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Foothills Community Park

Foothills Community Park

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Foothills Community Park is an 65.2 acre park located in North Boulder featuring a wide range of facilities and recreational amenities including access to OSMP trails, unique playgrounds and a variety of fields for programmed sports. Sledding on the grassy areas is approved.


  • Public restrooms - open year round with closures during cold weather.
  • Playground structures suitable for children ages 2 to 12.
  • Picnic shelters (See info below)
  • Basketball hoops
  • Inline hockey rinks
  • Dog park
  • Hiking trails
  • Soccer
  • 65.2 acres

Park Update

Foothills Community Garden

Scope of Work

  •     Replace 50 community garden water hydrants
  •     Replace irrigation mainline and laterals
  •     Minor path and sidewalk repair


  •     Project should be complete by the end of February 2017

The gardens will be closed throughout the construction period with intermittent path and sidewalk closures.

*Please Note:  Dates are tentative. All park construction and restoration project dates are subject to change due to weather conditions, contractor schedules and material delivery. Updates and progress reports will be posted on the Parks and Recreation website as available.

Flood mitigation and trail options

The city is currently exploring flood mitigation and trail options for the upstream reach from Upland Avenue through Violet Park to the west of town. The city will complete a Community and Environmental Assessment Process (CEAP), to evaluate the various alternatives available. As part of this effort, the Parks and Recreation Department will be evaluating concepts for Violet Park and potential impact on future development of Foothills Community Park.

Prairie dog information

Foothills Area Post Prairie Dog Relocation Plan Final 2015 pdf

Nature Play Opportunities

Foothills Community Park provides a variety of opportunities for children to interact with nature and features that simulate nature including:

  • Art structures throughout the playground
  • Polar sundial
  • Rock wall
  • Artistic designs in the sidewalk

Families can also easily access OSMP trails from Foothills Community Park, which provides a more unstructured form of nature play.

Foothills Picnic Shelter Rentals

Shelter Location

Shelters A and B are in the same area. Shelter A is south of Shelter B. Shelter C is adjacent to the playground. The smaller shelter near the top of the rock slide is not available for reservation. It is considered community use for the playground area.

We strongly recommend visiting the park prior to making a reservation.

Foothills Community Shelters at a Glance

Shelter Capacity Tables Seats Alcohol
A 50 8 48 Yes
B 50 7 42 Yes
C 25 3 12 No

Large Groups - Renting two or three shelters at once

Groups with 51 to 100 people are required reserve shelters A and B. Groups between 101 and 250 people are required to reserve all three shelters.

The maximum group size for this park is 250.

Park and shelter rental information | Request a reservation