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Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park


  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Demonstration Garden
  • Hiking Trails (Open Space and Mountain Parks)
  • Bike Racks
  • Parking Lot and Street Parking
  • RTD Access
  • Bike Route Access

Chautauqua Area Information

Chautauqua Association

The Chautauqua Association provides lodging, concerts, cultural events, educational programs, recreation, historic preservation, Community House reservations and dining. 303-442-3282

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

Open Space and Mountain Parks manages the Chautauqua Trailhead and accepts event reservations for mountain park shelters and the Sunrise Amphitheater on Flagstaff Mountain. 303-441-3440

City of Boulder Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation maintains and accepts event reservations for the Chatauqua Lawn.  If your group is over 50 people and not more that 100 please call 303-413-7200 for information

Nature Play Opportunities

Chautauqua Park provides families with access to Open Space Mountain Park trails, which have a wide range of opportunities for children’s unstructured interaction with nature. In the park itself, children are found playing freely on the open turf and along the park’s edges, with an iconic view of the Flatirons.

Chautauqua Park History

Chautauqua Park is a portion of an iconic historic landmark dating back to when the City of Boulder began preserving wild lands over 100 years ago. In 1898, Boulder citizens approved a bond issue to purchase 80 acres to be used as a “Chautauqua”. The park land owned by Boulder Parks and Recreation is located adjacent to OSMP trails, Chautauqua Dining Hall and Auditorium, and Chautauqua Ranger Cottage and provides a playground, tennis courts, and open turf.


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