Boulder, CO
United States
Boulder Creek south of Arapahoe Avenue Boulder AIDS Memorial Garden since 1 November 1990
without names
The Memorial Garden was christened in October of 1990 by a collaboration of clients and volunteers of Boulder County AIDS Project as well as the City of Boulder. Throughout the past few decades Boulder County AIDS Project staff and volunteers, namely the volunteer members of the Interfaith AIDS Coalition, have continued to care for the monument.
The monument itself does not contain the names of those who have passed away from HIV/AIDS or related illness. The monument reads:
   AIDS Memorial Garden:
   Dedicated with love by friends, family, and partners.
   October 1990
   Boulder County AIDS Project
While the monument is on public display in a highly trafficked area in Boulder, it is highlighted during the Annual Candlelight Vigil. The International Candlelight Vigil is one of the oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV/AIDS awareness in the world. During the event activists, family members and supporters gather together at the Boulder County AIDS Project, and then participate in a silent walk through downtown Boulder to the AIDS Memorial Garden along Boulder Creek. The walk will pause at the Courthouse for brief words in memory of those who have lost their battle with AIDS. At the Memorial Garden, the program will continue with music, a reading of the names of local people lost to AIDS, and a short reflection period. The Memorial serves to continue honoring the lost and raise social consciousness about the continuing challenges of HIV/AIDS.

Boulder County AIDS Project