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South Boulder Recreation Center

South Boulder Recreation Center

Facility Update

The Boulder Parks and Recreation Department is planning to increase access to recreation centers while still staying safe and following Boulder County Public Health guidelines. 

As a part of the shift, facilities have increased capacity to two swimmers per lap lane. The swimmers in the lap lane can be from the same or different households. Each swimmer must have a reservation. The city will still offer some individual lap lane swim times for at-risk populations during specific days and times. 

Community members pay or scan a membership card at the facility. 

South Boulder Recreation Center reservations are not required for the weight and cardio room, gymnasium, or fitness classes. Lap swim, hot tub, and "The Ride" indoor cycling class will still require reservations. 


Cardio/Weight/Gym/Pickleball Hours

Cardio and Weight Equipment

  • Monday - Friday:   6 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Shooting Baskets

Basketball Gym Schedule


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

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 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  equipment after use. The entire facility is “fogged” after closing using an electrostatic sprayer. 

What's Available & What to Expect

  • Weight & Cardio Room, Gymnasium, and Drop-In Fitness Class entry is general acccess with a membership or daily drop-in fee.  
  • Entry for Lap Swim, Hot Tub, and "The Ride" Indoor Cycling is by reservation only. Please make a reservation for a specific time and activity in advance online or by calling 303-413-7200.
  • Restrooms and locker rooms are available. Use is discouraged. 
  • No-contact bottle filling stations are available.
  • All visitors and staff must maintain social distancing while inside of the facility
  • Face coverings are required at all times, including during exercise. Face coverings may be removed for aquatic activities, but must worn before and after using the pool and showers.
    • Lap lane activity only (lap swimming, water running, etc.) - Up to two swimmers per lane. 
    • The hot tub is open and allows 2 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)

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
  • Shared pool equipment (bring your own kickboards, pull buoys, exercise belts) 
  • Suit spinner
  • The sauna is closed
  • The racquetball court is closed

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday:  6 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Pool Schedules

How to Make a Reservation


  • All patrons must reserve a one-hour time block for Lap Swim, Hot Tub, and "The Ride" Indoor Cycling.
  • 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 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 or shower. 
  • Arrive at the facility no more than 15 minutes before your reservation. 
  • Please maintain physical distance from other patrons while you wait.  
  • For pool reservations, a waterproof storage container will be available for use during your workout; containers are disinfected by staff between reservations.  
  • Lifeguards will provide a signal when it's safe to enter the pool and start your swim.  
  • 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.)
  • Please exit upon the ending of your scheduled reservation time, and proceed directly to the exit door.  
  • All reservations include 5 minutes at the beginning (top of the hour) for transitions between bookings. 


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