Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update

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Boulder Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update. Restore, Connect, Sustain.
NEW: Each week we'll be asking you a new question - check out the POLLS tab below to get started!


The City of Boulder invites community participation to help the Parks and Recreation Department prioritize how it will invest its resources and focus its operations in the future. This process will build on successes from its 2014 Parks and Recreation Master Plan and will help the department to:

  • Guide day-to-day programs, parks and facility operations.
  • Provide more inclusive recreational access to community members.
  • Maintain financial sustainability and resilience.

As a first step, the department used a questionnaire to invite community input on the key themes previously used in 2014. The questionnaire closed on Feb. 28 to allow for data analysis. A summary of all community feedback, including the questionnaire, will be developed to ensure the community voice is used to guide the master plan update.

Your participation in the process is critical to ensuring the BPR Master Plan Update serves the community. There will be multiple opportunities for participation throughout 2021. For more information on the project process, please visit the BPR Master Plan Update project page(External link).

Please sign up to receive emails regarding BPR Master Plan project updates and notifications. You will receive a monthly email when staff updates the project page with new information and notification as new opportunities for community feedback are posted.

The current community feedback opportunities can be found in the tabs below:

NEW: Each week we'll be asking you a new question - check out the POLLS tab below to get started!


The City of Boulder invites community participation to help the Parks and Recreation Department prioritize how it will invest its resources and focus its operations in the future. This process will build on successes from its 2014 Parks and Recreation Master Plan and will help the department to:

  • Guide day-to-day programs, parks and facility operations.
  • Provide more inclusive recreational access to community members.
  • Maintain financial sustainability and resilience.

As a first step, the department used a questionnaire to invite community input on the key themes previously used in 2014. The questionnaire closed on Feb. 28 to allow for data analysis. A summary of all community feedback, including the questionnaire, will be developed to ensure the community voice is used to guide the master plan update.

Your participation in the process is critical to ensuring the BPR Master Plan Update serves the community. There will be multiple opportunities for participation throughout 2021. For more information on the project process, please visit the BPR Master Plan Update project page(External link).

Please sign up to receive emails regarding BPR Master Plan project updates and notifications. You will receive a monthly email when staff updates the project page with new information and notification as new opportunities for community feedback are posted.

The current community feedback opportunities can be found in the tabs below:

Memories | Recuerdos

Do you have a favorite story or memory about a BPR park or facility? For example, learning a new skill, a special time with a loved one, a park you continue to return to - Share it here!

¿Tiene una historia o recuerdo favorito sobre un parque o instalación de BPR? ¡Compártelo aquí!

Thank you for sharing your memory with us! 

¡Gracias por compartir tu recuerdo con nosotros!

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    Learning to lap swim

    by shibbs, 3 months ago
    I've always wanted to try lap swimming but was never able to get over the hump of actually doing it. But with Spruce pool just down the street I finally got myself to go and I've been loving it ever since! I can't wait until it warms up again and the outdoor swimming reopens.
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    Tennis leads to new friends!

    by Amy Dodd, 4 months ago
    I remember going to the Boulder Tennis Association’s drop-in tennis on a Saturday morning many years ago at Centennial Middle School. My husband & I rotated around playing with all kinds of players until near the end of the day we met Molly & Charlie. We enjoyed playing with this other couple so much that we made plans to meet and play again - and again. This led to them making a mixed doubles tennis league team which we joined. It’s hard to describe how this expanded our horizons. We met so many other tennis players who became friends, we... Continue reading
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    Making friends via Boulder Tennis Association

    by Mike M, 4 months ago
    I was new to the area and did not want to make the commitment of joining a private tennis club. I signed up for the Boulder Tennis Association (BTA) and immediately found a great bunch of people from all walks of life, very welcoming and great fun to play with in their "Drop In" sessions. Through this connection I now have a great group of friends that I would never have met without the BTA.
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    Tennis

    by Elizabethgf, 4 months ago
    Life long sport

    Whole family

    Friends

    High school teams

    BTA

    Safe & outdoors

    Great exercise


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    A Title

    by Player, 4 months ago
    Something.


    Plus, it's been wonderful to see so many members of the community turn to the tennis courts to survive the pandemic. Young children and their parents, teens, the elderly, folks who look like they've barely played tennis before. It's a great place to gather safely and have some fun. Please keep supporting it.

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    Playing tennis during the pandemic

    by Jean Rosmarin, 4 months ago
    I really appreciated being able to go to South Boulder Rec Center this year and play tennis. I loved seeing all the other people out doing activities together. We have met many parents teaching their kids to play tennis, young twenties just looking to be outside together, and other families that we know from south boulder. And then as I would look around, I would see lively games of pickleball, young twenties on the volleyball courts and frisbee golf courts, people walking their dogs around the lake, and kids playing soccer in the field. And I felt really lucky to... Continue reading
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    Joys of tennis

    by mandyjasper, 4 months ago
    I have so many memories from the past 20 years of my father coming to visit and us driving all around town to try out new courts and check out the views. This became our thing, our way to get some father/daughter bonding and one on one time during his visits. We would play our match and then head downtown for lunch.
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    Met my first friend in Boulder on the Centennial Tennis Courts!

    by MaryAnn, 4 months ago
    I moved to Boulder in 1973. Signed up for a tennis class through City Parks/Rec. Met Betsy who has become a lifelong friend. Subsequently played BTA ladder matches all over those city courts. Then watched my 2 boys learn to play and compete with CARA programs through the city. For the last 30 years, I have been playing league tennis through BTA, watching sadly as the city courts sprout weeds and develop dangerous cracks and actually become embarrassing when hosting a team from another facility. It's time for the City to dedicate some resources to renovating some of the existing... Continue reading
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    Boulder tennis leagues led to many lasting friendships

    by pkmarmot, 4 months ago

    My best Boulder Parks memories stem from playing in fifteen year's worth of tennis leagues in the Boulder community. Since tennis league teams usually consist of ten to fifteen players of the same skill level, and often involve partnering up with one or another team member each week for doubles, you really get to meet and know a lot of people in a comfortable and competitive atmosphere. With our home courts usually at either South Boulder Recreation Center courts, the Centennial Middle School courts, or the Tom Watson Park courts, we would host league matches against teams from around the... Continue reading

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    Rollerblading

    by shaquettay, 4 months ago

    I have been learning to rollerblade in Foothills Community Park in order to join a roller hockey league in the future. I live in Goss-Grove and didn't even know it existed for the longest time - you can imagine my surprise when I saw there were two roller hockey rinks!

    My favorite memory is doing shooting drills one day. I put one net face-down in front of the other so only the top corners of the net were exposed, and tried shooting into them for accuracy. It was getting cold and dark but I told myself I wasn't gonna leave... Continue reading