- Picnic Area
- Event Reservations
- Tennis Courts
- Demonstration Garden
- Hiking Trails (Open Space and Mountain Parks)
- Bike Racks
- Parking Lot and Street Parking
- RTD Access
- Bike Route Access
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.
Chautauqua projects update
The Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA), Parks and Recreation, and Open Space and Mountain Parks departments hosted an open house on July 29 to share information about two key Chautauqua area projects.
First, a new bus/vehicle pullout and Ranger Cottage parking enhancements, and second new restrooms to serve the auditorium area. The public was invited to attend and provide feedback on the preliminary options and plans for both projects. There was also an online survey conducted to solicit feedback on the different options for new restrooms to serve the auditorium area.
The information collected from this open house will inform the city’s next steps which include refinement of the options for restroom locations and additional discussions with the Parks, Open Space, Landmarks, and CCA boards. For more information on the improvements, please visit the Collaborative Stewardship link on the right side of the page or contact Jeff Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction update: Chautauqua parking and bus drop-off
Dates: Sept. 3 through December 2013.
Impacts: The entry drive and parking lot will be closed.
- Parking lot repairs, resurfacing and painting
- Drainage improvements
- New bus drop-off zone
- Restore historic cobble swale
- Improve traffic flow and safety
This project is a joint venture between the Open Space and Mountain Parks and Parks and Recreation departments.
Please Note: All park construction and restoration project dates are subject to change due to weather conditions, contractor schedules and material delivery. Therefore, dates are tentative. Updates and progress reports will be posted on this website as available.
Thank you for your support and cooperation!