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photo courtesy Rayback Collective

Outdoor food court is family-friendly

By Haley Gray

Rayback Collective, Boulder’s much-anticipated food truck park, opened with a bang July 15. The trendy industrial space is housed in the old Rayback Plumbing warehouse at 2775 Valmont Road—at the northwest corner of 28th Street and Valmont. And it now teems with hungry Boulderites every nonworking hour of the night and day.

Rayback’s towering stacks of toilets and piping of yesteryear have been replaced by a tidy, family-friendly outdoor food court with a rotating lineup of local food trucks that switch out every day for both lunch and dinner. The site also features picnic tables, and cornhole and bocce ball pitches. Inside, the sprawling warehouse has single-party and community tables, a 30-tap bar pouring local craft beer and wine, a stage for live music, and a venue for film screenings and other events.

photo courtesy Rayback Collective
photo courtesy Rayback Collective

Boulder has taken to the new space like deer to your garden, so get in while the getting’s good, and be forewarned that your food is going to set you back at least $10, even for a modest portion of mac and cheese. We love playing at the Rayback on sunny afternoons and enjoying post-work sips in the twinkly light-strung yard. Parking is a nightmare, so ride a bike if you can, via the multiuse path that runs along the west end of the park.

Visit www.therayback.com; 720-507-8838.