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Reopening City Facilities and Services

This page provides a summary of the city’s current recovery and reopening approach for city facilities and services

Boulder has organized reopening phases that are responsive to the state’s levels and that allow the city flexibility to make decisions that make sense for the organization and community. The city will continue to follow state and county public health guidance, however, the timelines and phases that Boulder is adopting take into account operational capability and resource allocation, as well as community need.

Many formerly in-person services are now available as virtual services to help meet the needs of our community in this interim period. 

The city has moved into Phase 2 of reopening, which is generally summarized below and intended to align with the state’s Safer-at-Home guidance.


Phase 2 : June to August 31

All dates and details subject to change and based on public health guidance and other factors

Community Programs
Parks & Public Spaces 
Customer-facing service centers
Community facilities
Employee Offices
Special events 

What's Open Now

Some programs are  available as virtual services

Summer camps


Sports leagues

Boulder Reservoir- limited open only for passive recreation, fitness swimming and boating

Flatirons Golf Course - limited open

Sports Courts & Specialty Parks - limited open


Picnic Areas

All urban & open space and mountain parks

Parking Services and Inspection Services are open.

Many services are available as virtual services.

Library-  carryout of hold items by appointment and materials return

Spruce Pool- reservation only lap swimming

Municipal Court
- open on a limited basis, aligned w/ county

North Boulder Rec Centerlimited open

Fire Training Center
- open only for trainees, not to the public

Essential services staff remain operating in essential buildings. 

City staff whose jobs allow must continue to telework through at least August 31.


Boulder County Farmer’s Market 

Drive-In Movies

Small gatherings

Events less than 175 people that meet state and county guidance for events

What's Coming this Summer (June - August)​
*Some services are currently prohibited from reopening in part or in full via state order. Those services marked with an asterisk will reopen pending public health guidance and availability of city resources.


Partner‐provided programs (TBD)

In‐person group programs*





Modified in‐person service based on community need, ability to socially distance (TBD)


 Additional services at Rec center(s)/pools*

Additional services at the Library*

Modified services at Age‐well centers* 

Essential services staff remain operating in essential buildings. 

City staff whose jobs allow must continue to telework through at least August 31.

Events less than 500 people under anticipated future state and county guidance

Map of Facilities

Map of all City of Boulder Buildings, Facilities, Parking, & Restrooms with openings and closures


Reopenings will follow four phases

All dates and details subject to changed and based on public health guidance and other factors

Phase 1 
Month of May
This phase responded to the state's "Safer at Home" guidance and the extension of Boulder County's "Stay at Home" order.
Phase 2 
Tentatively June 1 - Aug. 31
This phase will begin to reopen city facilities and services in accordance with public health guidance.
Phase 3 
Timing TBD
This phase will re-open many additional city services and facilities, with restrictions on gatherings and protections for vulnerable populations.
Phase 4 
Timing TBD
This phase will return services to a new normal; recovery is over and there is no need for overarching public health guidance.