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Guide to the Best Parks in Northern Colorado

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This guide was created by moms with moms in mind. You’ll find notes on whether parks include stroller-friendly trails, baby/toddler and ADA-friendly swings, equipment for younger kids, water features, and other helpful tidbits for planning your outings!

This resource will be ever-expanding, so let us know your favorite parks to visit in Northern Colorado in the comments. It’s a good day when we get out and play!

  • Best Parks in Northern Colorado Leaf

    Avery Park

    Address: 1101 Castlerock Dr., Fort Collins

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes, close to the playground

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA, face-to-face parent/child swing

    Stroller-friendly walks: No

    Water feature: A running creek with rocks at the entrance of the park that kids can wade in and catch crawfish. You must pass over the creek via bridge to get to the playground equipment.

    Take note: Park is located near the street.

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    City Park

    Address: 1500 W. Mulberry St., Fort Collins

    Parking: Designated parking spots on the street in front of the playground

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, across the street around the lake

    Water feature: There is a lake (Sheldon Lake) across the street with a walking path. There is also the City Park Pool, which has its own entrance. Check their website for hours and rates.  There is no splash park or visible water from the playground.

    Take note: You can pick up the trolley near the playground. Check their website for hours and rates.

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    Edora Park

    Address: 1420 E. Stuart, Fort Collins

    Parking: Two lots, one off of Stuart and one off of Welch. The lot off of Welch is closer to the playground.

    Bathrooms: Yes but they are not close to the playground. They are near the baseball fields.

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, connects to Spring Creek Trail.

    Water feature: Spring Creek is near the park but not visible from the playground.

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    Fossil Creek Park

    Address: 5821 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes, but they aren’t very close to the playground

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: There is a splash park located on the west side of park that is not visible from the playground. There is also a large non-swimming lake (Portner Reservoir) with a walking trail.

    Take note: The park’s distinguishing feature is the woolly mammoth in the middle of the playground that kids can climb on.

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    Lee Martinez Park

    Address: 600 N. Sherwood St., Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA, zipline swing

    Stroller-friendly walks: Path that connects to the Poudre Trail.

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park is very ADA friendly. The Lee Martinez Farm is next to the park but requires an entrance fee. Check the farm’s website for hours and rates.

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    Rossborough Park

    Address: 1630 Casa Grande Blvd., Fort Collins

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

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    Spring Park

    Address: 2100 Mathews St., Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: The nearby path leads to the Spring Creek Trail.

    Water feature: The Spring Creek is close to the park but not visible from the playground.

    Take note: This park is different than Spring Canyon park (see below).

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    Spring Canyon Park

    Address: 2626 W. Horsetooth Rd., Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Splash park located at the entrance of the park.

    Take note: This park is very ADA accessible with lots of ramps and equipment designed for wheelchairs. The layout of the park makes it hard to sit in one spot and always have an eye on your kid.

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    Troutman Park

    Address: 500 W. Troutman Parkway

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Non-swimming pond that is visible (but not too close) to the playground.

    Take note: The park is a decent walk from the street.

  • Best Parks in Northern Colorado Leaf

    Twin Silo Park

    Address: Intersection of Ketcher and Ziegler roads, Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA, face-to-face parent/child swing

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Shallow-wading creek

    Take note: The distinguishing feature of this park is the slide that goes between two silos, which were brought to the park from Prospect and Timberline. This is Fort Collins’ newest community park.

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    Centennial Park

    Address: 977 W. 1st St. (at the corner of 1st St. & Taft Ave.), Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, next to the Big Thompson River and the close by River’s Edge Natural Area

    Water feature: Fishing at Jayhawker Ponds and River’s Edge Natural Area

    Take note: There’s a lot to see and do at this park with the nearby baseball field, inline hockey rink, horseshoe pits, and sculptures; there’s a reservable shelter for up to 150 people.

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    Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park 

    Address: 401 W. 13th St. (at the corner of Grant St. & W. Eisenhower Blvd.), Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Not at the park, but Lake Loveland has a walking trail and is right across the street!

    Water feature: Lake Loveland

    Take note: There’s a large cannon near the playground that some kids will love to check out!

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    Fairgrounds Park 

    Address: 700 S. Railroad Ave., Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, sidewalk trails throughout the park

    Water feature: Spray park and fishing at the nearby Big Thompson River

    Take note: This award-winning park as two large pavillions, a “tot-lot” play area, two playgrounds and much more worth checking out!

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    Loveland Sports Park 

    Address: 950 N. Boyd Lake Ave., Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: There’s plenty of ground to cover just on the sidewalks throughout the park, but there are no dedicated walking trails.

    Water feature: Spray park

    Take note: This park has two shelters and a large picnic area for reservation; because there are many dedicated fields and courts, this area gets busy with sports players and spectators so may not be the best choice for a casual park visit during peak sporting seasons.

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    Mehaffey Park 

    Address: 3350 W. 29th St. (North Entrance), 3285 W. 22nd St. (South Entrance), Loveland

    Parking: Lots

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, bucket swings

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes: waterfall, stream and stream bridges

    Take note: The adventure playground is geared toward older kids with a climbing wall, treehouse, and turbo slide; however, kids 3 and under will still have a great time playing in the water features and running around this 64-acre park!

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    North Lake Park

    Address: 2750 N. Taft Ave., Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Benson Sculpture Park is just across the street for a wonderful, art-filled walk.

    Water feature: Swim beach

    Take note: There’s a mini-train (Buckhorn Northern Railroad) for 75 cents a ride! Check here for hours. 

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    Seven Lakes Park 

    Address: 1975 Park Dr., Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Many paved trails along lakes, with Recreation Trail Access.

    Water feature: No

    Take note: There are two play areas for children and although the park is a little tucked out of the way, it’s often described as a “hidden gem.”

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    Aberdour Circle Park

    Address: 6600 Aberdour Circle, Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail that circles around the shelters, playground and court.

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes a basketball court, shelter can seat approximately 16 people.

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    Bison Ridge Park

    Address: 1990 Yonkee Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail that circles around the shelter, playground.

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Shelter can seat approximately 32 people.

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    Boardwalk Community Park

    Address: 100 North 5th St., Windsor

    Parking: Small parking lot off of 5th St., large parking lot off 6th and Birch St.

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA, one face-to-face parent/child swing

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail around playground, shelters and Windsor Lake

    Water feature: This is a large park near Windsor Lake with beach access.

    Take note: This is the go-to spot during the summer months with its beach, boating, dog park, fishing and sand volleyball. There is also a stage where community events and concerts (check out the lineup for Windsor’s Summer Concert Series) make this location a favorite on summer nights.

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    Brunner Farm

    Address: 305 Prospector St., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved figure eight trail around playground, grass fields

    Water feature: Pond is far south and not visible from playground

    Take note: From a satellite view it may not appear that this playground has much to offer, but it is perfect for new walkers and toddlers with most curiosities close to the ground. Shelter seats approximately 16 people.

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    Chimney Park

    Address: 200 East Chestnut St., Windsor

    Parking: Parking lots off East Chestnut St., also parking lot in front of Chimney Park Pool off Chimney Park Dr.

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around the playground, ball parks and pool

    Water feature: Municipal pool is fully fenced in

    Take note: The playground is small, but perfect for an intimate pit-stop to get wiggles out near a public restroom or while watching a ball game. Shelter seats approximately 32 people.

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    Covenant Park

    Address: 1401 Fernwood Dr

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around playground.

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes basketball court, horseshoe pit and sand volleyball. If your child likes to dig, this playground includes three diggers! Shelter seats approximately 32 people.

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    Coyote Gulch Park

    Address: 7005 Aladar Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around playground and other amenities

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes a basketball court, bocce ball and horseshoes; shelter seats approximately 16 people.

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    Diamond Valley Community Park

    Address: 801 Diamond Valley Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Gravel parking lot off Diamond Valley Dr.

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walk from parking to ball fields, playground and shelters

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This playground is not very big, but if your child likes to climb or spin, it’s a winner along with the convenience of a public restroom.

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    Eastman Park

    Address: 7025 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Parking lot off Eastman Park Dr.

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail around playground, other amenities and pond

    Water feature: Pond is great for fishing and an easy stroll. Although it is close to the playground, there is a fence around it.

    Take note: Also includes disc golf, dog park, skate park and multiple sports fields; shelters seat approximately 48 people.

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    Founders Green Park

    Address: 1201 Grand Ave., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around playground and basketball court

    Water feature: None

    Take note: There is a landscaped division between the main playground area and swing set that may add a challenge if you are trying to keep an eye on multiple children at once. Also includes a basketball court. Two shelters seat approximately 16 people each.

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    Main Park

    Address: 300 Locust St., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: Standard, one face-to-face parent/child swing, one ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around playground and gazebo

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes basketball court, horseshoe pit, pickleball courts. Park is split into the East and West playgrounds with bathrooms and a gazebo in the middle. The East playground is geared more towards toddlers. The West playground has been recently remodeled and is geared towards children ages 5-12 and includes a wheelchair-accessible swing.

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    Northern Lights Park

    Address: 550 Saratoga Way, Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail around playground, basketball court and grassy area

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park is great if you have children of different ages that you are trying to keep track of as the toddler equipment and big kid equipment are close in proximity. Also includes a basketball court and skate park, shelter seats approximately 16 people.

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    Poudre Heights Park

    Address: 1670 Green River Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail around playground, basketball court and surrounding nature

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes a backstop, basketball court and horseshoe pit; shelter seats approximately 32 people.

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    Windsor Highlands Park

    Address: 7985 Highland Meadows Pkwy

    Parking: Parking lot at NOCO Ice Center off Schooner Ln.

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around the playground, courts and grassy areas

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes a backstop, basketball court, sand volleyball and gazebo. The castle theme of the playground, including a dragon, makes this park a hit with the magic-inspired children; however, the layout can make it a challenge to keep track of multiple kiddos at once, so heads-up on that

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    Windsor Village Park

    Address: 55 Rochester Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walk from street to playground area

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Do you have an aspiring fire fighter? Then your child will love the fire engine playground equipment at this park. Also includes a basketball court and sand volleyball.

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    Windsor West Park

    Address: 500 10th St., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walk from street to playground

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park is smaller than some of the other, newer Windsor playgrounds, but it has one thing that is super important in the hot summer months: shade! Also includes a backstop and basketball court. Shelters seat approximately 32 people each. This park is not considered ADA accessible.

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    Allen Park

    Address: 4830 9th St. (49th Ave. & 9th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes, portable

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Large lake where you can feed ducks or go fishing

    Take note: Great park for broad age range—baby/toddler play space connected to older children’s play space. Lots of open space for playing soccer, throwing football.

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    Anna Gimmestad Memorial Park

    Address: 1710 31st St. Rd. (19th Ave. & 31st St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

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    Aven’s Village 

    Address: 1229 D St. (14th Ave. & D St.), Greeley

    Parking: Ample street parking and lots of handicap designated parking

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Baby/toddler, ADA, zipline

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Misters under shade canopy; Island Grove Splash Park is close by, but has a separate entrance.

    Take note: This park was built to be a fully inclusive play space. The play structures are wheelchair accessible and the structures are friendly for baby and up. Arguably one of the best parks in Greeley!

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    Bittersweet Park

    Address: 3500 16th St. (35th Ave. & 13th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Two lots. One accessible from 16th St. and 35th Ave. Another on the west side of park within the Bittersweet neighborhood.

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Large lake where you can feed ducks or go fishing.

    Take note: Moms with strollers recommended to use the east lot off 16th St. for easier stroller access. If you have older kids and babies, it is harder to keep an eye on all kids at the same time as the play spaces are separated from one another.

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    Broadview Park

    Address: 600 28th Ave. (28th Ave. & 6th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Super fun gorilla statue carved from an old tree nearby. Plenty of open space for football or soccer. Also, softball/baseball fields for hitting practice.

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    Charlie & Laura Archibeque Park

    Address: 1120 4th Ave. (4th Ave. & 11th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Very new playground with beautiful updates and lots of fun for a variety of ages.

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    Coyote Run Park

    Address: 5051 A St., Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Seasonal; portable bathroom open in summer

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park is a bit of a hidden gem. Tucked away in a neighborhood, the play structures are fun for a variety of ages. Plus there is plenty of open space for running, exploring, playing soccer or football.

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    Glenmere Park

    Address: 1600 Glenmere Blvd. (14th Ave. & 19th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Walkways around the entire park

    Water feature: Large lake where you can feed ducks or go fishing. Also, shallow stream near playground area.

    Take note: Play structure is not designed for babies or toddlers. There is also a shallow stream nearby play structures that draws children. This is a wonderful park for exploring, and it is beautiful in the springtime when the trees are blooming.

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    Homestead Park

    Address: 3701 29th St. (39th Ave. & 29th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Parking lot

    Bathrooms: Seasonal. Portable bathroom open in summer.

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes, lots of nature space at this park

    Take note: There is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the playground. Look for the footprints all along the pathways as a fun exploratory activity for kids. If you have older kids and babies, it is harder to keep an eye on all kids at the same time as the play spaces are a bit separated from one another. This is a park where you need to keep a close eye on kids. The nature spaces are beautiful and very appealing, but also require caution, especially with younger children.

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    Island Grove Splash Park

    Address: 302 N 14th Ave., Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes

    Take note: Check city of Greeley website for hours of operation and prices. Aven’s Village (see above) very close by.

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    Luther Park

    Address: 2200 10th St. (21st Ave. & 10th St.), Greeley

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park has a lot of “spinning” features so it is a love or hate for kids.

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    Lincoln Park

    Address: 800 10th Ave. (22nd Ave. & 10th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes. Far east side of park.

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Fountain for aesthetic purposes only on south side of park

    Take note: This park is in downtown Greeley and has been fully renovated in recent years. Play structure is best for kids 5 and older. Events are held at this park year round. There are plenty of businesses within walking distance where you can also shop or eat.

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    Peak View Park

    Address: 5601 13th St. Rd. (56th Ave. & 13th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park has a lot going on. There is open space, a sand volleyball space that works well for sand play for kids, a skate park, and a playground area. The playground is in need of an update and is best suited for younger children.

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    Ramseier Farm Park

    Address: 2828 C St. (28th Ave. & C St.), Greeley

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Seasonal; portable bathroom in summer

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, walking trail all around the park

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Fun farm-themed play equipment that accommodates a variety of ages. Plus tons of  farm related animals and equipments stamped into the cement around the playground. Great for eye spy!

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    Sanborn Park

    Address: 2031 28th Ave., Greeley

    Parking: Yes, street parking on east side off 28th Ave. Lot parking on west side off 16th St.

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, walkways around the entire park

    Water feature: Large lake where you can feed ducks or go fishing

    Take note: If going to the playground, use the street parking available off 28th Ave. There is lots of open space for playing games and exploring, a sand volleyball space that works well for sand play for kids, and a playground area. There is a Baskin Robbins on the west side of the park for ice cream and other shopping and dining available in the nearby shopping center.

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    Pheasant Run Park

    Address: 4620 3rd St. (47th Ave. & 4th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Plenty of open space for football or soccer. Also, softball/baseball fields for hitting practice.

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    Sherwood Park

    Address: 2801 13th St., Greeley

    Parking: Street parking off 13th St.

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: No

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park was recently updated. There is a LOT of space in between the parking area and the playground that is NOT stroller friendly. The playground area is connected to Scott Elementary School, so during the school year, it creates additional challenges. There is a tennis court at this park and plenty of open space for playing soccer or football.

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    Twin Rivers Community Park

    Address: 1501 65th Ave., Greeley

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes, lake nearby playground where you can feed ducks and geese or go fishing

    Take note: This park is best for younger children; very accessible for ages 5 and under though caution should be taken with the close access to the nearby lake. Greeley Family Funplex is right next door where there is an indoor swimming pool, and miniature golf.

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    Westmoor Park

    Address: 601 38th Ave. (38th Ave. & 6th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, face-to-face parent/child swing, ADA, zipline

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park was recently renovated, and a ton of fun! But the play structures are not friendly for children under 4. The playground is a giant rocket ship with three levels going up, all of which are solely accessible via climbing (twisty ladder, climbing wall, standard ladder) which is great for older children, but problematic for mamas with younger kids. Plenty of open space for running, soccer, or football.

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    Woodbriar Park

    Address: 2910 18th St. (29th Ave. & 19th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Structured hammock style swings

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes, old fashioned pump with man made stream from pump runoff

    Take note: This park was recently renovated with the intent to incorporate natural elements. Lots of the playground structure is made of out large logs. Great for climbing and exploring

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    Collyer Park 

    Address: 600 Collyer St., Longmont

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: A few standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: No dedicated trails, but sidewalks around the park and surrounding neighborhood

    Water feature: No

    Take note: Kids will often refer to this as “train park” because the of the large play structure shaped like a train; train tracks are also nearby so those kids obsessed with locomotives might be able to catch the real thing choo-choo-ing by.

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    Clark Centennial Park 

    Address: 1100 Lashley, Longmont

    Parking: Lots (the west lot off Lashley is closest to the playground)

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, sidewalk trails throughout the 43-acre park

    Water feature: No

    Take note: The playground is pretty dated but features lower structures and easy stairs for toddler step-up practice; however, it’s close to Timberline PK-8 School, which has two superior playgrounds (one for big kids, one for younger kids) accessible after school hours or during the summer.

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    Dawson Park and Flanders Park 

    Address: 1757 Harvard St. (Dawson Park) 2115 North Shore Dr. (Flanders), Longmont

    Parking: Street and lots

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, these parks border McIntosh Lake and are connected by the trail that goes around the whole lake (~3.5 miles total) with beautiful mountain and lake views. Note that only about one-third of the trail is paved with the rest being well-maintained dirt, so a jogging stroller will fare best if you plan to complete the entire loop. Also, hats and sunscreen will be needed as there is little to no shade for much of the trail.

    Water feature: Fishing at McIntosh Lake

    Take note: Dawson Park is often called “Pirate Park” due to the pirate-themed playground equipment; because of their close proximity, if kids get bored at one park it’s a fairly short (and pretty) walk to the other!

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    Roosevelt Park 

    Address: 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont

    Parking: Street and lots

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, don’t miss the rose garden!

    Water feature: Outdoor pool

    Take note: This is a large city park with lots of room to play. The playground will appeal to toddlers with some lower structures while tall slides and swings will appeal to older kids. In the winter, the pavilion becomes an ice-skating rink!

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    Rough and Ready Park 

    Address: 301 E 21st Ave., Longmont

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA 

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, largely shaded trail next to Oligarchy Ditch (not the prettiest name, but it’s more of a creek); or head east for a trail running next to the Ute Creek Golf Course (but bring a hat and sunscreen, there’s almost no shade this way)

    Water feature: Pond (no fishing or swimming)

    Take note: This park is close to Alpine Elementary School, so it’s a short trail walk to two additional playgrounds (one for older kids, one that’s fenced-in for preschool/kindergarten-aged kids or toddlers with assistance).

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    Sandstone Ranch Park 

    Address: 3001 State Highway 119, Longmont

    Parking: Lots

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, featuring interpretive signs and restored historic buildings 

    Water feature: Splash pad

    Take note: There’s a small playground tucked away in the south part of the park if you’re looking to avoid crowds, but toddlers will enjoy the Spring Gulch Play Corral while older kids will like the Tree House Play Area in the larger Adventure Park area.

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    Stephen Day Park 

    Address: 1340 Deerwood Dr., Longmont

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, in the park and on the nearby along Spring Gulch Trail

    Water feature: Splash pad

    Take note: There are two playground areas, one geared for littler kids and one geared for older kids; also, the playgrounds are a little far from the parking lot, so plan to take a stroller if you have a kiddo who isn’t up for walking a longer distance.

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    Thompson Park 

    Address: 420 Bross St., Longmont

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: No, just sidewalks in surrounding neighborhood

    Water feature: No

    Take note: This is a nice shady park and is close to the Central Elementary playground, which is fenced-in, has lower play structures for younger kids, and is accessible after school and during the summer.

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    Willow Creek Park

    Address: 901 S. Fordham St., Longmont

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes (although sometimes closed; there is a somewhat questionable portable bathroom available)

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, many walkways, some bordering a creek

    Water feature: No, but a creek nearby

    Take note: The playground is close to the parking lot; it is next to a barn facility available for reservation and has a nice shaded picnic area. If you bring sand toys, you’ll be the most popular folks at the playground!

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    Avery Park

    Address: 1101 Castlerock Dr., Fort Collins

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes, close to the playground

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA, face-to-face parent/child swing

    Stroller-friendly walks: No

    Water feature: A running creek with rocks at the entrance of the park that kids can wade in and catch crawfish. You must pass over the creek via bridge to get to the playground equipment.

    Take note: Park is located near the street.

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    City Park

    Address: 1500 W. Mulberry St., Fort Collins

    Parking: Designated parking spots on the street in front of the playground

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, across the street around the lake

    Water feature: There is a lake (Sheldon Lake) across the street with a walking path. There is also the City Park Pool, which has its own entrance. Check their website for hours and rates.  There is no splash park or visible water from the playground.

    Take note: You can pick up the trolley near the playground. Check their website for hours and rates.

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    Edora Park

    Address: 1420 E. Stuart, Fort Collins

    Parking: Two lots, one off of Stuart and one off of Welch. The lot off of Welch is closer to the playground.

    Bathrooms: Yes but they are not close to the playground. They are near the baseball fields.

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, connects to Spring Creek Trail.

    Water feature: Spring Creek is near the park but not visible from the playground.

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    Fossil Creek Park

    Address: 5821 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes, but they aren’t very close to the playground

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: There is a splash park located on the west side of park that is not visible from the playground. There is also a large non-swimming lake (Portner Reservoir) with a walking trail.

    Take note: The park’s distinguishing feature is the woolly mammoth in the middle of the playground that kids can climb on.

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    Lee Martinez Park

    Address: 600 N. Sherwood St., Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA, zipline swing

    Stroller-friendly walks: Path that connects to the Poudre Trail.

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park is very ADA friendly. The Lee Martinez Farm is next to the park but requires an entrance fee. Check the farm’s website for hours and rates.

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    Rossborough Park

    Address: 1630 Casa Grande Blvd., Fort Collins

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

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    Spring Park

    Address: 2100 Mathews St., Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: The nearby path leads to the Spring Creek Trail.

    Water feature: The Spring Creek is close to the park but not visible from the playground.

    Take note: This park is different than Spring Canyon park (see below).

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    Spring Canyon Park

    Address: 2626 W. Horsetooth Rd., Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Splash park located at the entrance of the park.

    Take note: This park is very ADA accessible with lots of ramps and equipment designed for wheelchairs. The layout of the park makes it hard to sit in one spot and always have an eye on your kid.

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    Troutman Park

    Address: 500 W. Troutman Parkway

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Non-swimming pond that is visible (but not too close) to the playground.

    Take note: The park is a decent walk from the street.

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    Twin Silo Park

    Address: Intersection of Ketcher and Ziegler roads, Fort Collins

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA, face-to-face parent/child swing

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Shallow-wading creek

    Take note: The distinguishing feature of this park is the slide that goes between two silos, which were brought to the park from Prospect and Timberline. This is Fort Collins’ newest community park.

Loveland
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    Centennial Park

    Address: 977 W. 1st St. (at the corner of 1st St. & Taft Ave.), Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, next to the Big Thompson River and the close by River’s Edge Natural Area

    Water feature: Fishing at Jayhawker Ponds and River’s Edge Natural Area

    Take note: There’s a lot to see and do at this park with the nearby baseball field, inline hockey rink, horseshoe pits, and sculptures; there’s a reservable shelter for up to 150 people.

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    Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park 

    Address: 401 W. 13th St. (at the corner of Grant St. & W. Eisenhower Blvd.), Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Not at the park, but Lake Loveland has a walking trail and is right across the street!

    Water feature: Lake Loveland

    Take note: There’s a large cannon near the playground that some kids will love to check out!

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    Fairgrounds Park 

    Address: 700 S. Railroad Ave., Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, sidewalk trails throughout the park

    Water feature: Spray park and fishing at the nearby Big Thompson River

    Take note: This award-winning park as two large pavillions, a “tot-lot” play area, two playgrounds and much more worth checking out!

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    Loveland Sports Park 

    Address: 950 N. Boyd Lake Ave., Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: There’s plenty of ground to cover just on the sidewalks throughout the park, but there are no dedicated walking trails.

    Water feature: Spray park

    Take note: This park has two shelters and a large picnic area for reservation; because there are many dedicated fields and courts, this area gets busy with sports players and spectators so may not be the best choice for a casual park visit during peak sporting seasons.

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    Mehaffey Park 

    Address: 3350 W. 29th St. (North Entrance), 3285 W. 22nd St. (South Entrance), Loveland

    Parking: Lots

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, bucket swings

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes: waterfall, stream and stream bridges

    Take note: The adventure playground is geared toward older kids with a climbing wall, treehouse, and turbo slide; however, kids 3 and under will still have a great time playing in the water features and running around this 64-acre park!

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    North Lake Park

    Address: 2750 N. Taft Ave., Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Benson Sculpture Park is just across the street for a wonderful, art-filled walk.

    Water feature: Swim beach

    Take note: There’s a mini-train (Buckhorn Northern Railroad) for 75 cents a ride! Check here for hours. 

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    Seven Lakes Park 

    Address: 1975 Park Dr., Loveland

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Many paved trails along lakes, with Recreation Trail Access.

    Water feature: No

    Take note: There are two play areas for children and although the park is a little tucked out of the way, it’s often described as a “hidden gem.”

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    Aberdour Circle Park

    Address: 6600 Aberdour Circle, Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail that circles around the shelters, playground and court.

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes a basketball court, shelter can seat approximately 16 people.

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    Bison Ridge Park

    Address: 1990 Yonkee Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail that circles around the shelter, playground.

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Shelter can seat approximately 32 people.

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    Boardwalk Community Park

    Address: 100 North 5th St., Windsor

    Parking: Small parking lot off of 5th St., large parking lot off 6th and Birch St.

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA, one face-to-face parent/child swing

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail around playground, shelters and Windsor Lake

    Water feature: This is a large park near Windsor Lake with beach access.

    Take note: This is the go-to spot during the summer months with its beach, boating, dog park, fishing and sand volleyball. There is also a stage where community events and concerts (check out the lineup for Windsor’s Summer Concert Series) make this location a favorite on summer nights.

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    Brunner Farm

    Address: 305 Prospector St., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved figure eight trail around playground, grass fields

    Water feature: Pond is far south and not visible from playground

    Take note: From a satellite view it may not appear that this playground has much to offer, but it is perfect for new walkers and toddlers with most curiosities close to the ground. Shelter seats approximately 16 people.

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    Chimney Park

    Address: 200 East Chestnut St., Windsor

    Parking: Parking lots off East Chestnut St., also parking lot in front of Chimney Park Pool off Chimney Park Dr.

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around the playground, ball parks and pool

    Water feature: Municipal pool is fully fenced in

    Take note: The playground is small, but perfect for an intimate pit-stop to get wiggles out near a public restroom or while watching a ball game. Shelter seats approximately 32 people.

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    Covenant Park

    Address: 1401 Fernwood Dr

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around playground.

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes basketball court, horseshoe pit and sand volleyball. If your child likes to dig, this playground includes three diggers! Shelter seats approximately 32 people.

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    Coyote Gulch Park

    Address: 7005 Aladar Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around playground and other amenities

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes a basketball court, bocce ball and horseshoes; shelter seats approximately 16 people.

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    Diamond Valley Community Park

    Address: 801 Diamond Valley Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Gravel parking lot off Diamond Valley Dr.

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walk from parking to ball fields, playground and shelters

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This playground is not very big, but if your child likes to climb or spin, it’s a winner along with the convenience of a public restroom.

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    Eastman Park

    Address: 7025 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Parking lot off Eastman Park Dr.

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail around playground, other amenities and pond

    Water feature: Pond is great for fishing and an easy stroll. Although it is close to the playground, there is a fence around it.

    Take note: Also includes disc golf, dog park, skate park and multiple sports fields; shelters seat approximately 48 people.

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    Founders Green Park

    Address: 1201 Grand Ave., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around playground and basketball court

    Water feature: None

    Take note: There is a landscaped division between the main playground area and swing set that may add a challenge if you are trying to keep an eye on multiple children at once. Also includes a basketball court. Two shelters seat approximately 16 people each.

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    Main Park

    Address: 300 Locust St., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes, closed seasonally

    Swings: Standard, one face-to-face parent/child swing, one ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around playground and gazebo

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes basketball court, horseshoe pit, pickleball courts. Park is split into the East and West playgrounds with bathrooms and a gazebo in the middle. The East playground is geared more towards toddlers. The West playground has been recently remodeled and is geared towards children ages 5-12 and includes a wheelchair-accessible swing.

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    Northern Lights Park

    Address: 550 Saratoga Way, Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail around playground, basketball court and grassy area

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park is great if you have children of different ages that you are trying to keep track of as the toddler equipment and big kid equipment are close in proximity. Also includes a basketball court and skate park, shelter seats approximately 16 people.

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    Poudre Heights Park

    Address: 1670 Green River Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, one ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved trail around playground, basketball court and surrounding nature

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes a backstop, basketball court and horseshoe pit; shelter seats approximately 32 people.

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    Windsor Highlands Park

    Address: 7985 Highland Meadows Pkwy

    Parking: Parking lot at NOCO Ice Center off Schooner Ln.

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walks around the playground, courts and grassy areas

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Also includes a backstop, basketball court, sand volleyball and gazebo. The castle theme of the playground, including a dragon, makes this park a hit with the magic-inspired children; however, the layout can make it a challenge to keep track of multiple kiddos at once, so heads-up on that

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    Windsor Village Park

    Address: 55 Rochester Dr., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walk from street to playground area

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Do you have an aspiring fire fighter? Then your child will love the fire engine playground equipment at this park. Also includes a basketball court and sand volleyball.

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    Windsor West Park

    Address: 500 10th St., Windsor

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Paved walk from street to playground

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park is smaller than some of the other, newer Windsor playgrounds, but it has one thing that is super important in the hot summer months: shade! Also includes a backstop and basketball court. Shelters seat approximately 32 people each. This park is not considered ADA accessible.

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    Allen Park

    Address: 4830 9th St. (49th Ave. & 9th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes, portable

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Large lake where you can feed ducks or go fishing

    Take note: Great park for broad age range—baby/toddler play space connected to older children’s play space. Lots of open space for playing soccer, throwing football.

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    Anna Gimmestad Memorial Park

    Address: 1710 31st St. Rd. (19th Ave. & 31st St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: None

    Swings: Baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

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    Aven’s Village 

    Address: 1229 D St. (14th Ave. & D St.), Greeley

    Parking: Ample street parking and lots of handicap designated parking

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Baby/toddler, ADA, zipline

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Misters under shade canopy; Island Grove Splash Park is close by, but has a separate entrance.

    Take note: This park was built to be a fully inclusive play space. The play structures are wheelchair accessible and the structures are friendly for baby and up. Arguably one of the best parks in Greeley!

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    Bittersweet Park

    Address: 3500 16th St. (35th Ave. & 13th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Two lots. One accessible from 16th St. and 35th Ave. Another on the west side of park within the Bittersweet neighborhood.

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Large lake where you can feed ducks or go fishing.

    Take note: Moms with strollers recommended to use the east lot off 16th St. for easier stroller access. If you have older kids and babies, it is harder to keep an eye on all kids at the same time as the play spaces are separated from one another.

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    Broadview Park

    Address: 600 28th Ave. (28th Ave. & 6th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Super fun gorilla statue carved from an old tree nearby. Plenty of open space for football or soccer. Also, softball/baseball fields for hitting practice.

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    Charlie & Laura Archibeque Park

    Address: 1120 4th Ave. (4th Ave. & 11th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Very new playground with beautiful updates and lots of fun for a variety of ages.

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    Coyote Run Park

    Address: 5051 A St., Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Seasonal; portable bathroom open in summer

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park is a bit of a hidden gem. Tucked away in a neighborhood, the play structures are fun for a variety of ages. Plus there is plenty of open space for running, exploring, playing soccer or football.

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    Glenmere Park

    Address: 1600 Glenmere Blvd. (14th Ave. & 19th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Walkways around the entire park

    Water feature: Large lake where you can feed ducks or go fishing. Also, shallow stream near playground area.

    Take note: Play structure is not designed for babies or toddlers. There is also a shallow stream nearby play structures that draws children. This is a wonderful park for exploring, and it is beautiful in the springtime when the trees are blooming.

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    Homestead Park

    Address: 3701 29th St. (39th Ave. & 29th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Parking lot

    Bathrooms: Seasonal. Portable bathroom open in summer.

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes, lots of nature space at this park

    Take note: There is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the playground. Look for the footprints all along the pathways as a fun exploratory activity for kids. If you have older kids and babies, it is harder to keep an eye on all kids at the same time as the play spaces are a bit separated from one another. This is a park where you need to keep a close eye on kids. The nature spaces are beautiful and very appealing, but also require caution, especially with younger children.

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    Island Grove Splash Park

    Address: 302 N 14th Ave., Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes

    Take note: Check city of Greeley website for hours of operation and prices. Aven’s Village (see above) very close by.

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    Luther Park

    Address: 2200 10th St. (21st Ave. & 10th St.), Greeley

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park has a lot of “spinning” features so it is a love or hate for kids.

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    Lincoln Park

    Address: 800 10th Ave. (22nd Ave. & 10th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes. Far east side of park.

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Fountain for aesthetic purposes only on south side of park

    Take note: This park is in downtown Greeley and has been fully renovated in recent years. Play structure is best for kids 5 and older. Events are held at this park year round. There are plenty of businesses within walking distance where you can also shop or eat.

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    Peak View Park

    Address: 5601 13th St. Rd. (56th Ave. & 13th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park has a lot going on. There is open space, a sand volleyball space that works well for sand play for kids, a skate park, and a playground area. The playground is in need of an update and is best suited for younger children.

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    Ramseier Farm Park

    Address: 2828 C St. (28th Ave. & C St.), Greeley

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Seasonal; portable bathroom in summer

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, walking trail all around the park

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Fun farm-themed play equipment that accommodates a variety of ages. Plus tons of  farm related animals and equipments stamped into the cement around the playground. Great for eye spy!

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    Sanborn Park

    Address: 2031 28th Ave., Greeley

    Parking: Yes, street parking on east side off 28th Ave. Lot parking on west side off 16th St.

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, walkways around the entire park

    Water feature: Large lake where you can feed ducks or go fishing

    Take note: If going to the playground, use the street parking available off 28th Ave. There is lots of open space for playing games and exploring, a sand volleyball space that works well for sand play for kids, and a playground area. There is a Baskin Robbins on the west side of the park for ice cream and other shopping and dining available in the nearby shopping center.

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    Pheasant Run Park

    Address: 4620 3rd St. (47th Ave. & 4th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: Plenty of open space for football or soccer. Also, softball/baseball fields for hitting practice.

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    Sherwood Park

    Address: 2801 13th St., Greeley

    Parking: Street parking off 13th St.

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA

    Stroller-friendly walks: No

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park was recently updated. There is a LOT of space in between the parking area and the playground that is NOT stroller friendly. The playground area is connected to Scott Elementary School, so during the school year, it creates additional challenges. There is a tennis court at this park and plenty of open space for playing soccer or football.

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    Twin Rivers Community Park

    Address: 1501 65th Ave., Greeley

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: None

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes, lake nearby playground where you can feed ducks and geese or go fishing

    Take note: This park is best for younger children; very accessible for ages 5 and under though caution should be taken with the close access to the nearby lake. Greeley Family Funplex is right next door where there is an indoor swimming pool, and miniature golf.

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    Westmoor Park

    Address: 601 38th Ave. (38th Ave. & 6th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, face-to-face parent/child swing, ADA, zipline

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: None

    Take note: This park was recently renovated, and a ton of fun! But the play structures are not friendly for children under 4. The playground is a giant rocket ship with three levels going up, all of which are solely accessible via climbing (twisty ladder, climbing wall, standard ladder) which is great for older children, but problematic for mamas with younger kids. Plenty of open space for running, soccer, or football.

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    Woodbriar Park

    Address: 2910 18th St. (29th Ave. & 19th St.), Greeley

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Structured hammock style swings

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes

    Water feature: Yes, old fashioned pump with man made stream from pump runoff

    Take note: This park was recently renovated with the intent to incorporate natural elements. Lots of the playground structure is made of out large logs. Great for climbing and exploring

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    Collyer Park 

    Address: 600 Collyer St., Longmont

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: A few standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: No dedicated trails, but sidewalks around the park and surrounding neighborhood

    Water feature: No

    Take note: Kids will often refer to this as “train park” because the of the large play structure shaped like a train; train tracks are also nearby so those kids obsessed with locomotives might be able to catch the real thing choo-choo-ing by.

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    Clark Centennial Park 

    Address: 1100 Lashley, Longmont

    Parking: Lots (the west lot off Lashley is closest to the playground)

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, sidewalk trails throughout the 43-acre park

    Water feature: No

    Take note: The playground is pretty dated but features lower structures and easy stairs for toddler step-up practice; however, it’s close to Timberline PK-8 School, which has two superior playgrounds (one for big kids, one for younger kids) accessible after school hours or during the summer.

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    Dawson Park and Flanders Park 

    Address: 1757 Harvard St. (Dawson Park) 2115 North Shore Dr. (Flanders), Longmont

    Parking: Street and lots

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, these parks border McIntosh Lake and are connected by the trail that goes around the whole lake (~3.5 miles total) with beautiful mountain and lake views. Note that only about one-third of the trail is paved with the rest being well-maintained dirt, so a jogging stroller will fare best if you plan to complete the entire loop. Also, hats and sunscreen will be needed as there is little to no shade for much of the trail.

    Water feature: Fishing at McIntosh Lake

    Take note: Dawson Park is often called “Pirate Park” due to the pirate-themed playground equipment; because of their close proximity, if kids get bored at one park it’s a fairly short (and pretty) walk to the other!

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    Roosevelt Park 

    Address: 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont

    Parking: Street and lots

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, don’t miss the rose garden!

    Water feature: Outdoor pool

    Take note: This is a large city park with lots of room to play. The playground will appeal to toddlers with some lower structures while tall slides and swings will appeal to older kids. In the winter, the pavilion becomes an ice-skating rink!

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    Rough and Ready Park 

    Address: 301 E 21st Ave., Longmont

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler, ADA 

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, largely shaded trail next to Oligarchy Ditch (not the prettiest name, but it’s more of a creek); or head east for a trail running next to the Ute Creek Golf Course (but bring a hat and sunscreen, there’s almost no shade this way)

    Water feature: Pond (no fishing or swimming)

    Take note: This park is close to Alpine Elementary School, so it’s a short trail walk to two additional playgrounds (one for older kids, one that’s fenced-in for preschool/kindergarten-aged kids or toddlers with assistance).

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    Sandstone Ranch Park 

    Address: 3001 State Highway 119, Longmont

    Parking: Lots

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, featuring interpretive signs and restored historic buildings 

    Water feature: Splash pad

    Take note: There’s a small playground tucked away in the south part of the park if you’re looking to avoid crowds, but toddlers will enjoy the Spring Gulch Play Corral while older kids will like the Tree House Play Area in the larger Adventure Park area.

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    Stephen Day Park 

    Address: 1340 Deerwood Dr., Longmont

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, in the park and on the nearby along Spring Gulch Trail

    Water feature: Splash pad

    Take note: There are two playground areas, one geared for littler kids and one geared for older kids; also, the playgrounds are a little far from the parking lot, so plan to take a stroller if you have a kiddo who isn’t up for walking a longer distance.

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    Thompson Park 

    Address: 420 Bross St., Longmont

    Parking: Street

    Bathrooms: Yes

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: No, just sidewalks in surrounding neighborhood

    Water feature: No

    Take note: This is a nice shady park and is close to the Central Elementary playground, which is fenced-in, has lower play structures for younger kids, and is accessible after school and during the summer.

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    Willow Creek Park

    Address: 901 S. Fordham St., Longmont

    Parking: Lot

    Bathrooms: Yes (although sometimes closed; there is a somewhat questionable portable bathroom available)

    Swings: Standard, baby/toddler

    Stroller-friendly walks: Yes, many walkways, some bordering a creek

    Water feature: No, but a creek nearby

    Take note: The playground is close to the parking lot; it is next to a barn facility available for reservation and has a nice shaded picnic area. If you bring sand toys, you’ll be the most popular folks at the playground!

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