Amenities

  • RTD Access
  • Playground
  • Nature Play Opportunity
  • Educational Walk
  • Multi-use Path
  • Picnic Area
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Demonstration Garden
  • Fishing

Central Park is in downtown Boulder

It is adjacent to the site of the Boulder County Farmers’ Market, featuring Boulder Creek access, a playground, and open turf for picnicking and other recreational activities. Just up the path is the Evert Pierson Kids Fishing Pond.

Arts in the Park

Join the City of Boulder for Arts in the Park, a new program providing a vibrant blend of arts and cultural performances to be held at the historic Glenn Huntington Band Shell in Boulder’s Civic Area.

Lineup, tickets + more information

Nature Play Opportunities

Central Park provides children with access to Boulder Creek, whether it is by simply dipping their feet in the water, or entering the water by tubing or kayaking. This creates an environment suitable for exploration and discovery of nature along the creek’s edges. Central Park has a variety of educational signage regarding information about Boulder’s flood history and control, water use and native species, including the Gilbert White Memorial Flood Level Marker.

​​​​​​​Gilbert White Memorial Flood Level Marker

The Gilbert White Memorial Flood Level Marker is an 18-foot tall LED-illuminated structure that shows the creek's 50-year, 100-year, 500-year and Big Thompson historic flood levels. The structure was planned, designed and constructed by a committee of Gilbert's colleagues, friends and family, who also helped raise funds for the marker with private contributions and fundraising events. The marker was donated to the city and is maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department.