5 of the Best Parks for Awesome Outdoor Yoga in Boulder

Whether you are a Boulder native or a tourist, active yogis want to know the best parks for doing yoga outside. There are many benefits of practicing yoga outdoors; breathing in fresh natural air, feeling a zen connection with nature - not to mention taking in Boulder Colorado’s breathtaking mountain views!

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1. Foothills Community Park

Foothills Community Park is a massive 65.2 acre park offering a unique play area for kids with a rock climbing structure, nearby dog park, sports field, hockey rinks and trail access. Easily find a quiet, clean spot in the shade or sun for your yoga practice. The wrapping views of the Foothills are certain to impress!

Locals also enjoy watching para-gliders floating down the mountainside and landing in the field.

Park Pros

  • Quiet
  • Great views
  • Well maintained
  • Good for groups
  • Shady areas
  • Access to trails, dog park, playground and community garden

Directions

Get directions to Foothills Community Park: 800 Cherry Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

2. Wonderland Lake Park

For an escape in north Boulder with Flat Iron views, travel to Wonderland Lake Park. Warm up for yoga practice with an easy walk around the lake, or a more rigorous hike with elevation gain up the mountain. Afterwards, enjoy a snack at the picnic facilities while the kids have fun on the playground.

This park is best for morning or evening yoga, or even yoga on cloudy days, because there are no shady areas and it can get toasty.

Park Pros

  • Great views
  • Quiet and Clean
  • Good for groups
  • Trail access
  • Nearby dog park
  • Kid-friendly

Park Cons

  • No shade

Directions

Get directions to Wonderland Lake Park: Poplar Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

3. Harlow Platts Community Park

Harlow Platts Community Park provides a large, green open space complete with a lake, paths, exercise stations, a 9-hole disc-golf course and fun playground for the kids.

This park is perfect for busy moms who need easy in-and-out parking and no-fuss natural entertainment for the kids while getting a chance to experience yoga outdoors.

Park Pros

  • Great views
  • Good for groups
  • Good for kids
  • Shady spots
  • Restrooms
  • Easy parking
  • Grills and picnic area

Park Cons

  • The paths can be busy when school starts on weekdays at 8 am

Directions

Get directions to Harlow Platts Community Park: 1360 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

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4. Central Park

This popular downtown Boulder park boasts an educational walk, outdoor amphitheater, grassy spots and access to Boulder Creek.

Bring a friend and go across the street for snacks at the impressive Dushanbe Tea House or just two blocks away to explore the famous Pearl Street pedestrian mall.

Park Pros

  • Close to Pearl Street
  • Free parking in downtown Boulder
  • Shady areas
  • Kid friendly
  • Bike path and walkways
  • Seasonal events like farmer's market, concerts, and craft fairs 

Park Cons

  • Some parts of the park are temporarily under construction (11/06/17)
  • Can become crowded during peak times

Directions

Get directions to Central Park: 1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302

5. Eben G. Fine Park

This park offers green space with a playground, grassy areas, picnic area, and access to trails and paved paths. Dad and the kids can go tubing in Boulder Creek while Mommy grabs some outdoor relaxation.

Park Pros

  • Shady spots
  • Restrooms
  • Dog friendly
  • Kid-friendly
  • Trail access
  • Picnic area

Park Cons

  • Limited parking
  • Crowded in the summer (Note: Come here on weekdays and in the Spring and Fall instead)

Directions

Get directions to Eben G. Fine Park: 101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

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