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City of Boulder Issues Emergency Order Providing Clarification on Outdoor Activities in City Parks and Open Space

Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam today announced a new emergency order for the City of Boulder providing community members with clarification related to outdoor activity in city parks and open space.

The order goes into effect on Thursday, April 2 and is in effect during the period of the current declared disaster emergency under the state’s Public Health Order 2020-24 and may be extended as needed.

The order details for all people in the City of Boulder engaging in outdoor activity in the city’s parks and open space which facilities are closed as they are “conducive to public gathering” and pose a risk to public health and safety. To comply with Public Health Order 2020-24, the following City of Boulder facilities have been deemed “conducive to public gathering” and remain closed or are closed effective immediately:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Golf Courses, including Flatiron Golf Course and the Disc Golf Courses
  • Outdoor Aquatic Facilities
  • Valmont Bike Park
  • Dog Parks
  • Parks Picnic Area and Shelters
  • Playgrounds
  • Skate Parks
  • Open Space Picnic Areas, Nature Centers and Shelters

Parks, hiking trails, trailheads and multi-use paths remain open for walking, hiking, biking and running, provided that all users always remain at least six feet from any other user.

Today’s order is posted For questions about the stay at home order, visit the city's coronavirus FAQs page at

Published: April 2, 2020

Patrick von Keyserling, Communication Director, 303-441-4959