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Establishing a "New Normal"

We know you count on us for event and activity fun, as well as health and wellness opportunities. We are eager to welcome you back to the parks, facilities and programs as soon as we can safely and sustainably do so. As we work to re-open facilities and resume programming you love, you can anticipate we will do so in phases - starting slow and small, then growing as we can.
Re-opening phases and process

  Closures   Online Reservations   Fitness   Plans  

The City of Boulder - including all parks and recreation facilities - will be CLOSED on Friday, Aug. 7 for a citywide furlough day.

Facility, program and amenity status at-a-glance

Sort this table to find specific facilities or by status. Note that "open" may include limited and/or virtual availability.

Park/Facility/Amenity Open/Closed Notes
North Boulder Recreation Center Open Reservations required. Please check the North Boulder Recreation Center  web page for hours of operation and holiday schedules.
Boulder Reservoir Open Boating/watercraft permit holders, passive recreation and deep water swimming (by reservation) only. Please check the  Boulder Reservoir  web page for gate hours and holiday schedules. 
Flatirons Golf Course Open Reserved tee times and limited practice only. Check the  Flatirons Golf Course  web page for available tee times and closures.
Valmont Bike Park Open Physical distancing required. Subject to weather/condition closures .
Dog Parks Open Physical distancing required.
Tennis Courts Open Up to four household members only. Private lessons exempted. Sharing equipment is not allowed.
Spruce Pool Open Individual lap lanes by reservation only, ages 12+; leisure pool pod reservations available.
Scott Carpenter Pool Closed Closed for construction. 
Scott Carpenter Skate Park Closed The skate park will be closed July 27 to July 31 for cleaning and painting.
Playgrounds Open Playgrounds are limited to 25 people (children and adults) at a time. 
Summer Camps Open Choose from camp at the East Boulder Community Center or our partner camps.
Drop-in classes Closed We have on-demand options available. Drop-in fitness and mind/body classes begin July 13.
Gymnastics Closed Beginner youth classes in progress.
Sports Leagues Open Registration is open for 6-week late summer leagues for softball, kickball and sand volleyball.
Parks Open Parks are open for passive recreation (walking, running, biking), and some additional amenities; check specific parks for details on the interactive map .
Note: Due to public health and safety concerns, and in an effort to prevent large gatherings and ensure proper physical distancing, the parkland area and the creek bed north of the Boulder Creek Path from the eastern boundary of Eben G. Fine Park is closed per city order. Eben G. Fine Park itself remains open as is the kayak course and Boulder Creek for water activities with access available just west of Eben G. Fine Park. 
Dance Open Offered through Kinesis Dance . Returning to in-person classes as well as continuing to offer online options.
EXPAND Program  Open Real-time online classes available.
South Boulder Recreation Center Closed

The South Boulder Recreation Center is closed until further notice after a recent facility assessment revealed water damage and concerns about the building's structural integrity. As part of the city's COVID-19 recovery phase, programs scheduled to resume at the center will move to the East Boulder Community Center. The city continues to assess the damage and work with a structural engineer as we develop recommendations on how to move forward.

East Boulder Community Center Open Our  summer camp hub  this summer. Aqua fitness and outdoor classes available.
Youth and Families (YSI) Open YSI offers limited virtual options for local low-income youth and families. In-person programs will be announced when they are available.
Swim Lessons Closed We will post re-opening information here when available.
Sports Fields Open Satellite (recreational) athletic fields available for rental, directed activities groups less than 25, passive activities groups less than 10.  Gated athletic facilities  available for rental for game or practice use, groups less than 25 per field. Tournaments currently not allowed in line with ban on special events.

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