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Picnic & Park Shelters

Picnic & Park Shelters

Shelters are open with restrictions:
• 10 or fewer visitors allowed.
• Limit stay to one hour or less.
• Surfaces are not disinfected.
• Reservations are not accepted at this time.

Shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beech Shelter

Beech Shelter

Located near the Lefthand Trailhead that is managed by the City of Boulder.
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  • 100 person capacity
  • Seating provided for 50 but we allow up to 100 people to use the shelter for those who bring their own tables and chairs as long as they stay within the footprint of the shelter
  • 6 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Betasso Preserve Shelter

Betasso Preserve Shelter

Located at Betasso Preserve west of Boulder.

  • 50 person capacity
  • 4 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms
  • No bikes on Wednesday or Saturday

Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm

Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm Shelter

Located at the Stearns Lake trailhead at Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm near Broomfield.

  • 25 person capacity
  • 2 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Coalton Trailhead Shelter

Coalton Trailhead Shelter

Located at the Coalton Trailhead in Superior.

  • 25 person capacity
  • 2 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Fairgrounds picnic shelter

Fairgrounds Shelter

Located at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont.

  • 100 person capacity
  • 12 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms
  • Reservation fee varies

Contact the Fairgrounds Scheduling Coordinator to reserve.

Hall Ranch Shelter

Hall Ranch Shelter

Located at Hall Ranch in Lyons.

  • 50 person capacity
  • 4 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Heil Valley Ranch Shelter

Heil Valley Ranch Shelter

Located at the south trailhead of Heil Valley Ranch between Lyons and Boulder.

  • 50 person capacity
  • 6 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms


Lagerman Reservoir Shelter

Lagerman Reservoir Shelter

Located at Lagerman Reservoir in Longmont.

  • 25 person capacity
  • 2 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Lefthand Valley Grange Shelter

Lefthand Valley Grange Shelter

Located along the Niwot Trails in Niwot.

  • 50 person capacity
  • 4 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Mud Lake Shelter

Mud Lake Shelter

Located at Mud Lake in Nederland.

  • 50 person capacity
  • 4 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Pella Crossing Shelter

Pella Crossing Shelter

Located at Pella Crossing in Longmont.

  • 20 person capacity
  • 2 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Rabbit Mountain Shelter

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain Shelter

Located at Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain near Lyons.

  • 30 person capacity
  • 2 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Walden Ponds Shelter

Walden Ponds – Cottonwood Marsh Shelter

Located near Cottonwood Marsh at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat near Boulder.

  • 50 person capacity
  • 5 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Walden Ponds Small Shelter

Walden Ponds – Wally Toevs Shelter

Located near Wally Toevs Pond at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat near Boulder.

  • 10 person capacity
  • 1 picnic table
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Walker Ranch Shelter

Walker Ranch Shelter

Located at the Meyers Gulch Trailhead at Walker Ranch southwest of Boulder.

  • 50 person capacity
  • 6 picnic tables
  • BBQ grill
  • Restrooms

Contact Us

Parks & Open Space

Raquel Robles
303-678-6222