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Boulder Reservoir South Shore

The 2012 Boulder Reservoir Master Plan (BRMP) set forth an objective to develop a Site Management Plan for the South Shore area to address programmatic opportunities, operation and management thresholds, sustainable business model(s), vehicle and trail access, capital improvements, a site plan, and traffic and noise impacts of the South Shore facilities and supported activities. 

The Parks and Recreation Department is in the early stages of the South Shore Site Management Plan which will include significant public outreach and opportunities for public and user group comment and feedback. The department will continually update this website with opportunities for public feedback and as timelines and details of the planning process are determined.

Current Project

The Parks and Recreation Department is in the early stages of the South Shore Site Management Plan, which will include significant public outreach and opportunities for public and user group comment and feedback. Future phases of the Site Management Plan will include the other three management areas. Now is the time to provide your ideas about what you would like to see for the future of the reservoir.

For example:

  • Development or re-development of buildings
  • Use of land and water
  • Programs and services offered
  • Trails
  • Seasonal use and length of use
  • Review of fees, policies and regulations

2016 - Present

City of Boulder Facility Strategic Plan identified that the existing main building had significant maintenance needs and is beyond it's useful life cycle. The final concept plan for the new main building was approved by the community and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in January of 2017. Construction could begin as soon as Fall 2018.

2013-2015
Voter-Approved Bond Critical Infrastructure and Functional Deficiency Improvements

  • Water and sanitary line improvements
  • Entry improvements for safer and more efficient traffic flow
  • Aquatic nuisance species inspection station 
  • Feeder canal bridge

2012 - 2014

Following recommendations found in the 2012 Master Plan, community participation along with key data collection and technical studies were performed. Information gathered showed critical infrastructure deficiencies requiring more immediate attention.

2012 Master

The city developed a master plan for the Boulder Reservoir. The purpose of the plan was to establish management goals and objectives for land and activities at the Boulder Reservoir (including Coot Lake) that guide long-term investment strategies and programs. 

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