Flood Recovery, Closures, and How to Help
Most City of Boulder parks are open, but a few were impacted by the historic and devastating flooding in September 2013, and are temporarily closed. Please see the following list of Boulder Parks and Recreation parks that have been impacted.
Volunteer events to help re-build Boulder's parks affected by the flood.
Closures and Construction Updates
The majority of our parks are open for use! We appreciate your patience while the few parks listed below remain closed:
Full Park/Facility Closures
Due to the extreme stress and erosion caused by floodwaters, many trees along the city’s paved multi-use paths have sustained significant damage and are structurally unsound.
Partial Park/Facility Closures
- Bear Creek Park (Bridge is washed out and dangerous.)
- East Boulder Community Park Dog Park (Lake access for dog park is closed.)
- Elmer's Two Mile Park The playground and some turf areas remain closed. Please respect closure signs.
Completed Volunteer Projects
The Sakura Day celebration was on May 10, 2014, and also recognized the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship with Yamagata, Japa
We hosted a unique community-building event to kick off the “1,000 Friends of the Boulder Civic Area” group.
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!
Thanks to all who volunteered at the Boulder Reservoir on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013!
Thanks to all who participated in the Scott Carpenter Park flood volunteer recovery project Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013!
Thank you to all who participated in the North Boulder Park flood recovery volunteer project Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013!
Thank you all who helped restore parts of the trail systems in the natural area of Wonderland Park Sept. 25, 2013!