Yes, Colorado summers can entail a freak hailstorm or even a day full of thunder, lightning, and rain. But it’s the hot, dry climate and an abundance of sunshine that are sure to dominate the summer months here in Boulder, meaning locals will be looking for ways to chill out and cool off. Water activities in Boulder? We’ve got ’em!
Whether it’s poolside relaxation, water recreation, getting feet wet in the Creek, or anything in between, there are ample opportunities for Boulderites to cool off with aquatic activities this summer. You’re never at a shortage for water activities to beat the heat.
Sunbathing on the beach, boating, picnicking, swimming, participating in some stand up paddle boarding. Boulder Reservoir is Boulder’s beach destination during the summer and a wealth of water activities in Boulder’s own backyard. A site for both family recreation and competition (Boulder Reservoir plays host to the annual Stroke & Stride race series) this site has all the benefits of beachside relaxation with Boulder’s quintessential mountain views as a bonus.
Boulder has ample opportunities to hang out at and play in pools around town this summer.
With springboards and a slide, Scott Carpenter Pool is also the only 50-meter pool in Boulder, making it a great place to for a little work and a little play. Scott Carpenter Pool also hosts fun and unique activities throughout the summer, such as the upcoming log rolling event on July 8th.
Spruce Pool is likewise a wonderful place to relax and is a local favorite amongst families.
With opportunities for play, leisure, and exercise, the City of Boulder’s recreation centers boast pool facilities that afford both family fun and athletic challenge. Be sure to take a look at the monthly schedules for the East Boulder Community Center, South Boulder Recreation Center, and North Boulder Recreation Center, to check on times for lap swim, open swim, aquatic classes, and more.
Pearl Street Mall
Are your kids (or you for that matter) in need of a quick cool off during a day enjoying the summer sun while window shopping on Pearl Street Mall? Stop at the Pop Jet Fountain on the walking mall for a quick spritz of water and an instant cool down.
Running through Downtown Boulder, the Boulder Creek Path is an ever-popular trail where locals and visitors can jog, walk, bike, and more, with the refreshing option of a dip in Boulder Creek to cool off. With options for fishing and tubing as well, Boulder Creek is a favorite local hang out during the summer months.
Whether you’re just getting your feet wet or diving headfirst into Boulder’s aquatic opportunities this summer, enjoy cooling off and having fun in the sun, Boulder. Make sure to do a cannonball for us – cowabunga!