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



PEOPLE. We believe everyone should be able to enjoy Boulder’s great spaces, places and activities!  Our work ensures underserved members of our community can enjoy the best Boulder has to offer.  We are proud supporters of Boulder’s EXPAND and YSI programs serving the disabled and underserved youth across our city.


PLAY. We support Boulder’s commitment to environmental sustainability and work hard to ensure our public spaces reflect those values. From ensuring the long term sustainability of trees all over the city to supporting the planting of pollinator friendly flora, PLAY is working to protect what we love most about Boulder.  Learn more about our current initiative to protect the urban forest from the impacts of Emerald Ash Borer.


PLACE. We are fortunate to have great parks, playgrounds and pools in Boulder.  Going from great to AWESOME is possible as we leverage the will and vision of people across our community committed to even better parks and facilities. Learn more about our current project to enhance facilities and public spaces or get in touch to tell us how you would like to see Boulder improve. 

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”

Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities