• RTD Access
  • Playground
  • Tennis Court
  • Pickleball
  • Picnic Table
  • Demonstration Garden
  • Nature Play Opportunity
  • Restroom
  • Hiking Trails

Chautauqua Park History

Chautauqua Park is a portion of an iconic historic landmark dating back to when the City of Boulder began preserving wild lands over 100 years ago. In 1898, Boulder residents approved a bond issue to purchase 80 acres to be used as a “Chautauqua”. The park land owned by Boulder Parks and Recreation is located adjacent to OSMP trails, Chautauqua Dining Hall and Auditorium, and Chautauqua Ranger Cottage and provides a playground, tennis courts, and open turf.

Nature Play Opportunities

Chautauqua Park provides families with access to Open Space Mountain Park trails, which have a wide range of opportunities for children’s unstructured interaction with nature. In the park itself, children are found playing freely on the open turf and along the park’s edges, with an iconic view of the Flatirons.

Group Permits

Parks and Recreation maintains and accepts Large Group permission requests for groups up to Max of 100 people- currently allowing Right of Life private permits only. Times are 4 hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. No permit for the lawn are issued after 5:00 pm, due to the other events in the Chautauqua facilities.

There is a $100.00 Deposit. Contact 303-413-7200 - Press 0 for Operator
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Historic Places Plan (HiPP)

The Parks and Recreation Department owns and manages twelve culturally relevant and historically designated resources. The Historic Places Plan (HiPP) will serve as a guide for the department in stewarding these resources ensure their vibrant integrity and preservation within the community. To learn more visit the HiPP Project page.

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update

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