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Boulder Civic Area Project

Boulder Civic Area

Winter Events Attract Civic Area Visitors Year-Round

Grab a cup of hot cocoa or a gingerbread latte, then wonder in delight as you stroll through the 275,000 LED lights on display in Boulder’s Civic Area 


Completion of the Civic Area Phase One – the park at the core - was a major milestone for our community in 2018. After years of research, public input and construction, we invite you to get out and explore 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. 


11th Street Spine Bridge | Lyric's Bend by the Canyon Gallery | The Green
Lilac Grove | Peace Garden | The Ramble | Boulder Creek


What's Next for Boulder's Civic Area?

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

From May 2018 to May 2019, the city is working with the community to create an Area Plan for the Civic Area  East Bookend siteAs  planning for the East Bookend  continues, l earn more about the Area Plan process, including history of the site, previous planning and development that has taken place, and the latest updates on how to get involved.

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.