Our Mission

PLAY Boulder Foundation creates excellence in parks and recreation in Boulder, Colorado by mobilizing community support through education, philanthropy and advocacy. 

Founded in 1976, we are the nonprofit partner of Boulder’s Parks & Recreation Department striving to: 

  • Engage those committed to ensuring Boulder’s unparalleled way of life is maintained;

  • Ensure that there are adequate resources to provide safe, quality recreation opportunities for all;

  • Connect the city to those willing to provide time, treasure and talent to address needs above what our municipality can achieve alone;

  • Embody a model public-private relationship that creates and maintains outstanding recreational programs and public spaces.

Board members


Kristin Milardo - PLAYpass Program Coordinator - kristin@playboulder.org

Ana Fernandez Frank - PLAYpass Community Outreach - ana@playboulder.org

Natalie Buchholz - Tree Trust Coordinator - natalie.treetrust@playboulder.org


we value

Access for everyone and the power of parks and recreation in providing respite for all.

Promotion of health and well-being.

Responsible environmental standards in all parks and recreational facilities.

Powerful results achieved together and the leaders among us who make change possible.

Relationship building through volunteerism, engagement and communal investment.

Respect of the public and donor trust in all financial transactions.

Learn more about PLAY Boulder Foundation on our ColoradoGives profile