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South Boulder Recreation Center

South Boulder Recreation Center

Facility Update

We are pleased to announce that the South Boulder Recreation Center is open for limited access from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our community and staff. We ask that you continue to observe the best practices recommended by public health officials in all areas of the park system.

All parks and recreation services offered during the pandemic are informed by:

  • Public Health guidance - what we can safely provide to the community based on current state and local public health orders;
  • Financial feasibility - what we can afford given drastic reductions in key sources of operations revenue (sales tax and user fees); and
  • Staff capacity, which is limited due to the above financial constraints.

Staff will be monitoring these factors continuously to inform decision-making.

If we change a program or league that you’ve signed up for due to changing public health orders, we will notify you by email. All facility changes will be posted on our facility status dashboard and to our social media accounts . We value your support and cooperation during this time.


Cardio/Weight/Gym/Pickleball Hours

Cardio and Weight Equipment

  • Monday - Friday:  6 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Shooting Baskets

  • Monday 6 - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday  6 - 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday 6 - 11 a.m.
  • Thursday 6 - 10 a.m.
  • Friday 6 -11 a.m.

Basketball reservations made online are for an individual. Each basketball gym user must have a reservation.


Due to the state and local COVID-19 regulations, pickleball times have been temporatily suspended.


Pickleball reservations made online are for an individual. Each gym user must have a reservation.

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, cardio/weight rooms, group fitness spaces, and gymnasium.
  • Staff and patrons are screened per city policy and required to wear face coverings. Recreation staff provide hourly cleaning of high touch areas (doors, counters, restroom fixtures). 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 303-441-3448.
  • Reserved 1-hour time blocks (15 minutes transition time, 45 minutes of workout time)
  • Reservations only provide access to the reserved space.
  • Restrooms and locker rooms 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.) - Single swimmer per reserved lane*
      • Due to public health orders, only one swimmer is allowed per lap lane. No guest swimmers.
      Sanitized, watertight storage bins available for each pool lane reservation
    • Higher levels of chlorine in pool (3.0 PPM instead of 2.0 PPM)
    • Cardio/ Weights reservations include access to the weight room and the cardio area.  

What's Not Available & What's Coming

  • Visitors/guests without reservations
  • The lobby seating area is closed
  • Furniture (chairs, lounges, tables will not be available for use.) 
  • Towel service
  • Shared pool equipment (bring your own kickboards, pull buoys, exercise belts) 
  • Suit spinner
  • The sauna and hot tub are closed (look for updates soon on expanded options)
  • The racquetball court is closed to patron access

Hours of Operation

**Upcoming Closure and Holiday Hours**

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday:  6 a.m. - 1 p.m.


How to Make a Reservation


  • 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 will not guarantee you that lane upon arrival at the facility. You may be required to use a different lane based on staff’s need to accommodate pool access per ADA or another operational need.
  • 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 12 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 12 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.


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