Park and Play Boating
Boulder Playpark: Location:The whitewater park is located in Eben G.
Fine park at the mouth of Boulder Canyon. Go west on Arapahoe all the way
to the park and park on the right. Please see our map. Our map is downloadable
in pdf format and we have a map that can be loaded onto a Garmin GPS.
Boulder Creek in Boulder
Description: The whitewater park
in boulder was built before the modern day play boat. The drop structures
are not the best design for modern playboats. However, there are lots of
squirt lines and splat rocks to keep you amused. The course begins with
a six foot slide drop into a huge pool. This is the most exciting drop on
the course, and can be a fun challenge for the beginner/intermediate. The
next drop is a ten foot long slide that is run to the far right. The rest
of the course consists of small drops and holes that land in large pools.
This section is excellent for beginners to practice eddy turns, ferries,
peel outs, and rolls. The drop after the bridge is called Widowmaker. With
good water it can get pretty sticky, so hit it with a lot of speed or portage.
Widowmaker is great for big enders and blast wheels. If you flip over in
the hole it may give you a little thrashing. Many boaters have practiced
their breast stroke here. The course continues for another ¼ mile.
This section is a little faster and more continuous than the upper section.
Take out before the next bridge.
Boulder Creek Slalom Race
Length of Course: ½ mile
Main feature: Ender Hole + Slalom Course
Flow: under 250cfs: low
250 to 500: good flow
runnable down to 75 cfs
Current USGS Flows for Boulder Creek
Fun fact: tubers in bikinis
Click here to download our pdf map to the Boulder
Playpark. You can see a map
online here as well.
If needed, download Adobe