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South Boulder Recreation Center

South Boulder Recreation Center

Facility Update

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 6-8 a.m. & 9-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday  6-9 a.m. & 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday  6 - 11 a.m.
  • Thursday  6-9 a.m. & 10-11 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, indoor pickleball times have been temporatily suspended.

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

Outdoor Sport Courts

Effective Feb. 18: 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.


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 303-413-7200
  • Reserved 1-hour time blocks (15 minutes transition time, 45 minutes of workout time)
  • Reservations only provide access to the reserved space.
  • Restrooms 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.) - Up to two swimmers from the same household per reserved lane. 
    • Effective March 1: The hot tub will reopen, allowing 3 individual reservations per half hour.
    • 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 Upstairs Functional Stretching Room, Weight Room, and 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 is closed.
  • The racquetball court is closed to patron access

Hours of Operation

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 make 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 303-441-3448 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 2 hours in advance.

    • If you need to modify a reservation, call the South Boulder Recreation Center at 303-441-3448.

    • No refunds or credits will be provided for bookings canceled within 2 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 2-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 2-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 2 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.Check-ins will begin no more than 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 the end of the previous reservations.
  • Please maintain physical distance from other patrons while you wait. . 
  • A staff member will 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.   
  • 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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