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Parks and Open Space

Rocky Mountain National Park

In less than an hour (about 38 miles) from Longmont, you can be at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a beautiful, scenic drive west of Longmont up Highway 36. Highway 36 passes through the quaint little town of Lyons, a…

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Longmont is a great place to stay and adventure out on day trips across the Front Range of Colorado. About an hour or 35 miles east of Longmont is Keenesburg, CO and home to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is not a zoo and offers a…

St. Vrain State Park

St. Vrain State Park is a family-friendly destination for visitors seeking a peaceful and simple outdoor break. It’s an easy drive from Denver or Fort Collins, located on Highway 119 just off I-25 (Exit 240). Formerly named Barbour Ponds,…

Collyer Park

Situated in the Historic East Side Neighborhood, Collyer Park hosts many neighborhood activities. Its mature trees offer relaxing shade and respite from summer heat. The park offers sand volleyball, tennis and pickleball courts, picnic…

Golden Ponds

With a magnificent view of Longs Peak and the Front Range, Golden Ponds park features 94 acres with 56 acres of water surface in four ponds. The park is a trailhead to the western end of the St.Vrain Greenway and has 2.6 miles of park…

Dog Park #1

Located at 21st and Francis Street. Please park West of the dog park at Garden Acres Park or East of the dog park at Carr Park. Both lots are located on 21st Avenue. Please be courteous to the neighbors as neighborhood parking is…

Roosevelt Park & Activity Pool

Roosevelt Park, presumably named for President Theodore Roosevelt after his visit to Longmont in 1900, is one of the original parks planned by the Chicago-Colorado Colony. Covering three city blocks, the land was purchased in 1871 by…

Sandstone Ranch Park

Sandstone Ranch Park is situated on 313 acres of land abundant in natural, cultural and historic resources. It is both a community park and a district park/nature preserve. The western side of the park features a four-plex ball field…

Blue Skies Park

This eleven acre park was designed around a flight timeline with themed images found throughout the park. The name Blue Skies is a common airline pilot phrase and was suggested for a park name since the Longmont Municipal Airport is nearby.…

Dog Park #2

A great place to bring your dog to run, play and enjoy the great outdoors. Located on Saint Vrain Road, just west of Airport Road. Parking lot available. Attraction Details Attraction Type:Recreation Season:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall…

Thompson Park

Thompson Park is one of the three parks designed into the original Chicago-Colorado Colony town plat. The park is named after Elizabeth Rowell Thompson (1820-1899), a renowned philanthropist, temperance reformer and abolitionist who lived…

Stephen Day Park

Stephen Day Park is on the corner of East Mountain View Avenue and Deerwood Drive, south of Fall River Elementary School. The park was named in honor of Stephen Day, a local Vietnam war veteran who won a distinguished service award and a…

Old Mill Park

Old Mill Park was dedicated August 1, 1976 for historical and educational purposes. Containing original buildings, plantings, and artifacts, it has been designated a landmark by the City of Longmont. The Townley House (1871) guards the…