Parks + Playgrounds

Outdoor Adventure and Family Fun

Entertain the whole family and enjoy the fresh mountain air by visiting a few of the best parks in Colorado. With so many family-friendly ways to play in Clear Creek County, the fun will never end.

Find Your Favorite Parks & Playgrounds

City Park (Georgetown)

A crown jewel of Georgetown, this park has a central gazebo, mature trees, and an elaborate play structure. If you are traveling with children, be sure to stop by Georgetown and enjoy this amazing playground. 

Citizens Park (Idaho Springs)

Located in the heart of Idaho Springs Historic downtown district, this park is a popular place to relax and enjoy the summer blooms or reflect on the mountain backdrop. Restroom facility available.

Courtney Ryley Cooper Park (Idaho Springs)

Located alongside Clear Creek in Idaho Springs, this is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic. There’s even a picnic pavilion in the center of the park and restroom facilities. The playground offers children a wonderful opportunity to burn off some energy and use their imagination. Before you go, check out the Steve Canyon Statue and the Idaho Springs Gateway Visitor Center and Museum. 

Dinger Park (Silver Plume)

Located across from the George Rowe Museum, Dinger Park is home to a play structure, picnic tables, and restroom facilities with incredible views of the Silver Plume Mountain. A perfect place to have a picnic while waiting to Board your train at the Georgetown Loop Railroad.

Elmgreen Park (Floyd Hill)

Conveniently located near the Clear Creek Middle/High School on Floyd Hill and easily accessed by exit 247 from Interstate 70. This park has a playground, picnic area, tennis court, basketball goal, and restroom facility.

Foster’s Place Playground (Georgetown)

Located within City Park (Georgetown) this playground contains a wooden play structure set up like an old mining town, complete with slides, tire swing, climbing structure, and swingsets. 

Georgetown Lake (Georgetown)

Enjoy year-round fun for everyone walking the newly finished Benhoff Lake Trail (2-mile loop) around the lake, resting on benches along the way, wonderful wildlife viewing area to view bighorn sheep, or enjoy fishing, non-motorized boating (kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and fishing tubes) along with mountain reflections on the lake. 

Harold A. Anderson Park (Idaho Springs)

Located behind Idaho Springs City Hall, this quaint, beautiful park in Idaho Springs is home to the Colorado and Southern Steam Locomotive No. 60 and passenger car No. 70. The park sits alongside Clear Creek and is a great place for a picnic before heading over to Water Wheel Park. 

Heritage Park (Idaho Springs)

Heritage Park is located beside Courtney – Ryley Cooper Park in Central Idaho Springs. This is where you will find the Steve Canyon Statue, along with several picnic tables, horseshoe pit, tennis court, multi-use court/basketball court and a public restroom facility. For all those RVers out there, Idaho Springs provides an RV dump station at this park as well.

Lawson Whitewater Park (Lawson)

The perfect place for kayakers, this park provides six kayak holes and in-stream structures offering kayakers of all abilities some fun opportunities to “playboat” at this park. Also a great fishing hole and offers 400 feet of trails, terracing and splashing fun.  There is a parking area for up to 15 cars, easy grade access to the river’s edge, restroom and changing facilities. Please note the park closes one hour after sunset and reopens one hour after sunrise. No lifeguard on duty, no fires, camping, or overnight parking.

Macy/Ruth Mill Park (Idaho Springs)

This mining-themed park sits along Colorado Boulevard in Idaho Springs. This park features a tot play structure with two slides, several climbing areas, and a sandbox; as well as picnic tables, benches, and a restroom facility.

Meadows Park (Georgetown)

Located in picturesque Georgetown, this small pocket park provides a picnic area, basketball court, and a tennis court. 

Shelly/Quinn Baseball Fields (Idaho Springs)

These two Idaho Springs baseball diamonds are conveniently located alongside I-70 in Idaho Springs  and are the perfect spot for a pick-up game of baseball or kickball. Please remember: no pets are allowed on the fields. 

Strousse Park (Georgetown)

Located on the corner of 6th Street and Rose Street in Georgetown. Strousse Park is home to the Annual Christmas Market, Bighorn Sheep Festival, Farmers Market and more. It is equipped with vendor shelters, yard, picnic benches, and a fire pit.

Water Wheel Park (Idaho Springs)

Visible from I-70, the often-photographed Charlie Tayler Water Wheel is a historic icon. Behind City Hall a paved path leads under the interstate and along Clear Creek for a better view. The trail was recently renovated and now offers park benches, stamped concrete, and riverfront access as well as history on the waterfall and water wheel.

Werlin Park – 1 Acre Dog Park (Georgetown)

Located across the street from City Park in Georgetown, Colorado ~ Werlin Park is home to a fenced in, one acre dog park. The park is complete with shade trees, mountain views and plenty of room for the dogs to roam. Additionally Werlin Park is home to the community ice skating rink in the winter months.

Triangle Park/Pizza Park (Georgetown)

This small pocket park sits at the corner of Main Street and Silver Cloud Drive in Georgetown on a terraced hillside. The park contains a small older wooden play structure with slide, tire swing, a climbing structure, and four swings. There is one wooden picnic table to relax at while the children burn off some energy on the playground.

Alvarado Open Space Park

For those who want to walk, stroll, hike, or meander the meadow at Alvarado Open Space Park (formerly Shadows Ranch) provides 60 acres of open space near Saxon Mountain and the Town of Georgetown for enjoying nature while “social distancing” or just exercising.

Access Points are at three places: 1) The existing trailhead at mile marker 1 on the frontage road north of Georgetown. An access opening in the meadow fence is located at the first switch back when climbing up the trail. 2) The metal gate (with an Open Space sign) about one-half mile down the frontage road. This gate is locked open with a loose chain to allow walking around the gate. 3) Hiking down from the Silver Creek Wagon Road trail from Georgetown, this trail is higher up on the mountainside.

There are no formal trails on the meadow yet, so just feel free to wander. No bikes until we design appropriate trails. This is a native meadow, so natural hazards exist. Enjoy!

Purple wildflower columbines in a field

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