Urban placemaking

Together we can leverage the City's investment to help Boulder reach its full vision for the Boulder Reservoir and Scott Carpenter Pool and Park.  

Why now? - By 2019, the City of Boulder plans to invest $11M+ in Scott Carpenter Park and the Boulder Reservoir.  Additional features funds will take this investment even further, ensuring out community's needs and desires are met. The opportunity to leverage the city's investment is NOW. 

For the Scott Carpenter in All of Us: Scott Carpenter, one of America’s heroic astronauts and an aquanaut, dedicated Boulder’s beloved park bearing his name in 1963. At almost 60 years old, our community’s only 50-meter outdoor pool is leaking and the park’s infrastructure is struggling despite regular maintenance. The city plans to replace the pool to meet our basic needs but we desire an affordable, accessible space that  an provide a safe family fun zone for many years to come. This campaign will add another slide to the pool, additional playground,  skatepark and water features; as well as educational signage intended to inspire Boulder’s next scientific pioneers.

Boulder's Beach-side Respite: The Reservoir remains one of the city’s most beloved urban parks. It’s in dire need of a refreshing and the city plans to replace the bathing facilities, shade spaces, main deck and concessions area heightening accessibility, safety and sustainability. Our Reservoir will be even better with the addition of a community-envisioned boardwalk, path and overlooks,  picnic pavilions, shade, indoor-outdoor fire pit and a playground. These features are within our reach.


Want to Join the effort?

Email info@playboulder.org to get involved.