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Pearl Street Mall

Pearl Street Mall

The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department maintains the Pearl Street Mall. Staff plants thousands of flowers on the Pearl Street Mall every spring and summer, importing 15,000 tulip bulbs from Holland and planting more than 6,000 annuals for a varied mix throughout the season. There are 58 ground flower beds, seven raised beds, 98 hanging pots and 52 containers.

In addition to planting and caring for flowers, plants and trees on the mall, parks staff performs the following tasks:

  • Irrigation
  • Cleaning every morning - seven days a week
  • Trash removal daily
  • Graffiti removal
  • Furniture and structure repair and maintenance (benches, light poles, bollards, bricks, etc.)
  • Water feature care and maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Event management
  • Customer service

Know before you go - Frequently Asked Questions

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No wheels (no bikes, skateboards, inline skates)
  • Dismount bikes

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Pearl Street Mall History

Pearl Street Mall History

The Pearl Street Mall was designated as the "Downtown Boulder Mall" on Aug. 6, 1977. The new city park prohibited cars.

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Historic Places Plan (HiPP)

The Parks and Recreation Department owns and manages twelve culturally relevant and historically designated resources. The Historic Places Plan (HiPP) will serve as a guide for the department in stewarding these resources ensure their vibrant integrity and preservation within the community. To learn more visit the HiPP Project Page.

Pearl Street Mall

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