There are many benefits to Parks and Recreation, and BVSD encourages families to participate in recreation activities and get involved within their community.
Did you know:
Parks and Recreation promotes health and wellness.
Parks and Recreation is a leading provider of childcare and out-of-school time programming.
Parks and Recreation is a leader in youth sports, providing opportunities for children of all skills and abilities to play and introducing kids to a wide variety of sports activities.
Children who spend a significant amount of time in nature also experience better emotional stability and improved mental health.
Parks and Recreation teaches kids about environmental responsibility, provides better cognitive and emotional stimulation, and promotes creativity and imagination.
The City of Boulder has three community recreation centers as well as several other facilities that provide indoor and outdoor spaces for recreation. Boulder Parks and Recreation also maintains parks, natural areas, and trees throughout the city where community members can gather, exercise, rest, build social relationships and enjoy the outdoors close to home.
Boulder Parks and Recreation operate the North Boulder Recreation Center, East Boulder Community Center, and South Boulder Recreation Center; Scott Carpenter Pool and Spruce Pool; several sports complexes, Valmont Bike park, two outdoor skate parks, the Boulder Reservoir, and the Flatirons Golf Course. Staff also manage, operate, and maintain more than 1,800 acres of urban parkland and natural areas.
Boulder Parks and Recreation partners with local organizations and groups to offer over 2,500 diverse types of recreation programs that promote physically and mentally active lifestyles for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities. Some programs include a fee, while others are subsidized to ensure all members of the community have access to recreation.
To find out more about Parks and Recreation near you visit Parks & Recreation | City of Boulder (bouldercolorado.gov).