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North Boulder Recreation Center



Due to the ongoing impacts and challenges related to the COVID-19 Pandemic staff have closely been monitoring facility usage along with other data to inform operational changes on a bi-weekly basis.  

What We're Doing to Keep You Safe

  • The facility is separated into activity zones that operate on a staggered reservation to support cleaning and safe transition. Fitness equipment and stations are space 6 feet apart.  
    • Current activity zones include: aquatics lap lanes/lesiure pods, cardio/weight rooms, and group fitness spaces.
  • Staff and patrons are screened per city policy and required to wear face coverings. Custodial day porters provide hourly cleaning of high touch areas (doors, counters, restroom fixtures) and recreation center staff sanitize equipment used after each reservation. Patrons are asked to wipe down reserved equipment after use. The entire facility is “fogged” after closing using an electrostatic sprayer. 

What's Available & What to Expect

  • Entry is by reservation only. Please make a reservation for a specific time and activity (Lap Swim, Cardio/Weight Room, Mind/Body/Movement) in advance online or by calling 303-413-7200.
  • Reserved 1-hour time blocks (15 minutes transition time, 45 minutes of workout time)
  • Reservations only provide access to the reserved space
  • Restrooms are available. Use is discouraged. 
  • No-contact bottle filling stations will be available.
  • All visitors and staff must maintain social distancing while inside of the facility
  • Face coverings are required at all times, including during exercise, unless the individual has received doctor authorization that wearing a mask could impair their ability to breathe. Face coverings may be removed for swimming activity, but must worn before and after using the pool.
    • Lap lane activity only (lap swimming, water running, etc.) - Up to two household members per lane.
    • Two reservable spaces for leisure swimming in the lap pool. Max 5 people per reservation. Must include 1 adult. Leisure Pod #1 includes the ADA ramp. In order to reduce pod changes, please reserve Leisure Pod #1 if you need the ramp, and a different leisure pod if you don't need it, as long as these options are available.
    • Effective March 1: The hot tub will reopen, allowing 3 individual reservations per half hour.

    • Effective March 1: Leisure reservations will include access to the drop slide and diving board. Additionally, households will no longer have individual “pods.” Instead the entire lap pool will be open-swim and households will be responsible for social distancing appropriately.

    • Sanitized, watertight storage bins available for each pool lane reservation
    • Higher levels of chlorine in pool (3.0 PPM instead of 2.0 PPM)
    • Electronic whistles from lifeguards and physical distance from staff 
    • Cardio/ Weights reservations include access to the weight room and the cardio area. Cardio area is in gymnasium. Cardio Machine Layout pdf
    • Additional functional fitness equipment is available in the cardio area – limited quantities.

What's Not Available & What's Coming

  • The lobby seating area is closed
  • Furniture (chairs, lounges, tables will not be available for use.) 
  • Towel service
  • Locker rooms are not available
  • Shared pool equipment (bring your own kickboards, pull buoys, exercise belts) 
  • Suit spinner
  • The leisure pool and slide are closed (look for updates soon on expanded options)
  • The sauna is closed.
  • Childcare is closed.
  • The gymnasium area is serving as a cardio equipment room, and is currently not open for open recreation
  • The yoga room is closed to patron access. (Check schedule for class offerings)
  • The multipurpose room is closed to patron access. (Check schedule for class offerings) 

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday  – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday  - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Leisure Swim Time in the Lap Pool

Saturdays 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.


How to Make a Reservation


Annual, monthly, financial aid, Silver Sneakers, and Silver & Fit pass holders can now make their complimentary reservations online for all outdoor sport courts located at the recreation centers. This includes tennis, pickleball, and platform tennis courts located at the east, north and south recreation centers.

  • All patrons must reserve a one-hour time block. 
  • We strongly encourage you to use your Boulder Parks and Recreation account to purchase the reservation. If you have had a BPR membership or have registered for courses with us before, you likely have an account. Please use ‘Forgot your login name or password’ if you’re unsure. If you don’t already have an account, set up a new account .
  • Reservations can be made by phone at 303-413-7260 during operating hours up to one hour before closing, for patrons that require assistance or would like to make arrangements for in-person payment.  
  • Reservations are limited to one per day, per workout area.
  • Bookable activities open two days in advance, at 8 a.m. for reservations. 
  • Booking a specific lane or leisure pod will not guarantee you that lane upon arrival at the facility. You may be required to use a different lane or pod based on staff’s need to accommodate pool access per ADA or another operational need.
  • Six reservable spaces for leisure swimming in the lap pool. Max 4 people per reservation. Must include 1 adult.
  • Reservation Fees & Options
  • Annual, Monthly and Punch Card memberships are being accepted. Pass Reactivation Plan
  • Additional access options are available to support the department’s commitment to access for all, and the following accounts will see fees reduced automatically during checkout: 
  • Modifying reservations 
    • Patrons may cancel or rebook reservation up to two hours in advance. 
    • If you need to modify a reservation, call the North Boulder Recreation Center at 303-413-7260.
    • No refunds or credits will be provided for bookings canceled within two hours of the reservation.
  • Reservation "No shows"
    • When a patron reserves a bookable facility space, fails to show up for the reservation, and fails to alert the necessary  facility staff at least two hours before the reservation they will be charged a $5 no show fee.  Continued occurrences  may include a temporary suspension from your privilege to reserve  facility spaces in the future. 
    • Patrons can properly alert staff by cancelling their booking at least two hours before their reserved time by calling the front desk at the location of their reservation.   
      No refunds or credits will be provided for bookings canceled within two hours of the reservation.

  • Facility Closures
    • If an area of the facility needs to close due to a mechanical, safety or staffing issue, patrons with reservations will be contacted and staff will facilitate a re-booking or credits/refunds. 

Plan for your Safe Visit

  • Before leaving home, consider your current health. Stay home if you feel sick. Review the COVID-19 symptom checker for the best practices to follow before participation. 
  • Arrive wearing your face covering and workout clothes or swimsuit. Leave valuables at home, or in your transportation. Lockers and locker rooms are closed. Check-ins will begin 15 minutes prior to your reserved time.
  • Face coverings are required at all times, including during exercise, unless the individual has received doctor authorization that wearing a mask could impair their ability to breathe. Face coverings may be removed for swimming activity, but must worn before and after using the pool. 
  • Arrive at the facility no more than 15 minutes before your reservation. Be aware that access into the specific workout areas will remain closed until it has been cleaned and reset from previous reservations.
  • Please maintain physical distance from other patrons while you wait. . 
  • A few minutes before your reservation time, a staff member will open the entry doors to check you in and help process payments for patrons with phone reservations. Please be prepared to present identification if requested.  
  • Once checked in, staff will direct you to the staging area for your reservation.   
  • For pool reservations, a waterproof storage container will be available for use during your workout; containers are disinfected by staff between reservations.  
  • Lifeguards and customer service staff will provide a signal when patrons can enter the workout area or pool.  
  • During your workout, please try to maintain the maximum distance from staff and patrons, follow staff instructions, and avoid behaviors that could impact the health of others (spitting, coughing, close contact, etc.).  
  • If exiting the activity area before the end of your reservations, please follow signs for one-way traffic flow and leave via the designated exit door only.   
  • Otherwise, please exit upon the ending announcement from staff, and proceed directly to the exit door.  
  • All reservations include 15 minutes at the beginning (top of the hour) for transitions between bookings. By following these guidelines closely, patrons can help reduce this transition time significantly and maximize time to enjoy their reservation.


3170 Broadway | 303-413-7260