Parks and Recreation
Establishing a "New Normal"
We know you count on us for event and activity fun, as well as health and wellness opportunities. We are eager to welcome you back to the parks, facilities and programs as soon as we can safely and sustainably do so. As we work to re-open facilities and resume programming you love, you can anticipate we will do so in phases - starting slow and small, then growing as we can.
Re-opening phases and process
The City of Boulder - including all parks and recreation facilities - will be CLOSED on Friday, Aug. 7 for a citywide furlough day.
Facility, program and amenity status at-a-glance
Sort this table to find specific facilities or by status. Note that "open" may include limited and/or virtual availability.
|North Boulder Recreation Center||Open||Reservations required. Please check the North Boulder Recreation Center web page for hours of operation and holiday schedules.|
|Boulder Reservoir||Open||Boating/watercraft permit holders, passive recreation and deep water swimming (by reservation) only. Please check the Boulder Reservoir web page for gate hours and holiday schedules.|
|Flatirons Golf Course||Open||Reserved tee times and limited practice only. Check the Flatirons Golf Course web page for available tee times and closures.|
|Valmont Bike Park||Open||Physical distancing required. Subject to weather/condition closures .|
|Dog Parks||Open||Physical distancing required.|
|Tennis Courts||Open||Up to four household members only. Private lessons exempted. Sharing equipment is not allowed.|
|Spruce Pool||Open||Individual lap lanes by reservation only, ages 12+; leisure pool pod reservations available.|
|Scott Carpenter Pool||Closed||Closed for construction.|
|Scott Carpenter Skate Park||Closed||The skate park will be closed July 27 to July 31 for cleaning and painting.|
|Playgrounds||Open||Playgrounds are limited to 25 people (children and adults) at a time.|
|Summer Camps||Open||Choose from camp at the East Boulder Community Center or our partner camps.|
|Drop-in classes||Closed||We have on-demand options available. Drop-in fitness and mind/body classes begin July 13.|
|Gymnastics||Closed||Beginner youth classes in progress.|
|Sports Leagues||Open||Registration is open for 6-week late summer leagues for softball, kickball and sand volleyball.|
|Parks||Open||Parks are open for passive recreation (walking, running, biking), and some additional amenities; check specific parks for details on the interactive map .
Note: Due to public health and safety concerns, and in an effort to prevent large gatherings and ensure proper physical distancing, the parkland area and the creek bed north of the Boulder Creek Path from the eastern boundary of Eben G. Fine Park is closed per city order. Eben G. Fine Park itself remains open as is the kayak course and Boulder Creek for water activities with access available just west of Eben G. Fine Park.
|Dance||Open||Offered through Kinesis Dance . Returning to in-person classes as well as continuing to offer online options.|
|EXPAND Program||Open||Real-time online classes available.|
|South Boulder Recreation Center||Closed||
The South Boulder Recreation Center is closed until further notice after a recent facility assessment revealed water damage and concerns about the building's structural integrity. As part of the city's COVID-19 recovery phase, programs scheduled to resume at the center will move to the East Boulder Community Center. The city continues to assess the damage and work with a structural engineer as we develop recommendations on how to move forward.
|East Boulder Community Center||Open||Our summer camp hub this summer. Aqua fitness and outdoor classes available.|
|Youth and Families (YSI)||Open||YSI offers limited virtual options for local low-income youth and families. In-person programs will be announced when they are available.|
|Swim Lessons||Closed||We will post re-opening information here when available.|
|Sports Fields||Open||Satellite (recreational) athletic fields available for rental, directed activities groups less than 25, passive activities groups less than 10. Gated athletic facilities available for rental for game or practice use, groups less than 25 per field. Tournaments currently not allowed in line with ban on special events.|
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