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City of Boulder enacts fire restrictions on Open Space & Mountain Parks lands and bans use of charcoal grills in city parks
Due to a Boulder County fire ban, the City of Boulder has implemented a City Manager’s Rule banning all sources of fire including camp stoves and smoking on all Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) properties. OSMP imposes these bans during extreme fire hazard conditions for public safety and resource protection. Fire danger is currently at a very high level.
In addition, users of the following City of Boulder parks are prohibited from using park charcoal grills and no charcoal grills may be brought into the specified parks due to the proximity to natural lands and forests, until further notice:
● Chautauqua Park, located at Grant Street and Baseline Road
● Eben G. Fine Park, located at 3rd Street and Arapahoe Avenue
Gas grills are only allowed in the Chautauqua Park green area and in Eben G. Fine Park with a permit. To obtain a permit, the Parks and Recreation Department requires two weeks’ notice and a $100 deposit. Eben G. Fine Park also requires a shelter rental. For information, call the Parks and Recreation administrative offices at 303-413-7200 or visit www.BoulderParks-Rec.org.
Violators are subject to criminal prosecution with penalties up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. OSMP and Boulder firefighters appreciate the public’s cooperation.
City of Boulder News Briefs
The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s Scott Carpenter Pool, located at 1505 30th St., is an official host location for the 2013 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) record-setting event, taking place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18.
The event is available to non-swimmers ages 1 to 14. A parent must accompany each child younger than 6 years old in the pool. Pre-registration is available at www.BoulderParks-Rec.org and day of registration begins at 8 a.m. with the swim lesson beginning promptly at 9 a.m.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created as a platform to help aquatic facilities and the many different regional, national and international water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to communicate the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim.
Following the swimming lesson, the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department offers a free day at Scott Carpenter Pool, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Entry will be free to all swimmers.
For more information, please visit www.BoulderParks-Rec.org and click on the “pools” tab or call Whitney Oftedahl, Boulder Parks and Recreation Department, at 303-413-7214.
FREE Monday Summer Concert Series begins June 10
Join the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department on Monday evenings throughout the summer for free performances in the parks. Concerts start at 7 p.m. and last one hour. Bring a picnic and enjoy the parks with your family! Rain dates are the Tuesdays following the scheduled concert dates.
● June 10 – Central Park Bandshell, Canyon Boulevard and Broadway Street
● June 17 – East Boulder Community Park, 5660 Sioux Dr.
● June 24 – Main Library Lawn, Broadway Street and Canyon Boulevard
● July 1 – Harlow Platts Park, 1360 Gillaspie Drive
● July 8 – Salberg Park, 19th Street and Elder Avenue
● July 15 – Scott Carpenter Park, 1505 30th St.
● July 22 – North Boulder Park, 9th Street and Dellwood Avenue
● July 29 – Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road
For more information, please visit www.BoulderParks-Rec.org or call Whitney Oftedahl, Boulder Parks and Recreation Department, at 303-413-7214.
Boulder Municipal Court to be closed 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14
Boulder Municipal Court will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 14, for a staff meeting.
On Saturday, Aug. 25, Boulder will host stage six of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado’s largest professional bike race. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to visit the city. As a result, Boulder officials are asking residents to be aware of when and where road and facility closures will occur during the event. Please plan ahead and allow for extra time when traveling through Boulder.
The following city facilities, trail areas and roads will be closed for the event:
Friday Aug. 24
Open Space Flagstaff area:
Beginning at 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, there will be no parking along Flagstaff Road from 6th Street to the 5-mile marker (Bison Drive) to allow for the set-up of race-related infrastructure.
After 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, there will be no public access to the Open Space and Mountain Parks properties in the Flagstaff area. This closure includes all property and trails west of 6th Street, north of Gregory Canyon (including the Gregory Canyon trail) and south of Boulder Canyon and east of Chapman Drive.
Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, the only vehicles allowed on Flagstaff Road will be for local residents and race related traffic, from 6th Street to Bison Drive.
Pearl Street from 15th Street to 20th Street will be closed on Friday, Aug. 24, starting at noon.
Both 15th Street and 20th Street will remain open on Friday, but 16th Street, 17th Street, 18th Street and 19th Street will be closed one-half block north and south of Pearl Street. The mall loop will remain open on Friday and access to and from the parking garage at 15th Street and Pearl Street will remain open.
Baseline Road will be closed at 6th Street, preventing vehicular access to Flagstaff. This closure will start at 5 p.m. on Friday evening.
Saturday Aug. 25
Open Space Flagstaff area:
After 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, the public may begin accessing the Flagstaff area on foot using the Viewpoint Trail and by foot or bike using Flagstaff Road. Dogs are prohibited. No bikes will be allowed north of Realization Point on Summit Road. Bike corrals will be available at multiple points on Flagstaff Road.
Tents, canopies or structures will not be allowed on Flagstaff Mountain. Folding chairs and personally held umbrellas are permissible.
After the race, spectators will be allowed to use designated portions of the Flagstaff Trail for egress along with the Viewpoint Trail and Flagstaff Road.
Main Boulder Public Library:
The Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., will be closed Saturday, Aug. 25. Branch libraries (Meadows, George Reynolds and Carnegie) will be open regular Saturday hours. Information: www.boulderlibrary.org.
Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road, will be open; however no public parking will be available anywhere within the Chautauqua area. The Chautauqua Dining Hall will be open.
- On Saturday morning, starting at 6 a.m., the closure of Pearl Street will be extended and Pearl Street will be closed from 15th Street to Folsom Avenue. The closure will affect all cross streets intersecting Pearl Street from 15th Street to Folsom Avenue.
- 17th Street will be completely closed for the entire day from Canyon Boulevard to Spruce Avenue. Vehicles traveling east and west on Walnut Street will be able to cross the intersection of 17th and Walnut streets. All other intersections will be closed.
- Starting at 6 a.m., Spruce Street, from Broadway to 17th Street, will be completely closed for the entire day. Southbound vehicles will be able to cross Spruce Street at 14th Street. Local traffic will be able to cross Spruce Street at 16th Street. All other intersections will be closed.
- Starting at 6 a.m., westbound Baseline Road (toward Flagstaff) from Broadway to the west city limits will be closed, except for local traffic at the Broadway and Baseline Road intersection.
- Starting at 10 a.m., 20th Street between Baseline Road and Cascade Avenue will be closed and will remain closed for the entire day.
In addition to these full-time street closures, there will be periodic closures of numerous roadways along the USA Pro Cycling race route. These closures will typically take between 15 and 45 minutes, as the caravan of race riders, support vehicles and police escorts traverse the course. Estimated times for periodic road closures are available on the Boulder Stage Interactive Map (www.usaproboulder.com/map). A video tour of the interactive map can be seen athttps://vimeo.com/47741383.
To view the most up-to-date event parking and transportation options based on your specific needs, visit the Boulder Stage Interactive Map. The State of Colorado also is announcing information about road closures throughout the region. Regional information is available at www.cotrip.org.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will increase bus service to Boulder to provide more transit options for race spectators, and the HOP will provide free bus service within Boulder on Aug. 25. Service will be doubled for RTD’s BV route and on the BOLT to Longmont. RTD route information is available at: www.rtd-denver.com.
For more information on the Boulder stage of the race, visit www.usaproboulder.com.
Valmont Bike Park and Chautauqua Park playground closed to the public until further notice
Valmont Bike Park and the Chautauqua Park playground are closed to the public until further notice, due to required maintenance caused by the recent winter storm and a cyclocross race at Valmont Bike Park.
Tree limb damage at both parks and poor trail conditions at Valmont Bike Park are scheduled to be repaired by Parks and Recreation staff over the next several days. Valmont Bike Park will also be closed to the public due to the Boulder Cup CycloCross race on Sunday, Oct. 30.
For more information, call Shelly Ruspakka, Parks and Recreation, at 303-413-7214.
City of Boulder parks affected by Boulder County fire ban
Due to a Boulder County issued fire ban on areas west of the North and South Foothills highways and areas east of the Peak to Peak Highway, users of the following City of Boulder parks are prohibited from using park grills until further notice:
● Chautauqua Park – 9th Street and Baseline Road
● Eben G. Fine Park – 3rd Street and Arapahoe Avenue
● North Boulder Park – 9th Street and Dellwood Avenue
● Harlow Platts Park – 1360 Gillaspie Drive
● Foothills Community Park – 800 Cherry Ave.
Gas grills are allowed at these parks with a permit.
For more information, visit www.BoulderParks-Rec.org, or call Shelly Ruspakka, Parks and Recreation, at 303-413-7214.
Municipal Court to be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 8
The Boulder Municipal Court will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, for a staff meeting.
The City of Boulder encourages community members to have an enjoyable and safe Halloween weekend.
In celebration of its 16th Anniversary, the HOP is making getting around town a snap. The HOP will offer free rides to all residents and visitors from 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 30, and from 10 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, Oct. 31. After midnight on Saturday and Sunday, the Silver, Black and Gold Late Night Transit services, which use HOP buses, will continue offering free service until 3 a.m.
Not only is public transportation a safer option for revelers, but it may be the less complicated one in terms of parking, as well. The city-owned garages at 15th and Pearl streets, at 11th and Spruce streets, near RTD at 14th and Walnut streets, at the St. Julien-1000 Walnut Street and at the Randolph Center-1100 Walnut Street will close to incoming vehicles at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, reopening at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. The same schedule will apply to the surface lot at 11th and Spruce streets. Vehicles already parked in the garages or in that lot will be allowed to exit throughout the evening, but no additional cars will be allowed to park during that time period.
The Boulder Police Department will be fully staffed both Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31. Officers would like to let the community know that they will be taking a strict enforcement approach to any state and/or municipal violations. Pursuant to an extension of 5-7-9 B.R.C., 1981, all alcohol containers on the Pearl Street Mall, both open and closed, will be prohibited on Saturday and Sunday.
Parents are encouraged to accompany all young children while trick or treating. The following are some additional safety tips that families may find helpful:
- Make a decision to trick or treat at the homes of relatives or other people you know
- Let someone know what route you will be taking and when you expect to return
- Make sure you and your children are wearing reflective clothing or carrying lights that make you visible after dark
- Be cautious about candy or treats provided by people you do not know
- If your child is wearing a mask, be sure he/she can see through the eye holes and be aware that some footwear with costumes can pose tripping hazards
- Remember that candles pose a fire risk; do not leave them burning unattended
- If anything makes you feel uncomfortable or suspicious, call police dispatch at 303-441-3333 or in an emergency, call 9-1-1
- SOURCE: city press release
Fun Halloween family activities crop up all weekend in Boulder
Looking for something unspookably fun to do this weekend with your family in Boulder? There’s no shortage of options as City of Boulder departments gear up for Halloween festivities. Here’s a rundown of low-cost and free family-centered programs. Ghosts, goblins, or as the case may be, Godzillas, are welcome at all of them.
Friday, Oct. 29
“Creatures of the Night” Halloween Carnival – South Boulder Recreation Center
The South Boulder Recreation Center will host the “Creatures of the Night” Halloween Carnival from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The South Boulder Recreation Center is located at 1360 Gillaspie Drive. This indoor event is open to all children ages 1 to 7 (older siblings are also welcome) and admission is $5 per child. There will be carnival games, crafts, snacks, prizes and a wizard bounce house. All participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. To register, visit www.BoulderParks-Rec.organd click the “Halloween Carnival Oct. 29” link, or pay at the door.
Saturday, Oct. 30
Children’s Halloween concert at Farmer’s Market
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department will conduct a free children’s Halloween concert at the Boulder County Farmer’s Market. The concert begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1770 13th St. in Boulder. The educational concert features OSMP staff Jeff Kagan and Paige Doughty as well as Coyote Bob and other mascots. “It will be a lot of fun for kids. And you just might learn something about Boulder’s wildlife,” said Jeff Kagan, OSMP outreach specialist. “We hope everyone wears their costumes.”
Dinosaur Days at Chautauqua trailhead
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department will be hosting full-sized dinosaurs skeleton replicas from CU’s Science Discovery Program as an education program at Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road. People can stop by anytime between noon and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. “This event is a great way to learn about the thunder-lizards that used to live in Boulder,” said Dave Sutherland, naturalist for the City’s OSMP department. “Come with lots of questions.”
The program is suitable for all ages, including young children. Dinosaur costumes are especially encouraged.
Sunday, Oct. 31
Munchkin Masquerade on the Pearl Street Mall
Bring your costumed kiddos to the annual Pearl Street Mall Munchkin Masquerade from 2 to 5 p.m. for a safe trick-or-treating environment with lots of candy and memorable moments for all.
Trick or Treat on Our Streets/Broadway (Pine to Iris) Reconstruction Project dedication
As part of the 15th annual Trick-or-Treat on Our Streets event at the Community Plaza and Ideal Broadway shops located on Broadway and Alpine Avenue, the city will host a dedication ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. for the Broadway (Pine to Iris) Reconstruction Project.
The dedication event will include a brief introduction by City of Boulder Mayor Susan Osborne, followed by members of the city transportation project team. In the event of inclement weather, the back-up location for the project dedication will be in the Gene Wilson Conference room located at 1155 Alpine Ave. entrance to Boulder Community Hospital.
The Trick-or-Treat on Our Streets event, from 1 to 5 p.m., will also include:
- trick-or-treating at participating merchant establishments;
- fun family activities and gift certificate drawing at Ideal Market;
- free bike tune-ups from Sports Garage at Ideal Market; and
- live music, a climbing wall, and outdoor vendor giveaways and refreshments along Alpine Avenue.
(Please note: Alpine Avenue between 13th Street and Broadway will be closed for this event.)
Halloween concert at Boulder Public Library
Start your Halloween fun early with this free, action-packed Halloween concert at the Main Boulder Public Library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Canyon Theater. Boulder singer-songwriter favorites Mary Sue & Cari will get kids ready for trick-or-treating as they lead everyone in songs that have participants cackling like a witch, spinning like a spider, and howling like a ghost. Costumes are encouraged!
Nia Halloween Jam at East Boulder Community Center
The Parks and Recreation Department will host a Nia Halloween Jam for adults (age 16+) from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at East Boulder Community Center. There will be costume prizes and food. The event is free with admission to the recreation center (punch card, annual pass or $6.25 daily admission fee).