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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.   

Plan your visit 

  • 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.

  • Plan ahead and consider recreating closer to home as parking is extremely limited at open space trailheads – especially on Flagstaff Mountain. 
  • Aim to stay close to home and choose times and places where you can maintain 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and others.
  • 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

Remember these guidelines if you visit

  • Follow all open space rules and public health orders. Don’t take any unnecessary risks! 
  • Protect vulnerable community members. If you’re older than 12, wear a face covering if you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance from others.

  • 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: