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Boulder Civic Area Project

Boulder Civic Area

Civic Area Updates

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!   

The newly completed park areas deliver on the city’s commitment to enhancing visitor safety including better visibility throughout the park, nighttime lighting, and a design that accommodates safe access and a variety of uses along the Boulder Creek Path. The area also presents new opportunities to connect our community with nature through various gathering and nature play spaces. 

On Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, # FencesDownDay , crews removed the large sections of fencing which surrounded the area west of Broadway between Canyon and Arapahoe Avenues. Their absence allows visitors to now enjoy heightened connectivity and several new plazas. The city and general contractor, PCL, extend thanks to the entire community for their cooperation during this one-year construction effort.


After years of research, public input and construction, the city is excited to announce the completion of Phase One of construction and invites you to experience your enhanced Civic Area gathering spaces – spaces you helped create! The transformation of this 13-acre enhancement area in Boulder’s downtown was made possible by the 2014 voter-passed 2A Community, Culture and Safety Tax, which invested $8.7 million in the park.


Due to the time of year, # FencesDownDay  acted as a soft opening of the park. More delights are planned for spring when flowers are planted, and all landscaping and irrigation is completed. Stay tuned for our spring event.  


What's Next for Boulder's Civic Area?

The Boulder Civic Area Project is part of Central Broadway Planning Projects (CB-PP). 

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.  A s planning for the East Bookend  continues , c ommunity  members can   follow the progress  and learn how to get involved on this site

This 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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