Eben G. Fine Park
Eben G. Fine Park contains portions of the Boulder Creek and Boulder Creek Path with a variety of recreational amenities, including a playground, open turf, a picnic shelter and additional picnic areas. The shelter may be rented in advance or used on a first-come, first-serve basis. A multi-use pedestrian bridge over Boulder Creek connects the park to the Red Rocks and Settler's Park Open Space and Mountain Parks area directly to the north.
- Water access
- Open turf
- Nature walk
- Sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables
- Public restrooms - open year round with closures during cold weather
- Bike racks
- Leashed dogs permitted
- Parking lot
- Bike trail access
- RTD access
Eben G. Fine Park Stream Bank Restoration Construction Update
Stream bank restoration and riparian habitat improvements are planned for Eben G. Fine Park along Boulder Creek. The project site is between the northern sidewalk and Boulder Creek. During construction, portions of the Eben G. Fine Park will be closed to the public.
Anticipated timeframe: November 2015 to April 2016.
- Control erosion
- Improve water quality
- Improve habitat
- Improve recreational access
- Enhance park character
For more information, please visit the Eben G. Fine Park Stream Bank Restoration project web page listed in the 'related links' box on the right side of this page.
Nature Play Opportunities
Children have a variety of opportunities for nature play at Eben G. Fine Park. Boulder Creek is easily accessible for play, exploration, and observation. In addition, educational signs are posted along the Boulder Creek Path describing how to observe wildlife without disturbing their habitat and the importance of this riparian corridor. The playground also contains climbing structures and sand for free play.
History: About Eben G. Fine
Eben Givens Fine was born in Missouri in 1865. He came to Boulder in 1886 to take a job in George Fonda's drug store. In 1907 he became part owner of Temple Drug Company. Fine retired from his profession as a pharmacist in 1927, and was elected secretary of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, a position he held for many years. He was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving twice as its secretary.
Fine helped raise subscriptions to build the Boulderado Hotel, and helped organize the Semi-Centennial Celebration in 1909. He was instrumental in bringing a group of Ute Indians to Boulder for the celebration. Fine lectured extensively on Boulder, making annual tours around the country to promote Boulder through slide lectures. He became the city’s biggest promoter, earning him the nickname, “Mr. Boulder.” He wrote a book of reminiscences shortly before his death called "Remembered Yesterdays." Eben G. Fine died on April 30, 1957 at the age of 91.