City of Boulder closures for Independence Day, July 4, 2023
All City of Boulder administrative facilities, public libraries and Age Well Centers will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. The following facilities and services will be open:
- Scott Carpenter Pool will be open normal operating hours with the lap lanes open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the leisure pool open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Spruce Pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- East Boulder Community Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. North Boulder Recreation Center and South Boulder Recreation Center will be closed.
- Boulder Reservoir will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exit gates closing at 5 p.m. The swim beach will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boats will need to be off the water by 4 p.m. Alcohol is not allowed at the Reservoir on this day.
- Flatirons Golf Course will be open normal operating hours.
- Open Space and Mountain Parks trails and trailheads will be open. Visit OSMPTrails.org to plan your visit to city open space.
- HOP bus service will run an extra hour, until 11 p.m. Fare is free during July and August.
The West Age Well Center will be closed from June 28 through July 3 for annual maintenance. This closure includes the Meals on Wheels Eat Well Cafe.
Parking at Eben G. Fine Park will be open and Urban Park Rangers will be patrolling the entire Boulder Creek corridor to ensure everyone is recreating responsibly. Community members are encouraged to park at the Boulder County Justice Center, 1777 6th St. or the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. Alcohol, grills and glass bottles are not allowed at Eben G. Fine Park. The city urges community members to recreate safely around Boulder Creek, which can be running stronger, deeper and colder than it looks.
Parking will be free on city streets and in all city-owned lots and downtown garages on Independence Day, July 4. Paid parking will be in effect at/near Chautauqua Park on the holiday, and the free Park-to-Park shuttle will be running from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To help reduce fire danger and ensure the safety and enjoyment of the Fourth of July holiday for all visitors, Flagstaff Road will be closed from 6 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. After 6 p.m., all traffic will be diverted at 6th Street and Baseline Road. Only residents who live west of Chautauqua will be allowed vehicle access beyond the closure. Flagstaff Mountain-area trails will remain open.