Love finding new spots to play? Check out the fun spots on our list — and add some of your own in the comments!
Fire Fighter’s Park
Have a flame-fighting super hero in your care? Well, put this park on your list! Your little ones will love the fire engine-themed play structures.
Wheat Ridge, (southern Arvada) Featuring fun playground equipment, a skate park and a splash pad, this park is sure to be a solid hit. (seasonal bathroom)
Ralston Central Park
5850 Garrison Street, Arvada, CO. A beautiful, newly-developed park filled with green space, great play structures, picnic tables, and a fun splash pad! (Bathrooms available)
Scott Carpenter Park
Kind of dated, but fun. My little guy can’t get enough of the rickety rocket ship. Dedicated to Boulder’s own astronaut, Scott Carpenter.
Wonderland Lake Park
Great for a nature walk, picnic, bit of play, or walk around the lake. (No bathrooms)
Foothills Community Park
Located in North Boulder (just north of Wonderland Lake) this park has a fun playground, picnic shelters, soccer fields, a basketball court and bathrooms.
Harlow Platts Park
Nestled behind Fairview High School, this park has a nice little lake with walking path (great for bike riding), cute play area with sandbox, no bathrooms (there is a port potty if you are feeling brave, though).
Broomfield Commons Park
Expansive park with fun play equipment, picnic shelters and bathrooms.
North Midway Park, ACCESSIBLE
A hidden gem. This park is a favorite for us. I love the accessibility for wheel chairs and walkers. My little guy loves all the fun equipment. Aside from the fun play area, you’ll find plenty of green space, a shelter, seasonal bathrooms. And, if you like tossing a disc, there’s even a disc course available.
This park features a tiny train ($1.75/person), petting zoo ($1.75/person), and playground. A fun adventure.
5701 S. Quebec St., 25.30 acre site. Located in SE Denver, this oasis is filled with fun climbing structures, great new equipment, pavilions, restrooms and lots of green space!
Surfside Spray Park
Lakewood, CO. For $1/person splash splash your way to some serious summer fun!
Erie Community Park
This beautiful new park is filled with vibrant play and climbing structures and beautiful ball fields. Bathrooms available. Coming soon? Water play area (Date TBD).
Next to Golden Community Center, this park features two nice play structures, sand volleyball, and great views. (No bathrooms)
This park is one of my all-time favorite spots. With walking trail around the lake, shady in the summer, bathrooms, plus … cool paddle boats, the kids are going to be busy!
Louisville Community Park (splash pad!)
This park is one of our staples. Roughly a mile from downtown Louisville, Community Park features a fun splash pad, great play structures, a shady pavilion, and plenty of field space to kick around a ball. Oh — and bathrooms! It’s a great spot to play before grabbing some ice cream from Sweet Cow or playing a bit of pinball at Tilt!
A cute shady park with a small basketball area and a lovely little soccer field and fun play structure. Near bike trails. South Boulder Road and Via Appia. Seasonal bathroom.
Nice play structures, sand, close to downtown/ Main Street Louisville. Tennis courts and soccer fields. (No bathrooms)
Memory Square Park
Adjacent to Memory Square Pool, this lovely shady park has a fun sandpit, play structures and plenty of grass for picnics. (No bathrooms)
Any train aficionados in your house? Check out this cute little neighborhood park with a train play structure! How fun!
Dawson Park and nearby Flanders Park
These nice little parks border scenic McIntosh Lake and make for a nice picnic spot on a beautiful day.
Kanemoto Park — UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Unfortunately, this neat park was severely damaged by the 2013 floods, the park is slated to reopen soon. Here’s a recent article on the plans for Kanemoto Park.
A unique area park with a beautiful pagoda, donated in 1966 by the Kanemoto family, playground and splash pool.
Willow Farm Park
901 S. Fordham St., Longmont. Farm lovers take note. This park features a big red barn that serves as a shelter (with restrooms!) and a fun playground that incorporates farm themes as well!
Need a place to hunker down, drop in the kayak and play all day? Union Reservoir might be your spot. (Fees)
Stephen Day Park (Splash pad!)
A wonderful neighborhood park complete with fields, playground, skate park, mini bike paths and restrooms!
Sandstone Ranch Park
A really beautiful park filled with fun play equipment, ball fields, trails and seasonal restrooms and concession stands. Add to that, lots of green space and great views — and you have a really lovely day. But get hopelessly lost on your way there like I did. My GPS took me way out east to St Vrain State Park, then a series of empty farm fields. Tip: Sandstone Ranch isn’t in the middle of nowhere. It’s located off of 119/ Ken Pratt just past Zlaten Drive.
Quail Campus Park
Just outside the Longmont Museum is a lovely green space dotted with sculptures. No playground equipment, but it does make for a nice picnic spot.
Just down the street from the fun Carousel of Happiness and the Mountain Bear Ecology Center, you can run off a little more steam at Chipeta Park. There the kiddos will find some play equipment, picnic tables (no bathrooms), and, of course, the creek. There’s a little fishing pond, too, if you’re up for casting a line.
EB Rains Junior Memorial Park/ Northglenn Sensory Park
11700 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO. EB Rains Jr / Northglenn Sensory Park is an inclusive, expansive park that has something for everyone including a bit of paddle boating and fishing.
7725 W Coal Creek Dr, Superior, CO. Across from the Target shopping complex, Founders Park is the perfect spot to run off a bit of steam. Great play structures, some walking paths, a basketball court and a soccer field, this park is on the “to do list”. Seasonal bathrooms. The con? Very little shade.
Nestled between part of the Rock Creek neighborhood, Coalton Road and the Safeway shopping complex, this park is filled with ball fields, play areas and bike paths. A seasonal bathroom is available.
Looking for a great grassy picnic spot? Purple Park might just fit the bill. A little play structure, a small pond and a big hill equal some serious fun. (Has a small, seasonal bathroom).
Get ready for some fun. This park is something special.
Peter Pan Park, aka Westminster Center Park
Features fun playscapes, a little splash “river” (a few inches deep), covered picnic tables, and restrooms.
Westminster City Park
(Just outside of the Rec Center). Great location, tons of green space, and fun equipment. (No bathrooms)
(Tucked behind an office complex near the Target off of Church Ranch) I love this little park. It’s hidden behind an office complex just past the Target. But don’t let the out-of-the-way location fool you, this is worth the hunt for a fun, inclusive spot to play. Wheel chair accessible ramps are fun for rollers and runners, and the sandbox is one of my kiddo’s favorite spots. (No bathrooms)