sections of fencing which surrounded much of the park’s improved spaces on the 13 acres stretching between Broadway and 9th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue will be removed. Their absence will allow you to start enjoying heightened connectivity and several new plazas.  

Due to the time of year, #FencesDownDay will act as “soft” opening of the park with more delights planned for spring as we plant new flowers and complete all landscaping and irrigation. The city encourages you to share photos with #FencesDownDay from your travels through the area, as well as the time you spend in the new spaces which we will highlight on a temporary photo gallery on the Civic Area Project page.

Please visit the new park, while being respectful of the newly landscaped (and off-limits) areas to give them time to get established. 

Remaining Construction Work

Construction fencing will remain as crews continue work around the new Creekside Nature Play area located by Boulder's Main Library. This much-anticipated play area will open once surfacing is installed. While the city anticipates this amenity opening by Dec. 8, surface work is weather dependent. Please check back here or follow the city's social media for kid-friendly updates.

What Comes Next

As construction of Phase I concludes, the city is looking ahead to what is next for the Civic Area. The next phase of planning and engagement will focus on creating an area plan for the East Bookend. This process will take place over the next 18 months and will be informed by community input, previous planning efforts, and detailed analysis of the site’s opportunities and constraints. Because the Master Plan identified more program desire than there is space available, the Area Planning process will help narrow these options to create the community’s preferred vision for the East Bookend. As planning for the East Bookend continues, community members can follow the progress and learn to get involved on the main Civic Area Project Page. The project’s website will also continue to provide updates on activation, 2018 calendar of events, updated maps, links to aid in permitting an event or reserving a special space and more.

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Featured Stories

City Thanks Boulder Community, Celebrates Fences Down in the New Civic Area Park Spaces

The community is encouraged to share photos with the hashtag #FencesDownDay while exploring the Civic Area to help celebrate this milestone!

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Local Family Gifts Tree House Benefitting Boulder's Youth

The Civic Area’s new nature play area just outside of Boulder's Main Library adds a sense of adventure thanks to a local family.

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Boulder’s Civic Area Project Greets Seasonal Change With New Lighting

Lighting enhancements in the Civic Area are just one means of improving area safety and aesthetics, an effort that also incorporates improved sightlines.

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New Civic Area park design includes to improved safety features for walkers, runners and bicyclists

When complete later this year, Boulder's new Civic Area Park will deliver on a commitment to enhance visitor safety, a key component highlighted in both the Civic Area Vision and Master plans.

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New 11th Street Spine Pedestrian Bridge to Open Monday, April 24

The event will feature a ribbon-cutting and first walk across the bridge with Boulder area school children 

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