Boulder Reservoir Update

Dear Boulder Reservoir Users and Neighbors,

As you may know, the Parks and Recreation Department is currently planning for the redevelopment of the Reservoir Administration Building and beach area beginning in fall 2018 through spring 2019. We will be investing $3.4 million from the capital improvement budget to to construct a bright and modern visitor services center that enhances functionality and visitor experience.

We will also be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an associated concessionaire opportunity shortly and are updating construction plans in advance of permitting. For more information about the plans and timeline, please visit the Visitor Services Center Redevelopment page.

We are also excited to share an effort underway by the PLAY Boulder Foundation, the Parks and Recreation Department’s non-profit partner. A Campaign for Boulder Reservoir has launched to support the unfunded amenities at the Reservoir. Through your participation in public meetings and surveys, we understand that the community desires additional features beyond what the existing city budget can afford.

These features include a playground, a boardwalk with overlooks, and more seating and shade. PLAY Boulder is looking to further discuss donor opportunities with individuals who care about the future of this special place in Boulder. For those interested in more information, please feel free to visit or contact PLAY directly at

Thanks for your attention and continued support of the Boulder Reservoir.

Keith B. Williams
Regional Facilities Manager

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