Best playgrounds in Boulder

Check out the top playgrounds in Boulder, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Eben G. Fine Park
1. Eben G. Fine Park
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47 local reviews
101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-413-7200
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John
Stunning park at the head of the Boulder Creek and Boulder Creek Path with a variety of recreational…
Casey
Right next to the Boulder Creek, so you can play in the water or go tubing on a hot day. There is also a good…
Joshua
This beautiful park is nestled right up against Boulder Creek and is a great place to have a picnic and cool…
1. Eben G. Fine Park
1. Eben G. Fine Park
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47 local reviews
101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-413-7200
John
John
Stunning park at the head of the Boulder Creek and Boulder Creek Path with a variety of recreational amenities, including a playground, open…
Casey
Casey
Right next to the Boulder Creek, so you can play in the water or go tubing on a hot day. There is also a good playground for kids, access…
Joshua
Joshua
This beautiful park is nestled right up against Boulder Creek and is a great place to have a picnic and cool off. There is a playground for…
2. North Boulder Park
2. North Boulder Park
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28 local reviews
2848 9th Street, Boulder
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-413-7200
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Jamie
Huge park in beautiful North Boulder. In the summer, it's a great playground for kids, with lots of local…
Brenda
Enjoy year round activities: Slack lining, frisbee, soccer, workout stations, playground, ball field and…
Susie
Giant flat park with terrific playground. Groomed in the winter for x-country skiing!
2. North Boulder Park
2. North Boulder Park
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28 local reviews
2848 9th Street, Boulder
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-413-7200
Jamie
Jamie
Huge park in beautiful North Boulder. In the summer, it's a great playground for kids, with lots of local families. When there is snow, they…
Brenda
Brenda
Enjoy year round activities: Slack lining, frisbee, soccer, workout stations, playground, ball field and summertime park concerts,…
Susie
Susie
Giant flat park with terrific playground. Groomed in the winter for x-country skiing!
3. Chautauqua Park
3. Chautauqua Park
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274 local reviews
Chautauqua Park, Boulder
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-442-3282
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Susan
This is where all the postcard shots of the Flatirons are taken from. A large green grass park with a nice…
Casey
Access to some of the most beautiful short hikes in Boulder. Kids playground, nice park with a big lawn for…
Danielle
Good picnic location with lots of open space and a small playground for kids. There are also lots of hiking…
3. Chautauqua Park
3. Chautauqua Park
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274 local reviews
Chautauqua Park, Boulder
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-442-3282
Susan
Susan
This is where all the postcard shots of the Flatirons are taken from. A large green grass park with a nice playground for kids. This is also…
Casey
Casey
Access to some of the most beautiful short hikes in Boulder. Kids playground, nice park with a big lawn for picnics, and a historic building…
Danielle
Danielle
Good picnic location with lots of open space and a small playground for kids. There are also lots of hiking trails that start at…
4. Scott Carpenter Park
4. Scott Carpenter Park
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5 local reviews
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Sarah
Scott Carpenter Park and Pool is a community park that provides visitors with a wide variety of recreational…
Robert
Big, grassy park, amazing playground for kids and a large beautiful pool that is open from June to September …
Virginia
Great open park, kids playground, easy access to Boulder Creek Path.
4. Scott Carpenter Park
4. Scott Carpenter Park
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5 local reviews
Sarah
Sarah
Scott Carpenter Park and Pool is a community park that provides visitors with a wide variety of recreational facilities including a swimming…
Robert
Robert
Big, grassy park, amazing playground for kids and a large beautiful pool that is open from June to September
Virginia
Virginia
Great open park, kids playground, easy access to Boulder Creek Path.
5. Waneka Lake Park
5. Waneka Lake Park
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17 local reviews
1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 303-661-1460
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Katherine
1.2 miles of recreation path includes exercise stations, Greenly Wildlife Preserve, fishing, boating, birding…
Lynn
Beautiful huge lake with a 1.3 mile gravel path around it, with views of 13,000 foot peaks. Wonderful picnic…
Cassie
Beautiful lake and walking path with playgrounds, exercise stations, and paddle boats/canoes for rent in the…
5. Waneka Lake Park
5. Waneka Lake Park
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17 local reviews
1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 303-661-1460
Katherine
Katherine
1.2 miles of recreation path includes exercise stations, Greenly Wildlife Preserve, fishing, boating, birding (bald eagles, hawks, owls, and…
Lynn
Lynn
Beautiful huge lake with a 1.3 mile gravel path around it, with views of 13,000 foot peaks. Wonderful picnic area and playground for kids. …
Cassie
Cassie
Beautiful lake and walking path with playgrounds, exercise stations, and paddle boats/canoes for rent in the summer!
6. Roosevelt Park
6. Roosevelt Park
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9 local reviews
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Andrew
Next to Luna Cafe, nice open park with amphitheater and playground and zero entry kids' pool. Often events…
Daniel
Center of Longmont overlooking Longs peak. There is a playground, skating rink, walking path, garden and a…
Stephen
Roosevelt Park has a big playground, ice skating rink in the winter, and is close to good eats and drinks.
6. Roosevelt Park
6. Roosevelt Park
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9 local reviews
Andrew
Andrew
Next to Luna Cafe, nice open park with amphitheater and playground and zero entry kids' pool. Often events held there and ice skating rink…
Daniel
Daniel
Center of Longmont overlooking Longs peak. There is a playground, skating rink, walking path, garden and a ton of view.
Stephen
Stephen
Roosevelt Park has a big playground, ice skating rink in the winter, and is close to good eats and drinks.
7. LaVern M. Johnson Park
7. LaVern M. Johnson Park
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12 local reviews
600 Park Drive, Lyons
+1 303-823-6150
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Lindsay
This park is right behind the house (basically the backyard) and has just been re-opened since the flood. They…
Laurie
Bounded on three sides by the North St. Vrain Creek and sandstone cliffs, also called LaVern Johnson Park, is…
Jessica
Most magical playground in Colorado, nestled in a stunning canyon, with a mountain stream snaking around it.
7. LaVern M. Johnson Park
7. LaVern M. Johnson Park
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12 local reviews
600 Park Drive, Lyons
+1 303-823-6150
Lindsay
Lindsay
This park is right behind the house (basically the backyard) and has just been re-opened since the flood. They have done a really great job…
Laurie
Laurie
Bounded on three sides by the North St. Vrain Creek and sandstone cliffs, also called LaVern Johnson Park, is a community favorite year…
Jessica
Jessica
Most magical playground in Colorado, nestled in a stunning canyon, with a mountain stream snaking around it.
8. Wonderland Lake Park
8. Wonderland Lake Park
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16 local reviews
Poplar Avenue, Boulder
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-413-7200
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Heather
Flat hiking trail at the base of the foothills with a smaller kid's playground as well as a little lake-side…
Danya
Beautiful safe playground for kids of all ages! If you're a grown-up "kid" check out the adjacent meadow…
Jenny
Nice loop trail around lake and trails into the foothills. Playground, bird watching, fishing, beautiful…
8. Wonderland Lake Park
8. Wonderland Lake Park
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16 local reviews
Poplar Avenue, Boulder
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-413-7200
Heather
Heather
Flat hiking trail at the base of the foothills with a smaller kid's playground as well as a little lake-side access to catch tadpoles or…
Danya
Danya
Beautiful safe playground for kids of all ages! If you're a grown-up "kid" check out the adjacent meadow where you'll often find people…
Jenny
Jenny
Nice loop trail around lake and trails into the foothills. Playground, bird watching, fishing, beautiful views.
9. Foothill Elementary School
9. Foothill Elementary School
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3 local reviews
1001 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder
+1 720-561-2600
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Ina
Beautiful scenery and a playground open to public (not during school hours, though).
9. Foothill Elementary School
9. Foothill Elementary School
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3 local reviews
1001 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder
+1 720-561-2600
Ina
Ina
Beautiful scenery and a playground open to public (not during school hours, though).
10. Memory Square Park
10. Memory Square Park
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3 local reviews
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Katie
Another nice park, with a playground, picnic tables, horseshoes - bocce courts - shaded areas - turf-room to…
D.Cristopher
Great playground for kids!
10. Memory Square Park
10. Memory Square Park
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3 local reviews
Katie
Katie
Another nice park, with a playground, picnic tables, horseshoes - bocce courts - shaded areas - turf-room to set-up volleyball
D.Cristopher
D.Cristopher
Great playground for kids!
11. Pearl Street Mall
11. Pearl Street Mall
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293 local reviews
1942 Broadway, Boulder
+1 303-449-3774
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Nikki
Food, art, shopping, buskers doing outdoor shows, a kids playground, and people watching, all kinds of people…
Mary
Pedestrian mall with street performers, open air restaurants, cool shops, fun little playgrounds for kids,…
11. Pearl Street Mall
11. Pearl Street Mall
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293 local reviews
1942 Broadway, Boulder
+1 303-449-3774
Nikki
Nikki
Food, art, shopping, buskers doing outdoor shows, a kids playground, and people watching, all kinds of people. Day or night, this is the…
Mary
Mary
Pedestrian mall with street performers, open air restaurants, cool shops, fun little playgrounds for kids, often there are art fairs on the…
12. McIntosh Lake Trail
12. McIntosh Lake Trail
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15 local reviews
McIntosh Lake Trail, Longmont
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Jill & Britt
McIntosh Lake. The lake offers two parks with playground areas, a 3.5 mile path around the lake to walk,…
Julia Cameron
I love this 3.5 mile walk around the lake. There are several playground were you can pause for kids to play.
12. McIntosh Lake Trail
12. McIntosh Lake Trail
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15 local reviews
McIntosh Lake Trail, Longmont
Jill & Britt
Jill & Britt
McIntosh Lake. The lake offers two parks with playground areas, a 3.5 mile path around the lake to walk, snowshoe, or cross-country ski and…
Julia Cameron
Julia Cameron
I love this 3.5 mile walk around the lake. There are several playground were you can pause for kids to play.