Public Comment Before the City's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Thank you for your interest in speaking to the City of Boulder’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB). As Advisory Board members, we welcome the opportunity to hear from community members regarding Boulder’s parks and recreational system and services. The following is information you might find helpful when presenting your input during a regularly scheduled public meeting of the PRAB.

Sign Up to Speak

To sign up for public participation at the upcoming PRAB meeting, please email before 4:30pm the day of the meeting. Please make sure to include the following in your email request:

1. My name is _______. Individuals must display their whole name before being allowed to speak online.

2. I would like to be addressed by _____ (example: Mary, or Mr. Jones), to ensure we are respecting your preferences as it relates to first name or last name and gender pronouns.

3. My public comment is about _______

Please note that you need to receive confirmation from of your participation at the upcoming meeting. This confirms your addition to the public participation list for the meeting. Your name will be added to the list in the order it was received. Your name will be called when members are ready for your comment. You have 3 minutes for public comment.​ Please allow a 30 second pause between speakers as the next three minute timer is prepared. Individuals must display their whole name before being allowed to speak online.

The city has engaged with community members to co-create a vision for productive, meaningful and inclusive civic conversations. This vision supports physical and emotional safety for community members, staff and council and board members as well as democracy for people of all ages, identities, lived experiences, and political perspectives. ​The following are examples of rules of decorum found in the Boulder Revised Code and other guidelines that support this vision. These will be upheld during the meetings.​

  • ​All remarks and testimony shall be limited to matters related to city business.​

  • ​No participant shall make threats or use other forms of intimidation against any person.​

  • ​Obscenity, racial epithets, and other speech and behavior that disrupts or otherwise impedes the ability to conduct the meeting are prohibited. ​

  • ​Participants are required to sign up to speak ”in advance” and use the name they are commonly known by. Individuals must display their whole name before being allowed to speak online. Currently, only audio testimony is permitted online. ​

More Information

  • Members of the public are welcome to virtually attend any public meeting of the PRAB.
  • As previously noted, each member of the public is invited to give up to 3 minutes of comment on a Parks and Recreation matter not scheduled for a hearing later in the agenda. You may also speak for up to 3 minutes on a different matter scheduled for public hearing during the time set in the meeting agenda for that topic.
  • If you have written materials you wish to provide to the PRAB, please email them to before the meeting.
  • Please be aware that the PRAB may not be able to respond to your comment during the meeting but your input is valued and helps inform the guidance the PRAB members give to staff in the performance of their duties over time.
  • You are welcome to follow up on the matter you brought forth. A summary of your comments will appear in the written minutes recorded from the meeting. You may also follow up at a subsequent meeting or by contacting PRAB members or department staff directly.

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board members look forward to hearing from you.