Practice Safe and Responsible Recreation
Our shared open space and parks make Boulder, Boulder. Please remember to practice safe and responsible and recreation.
We recognize that outdoor recreation is important for helping community members to get through these trying times. However, please remember to practice safe and responsible recreation.
Please share these important responsible recreation reminders with your friends and your family members. The city requests the cooperation of the public in following face covering requirements, maintaining more than 6 feet of physical distance, and try to stay close to home to limit the spread of COVID-19. Community members are also asked to adhere to open space and parks rules and regulations.
- Follow public health orders and protect each other. Do not go into public if you are sick. Do not recreate if a member of your household is sick.
Always remember to always bring a face covering when you leave your home.
- If you are engaging in outdoor activities with people outside your household, limit group size to 10 or fewer, and make sure there is at least 6 feet of physical distance between all people at all times.
- Know your limits! Protect open space rangers, police officers, firefighters, medical personnel and parks maintenance staff.
Access city information resources
- Visit OSMP Trails.org to see historic data that shows areas of high and low open space use, trails that are wider than 6 feet and suggested one-way travel along area trails. See when trails are busiest through our Visitation Data Explorer.
- View Boulder Parks and Recreation facility closures across the city.
Remember these guidelines if you visit
- Follow all open space rules and public health orders. Don’t take any unnecessary risks!
- Keep the space in open space and our parks. Stay more than 6 feet away from anyone not in your household. Limit gatherings.
- Stay on open space trails and walk through mud but step off the trail to let others pass.
- Announce yourself when passing others from behind.
- Remove your trash and pick up after your dog. Due to increased visitation, leashes are encouraged in Voice and Sight areas.
- People should not gather in any outdoor space where they cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distance from one another.
- Leave park equipment untouched. Wash your hands. Cover coughs and sneezes into your elbows. Don't shake hands.
Community members can access the latest coronavirus and recreation information from the city by:
- Visiting bouldercolorado.gov/coronavirus.
- Accessing OSMP.org or texting "OSMP" to 888-777.
- Following Open Space and Mountain Parks at @boulderosmp through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
- Visiting Boulder Parks and Recreation website and following the department at @boulderparksrec through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.