Valmont City Park
2013 Valmont City Park - Phase 2 Planning
The first phase of Valmont City Park is nearly complete and has been overwhelmingly successful. In order to address increased recreation demand from the community the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department will be initiating the planning of Phase 2 of Valmont City Park which is south of Valmont Road in 2013. The Process will complete the following major objectives:
Prepare an update to the 2008 Valmont Park Master Plan for areas on South Side of Valmont Road
Prepare a physical plan, support graphics, and a summary report that updates the 2008 Master Plan. Prepare new information and ideas related to existing site conditions, area planning context, park land uses and needs, park development planning principles and development framework.
Emphasize Sustainable Park Development
City criteria for sustainability will be addressed in the process and practices and sustainable development will be incorporated into the plan.
Facilitate Effective Community Engagement and Collaboration
The department is currently developing a program and schedule to actively engage staff, the public, user groups, and policy makers.
Valmont Storage Barn Partial Demolition for Future Use
The Phase 1 Development of Valmont City Park continues with the partial demolition of the existing metal storage building located just north of Valmont Road near the Valmont Dog Park. The partial demolition mitigated safety and code compliance issues related to the deteriorated condition of the aging structure.
The Valmont Storage Barn has remained empty and unusable for well over 15 years and was identified for removal in the 2008 Concept Plan for Valmont City Park. Recognizing that the structure could be adapted for reuse, staff completed a feasibility study in 2012 to review several alternatives for the structure that would allow opportunities for future parks and recreation uses. The study concluded that all of the alternatives would require partial demolition including removal of the metal roofing and siding as well as the CMU walls.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has recommended the partial demolition as indicated in the feasibility analysis and staff will engage the community in a planning process this fall to determine the future use of the structure / space as part of the update to the Valmont City Park Concept Plan.
The partial demolition of the old Storage Barn at Valmont City Park has been completed and is now the Valmont Pavilion. The open structure which has been painted black and green will be open to the public and is adjacent to the Valmont Dog Park. All the metal from the building has been recycled. The cinderblock walls have been crushed so they can be reused as base material for other construction projects.
- Bike Park
- Dog Park
- Disc Golf Course
- Paved and Unpaved Multi-Use Path
- Rectangular Field
- Sheltered and Unsheltered Picnic Tables
- Water Access
- Public Restrooms
- Bike Racks
- RTD Access
- Parking Lot
Nature Play Opportunities
Children are able, while using the bike or multi-use trails, to observe native wildlife alongside the paths. There is also a small pond in Valmont Bike Park where children can enjoy
observing and interacting with nature as well.