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Wonderland Lake Integrated Site Project (ISP)

Project Updates

The City of Boulder’s Open Space Board of Trustees have recommended that Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) advance the preferred package of actions into detailed design and execution over the coming years. Watch a video of the board's Wednesday meeting.

During their consideration of proposed Wonderland Lake actions, board members also recommended that staff develop a “learning laboratory approach” to education and restoration in the area. Those opportunities would include service-learning and monitoring of water and land habitats in the unique area. Education and restoration efforts in the area would address and help fulfill ecosystem health and education strategies in OSMP’s recently adopted Master Plan.

Board members also recommended the city manager approve a community proposal to change the name of the entire Wonderland Lake area to Wonderland Lake Wildlife Sanctuary. A video of trustees' consideration of Wonderland Lake actions will be available on an OSBT webpage in the coming days. Detailed information on the proposed actions is available in the October Board Memo pdf

Project Area

The Wonderland Lake ISP area includes the Wonderland Lake Loop Trail (on OSMP lands) and area that encircles Wonderland Lake, and the Wonderland Lake Trailhead, with associated Foothills Nature Center. Map of the Wonderland Lake ISP project area pdf

This ISP does not include the trail improvements identified in the North Trail Study Area (TSA) pdf for the foothills west and north of the lake. 

Past Public Engagement Documents

Engagement Window #3 (August 2020)

Engagement Window #2 (December 2019)

Unique comments and questions pdf

Engagement Window #1 (June 2019)

Community Engagement Window #1 Staff Presentation pdf

Previous Design and Public Engagement (Oct. 2018 – Feb. 2019)

Record of Public Comments from Email and City Webforms 11/30/2018 – 1/5/2019 pdf

Date Public Engagement Comments Received
Oct. 27 Trail-side engagement to discuss concepts Community Input pdf
Nov. 14 Public meeting to reveal preliminary alternatives Community Input pdf
Nov. 15-Dec. 4 Online questionnaire on preliminary alternatives Questionnaire Results pdf
Dec. 18 Schoolchildren engagement Schoolchildren Input pdf
Dec. 19 On site meeting with local neighbor leaders to discuss concerns over preliminary alternatives, specifically the fishing pier and boardwalk. N/A
Jan. 15 Community listening session Meeting Comments pdf
FAQ pdf
Project Paused

February Council Memo pdf

Watch the Jan. 15 Community Meeting

Preliminary Alternatives pdf (these have been set aside and are no longer being considered)

Keep Wonderland Lake Wild Petition Comments pdf