PLAY Boulder Foundation is the official non-profit partner of the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department.

Our mission is to support excellence in parks and recreation by mobilizing community support through education, philanthropy and advocacy. We enhance local public spaces, preserve Boulder’s environment, and expand access to recreation programs.


We’re making Boulder even better.

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Join our campaigns to enhance local facilities, parks and public gathering spaces in Boulder to foster a more unified and healthy community.

A project we’re proud of:
Boulder Reservoir Refresh

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Environmental Sustainability

The PLAY Boulder Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the long term sustainability of Boulder’s environment. From our city’s trees to pollinator-friendly plants, PLAY Boulder is making strides to keep our city healthy and resilient for years to come.

A project we’re proud of:
Boulder Tree Trust



PLAY Boulder is dedicated to achieving health equity by supporting programs like PLAYpass, EXPAND, and YSI. We ensure that residents of all ability, age and means can access the great programs Boulder has to offer while feeling welcomed and included.

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PLAYpass provides financial support to youth to increase access to fee-based recreational programming.

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Duck Race

The Great Boulder Duck Race was founded in 1988 and has since become a Boulder tradition. Get ready for the next one!

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Tree Trust

The Tree Trust works with community members to plant and protect Boulder’s urban canopy.

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