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Let's Go Play Outside

Summer is here and whether you're planning a vacation or a staycation, make sure Weld County's great outdoor retreats are on your itinerary!

Looking to get outside and enjoy fresh air, quiet surroundings and beautiful views? Take a walk around the lakes of St. Vrain State Park, ride your bike along the Poudre Trail, or lace up your hiking boots and head out to the Pawnee Buttes. 

Or perhaps a round of golf is more your style? We have great courses throughout the county that will challenge golfers of all abilities. Would you rather chase a disc than a ball? Weld County is home to several Disc Golf courses, as well!

And for those looking for just a quick get away to let the kids run off some energy, be sure to check out any of our parks and pools located in our beautiful municipalities.

When you are in Weld County, you’ll find lots of places to just get away and play.

The Pawnee National Grasslands are 193,060 acres contained within a 30-by-60 mile area. The rich history of the area is represented by old homesteads, cemeteries and nearby museums and a network of numbered forest service and county roads will take you within easy walking distance of almost all parts of the grassland.

The Pawnee National Grasslands are not only an internationally known birding area but also a wonderful spot for hiking, camping, picnicking, horseback riding and stargazing. While at the grasslands, keep an eye out for a few of the species that make the grassland their home including antelope, burrowing owls and the state bird - the Lark Bunting.

There are many activities to do while visiting the Pawnee National Grasslands including: biking, bird watching, camping, climbing, fishing, hiking, horse riding, off highway vehicle riding, outdoor learning, picnicking, scenic drives and target shooting.

Most areas of national forests and grasslands are open, free of charge, for your use and enjoyment; please be mindful, however, of the private land that exists alongside the public land. Fees or permits may be required for use of some areas, specific facilities or services.

To learn more about all the Grasslands and the Pawnee Buttes have to offer, please click here. Or stop by the office on your way and pick up maps, brochures and more (115 North 2nd Ave., Ault).

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).

This park offers 604 acres of land and 152 acres of water split among several ponds great for anglers, campers, photographers, birders, walkers and anyone who loves nature. St. Vrain now offers a total of 87 campsites open for year-round camping.

There are many activities to do while visiting St. Vrain State Park including: biking, birding, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, jet skiing, OHV riding, picnicking, snowmobiling, and water skiing.

St. Vrain State Park is located at 3785 Weld County Road 24 ½, Firestone, Colorado 80504. For more information, click here to visit the official St. Vrain State Park website, or call 303-485-0186.

Nestled just south of the banks of the Cache la Poudre River in north Greeley, the Poudre Learning Center showcases the history and ecology of the river.

Whether you are a student, a naturalist, a recreationalist, or just someone who enjoys a peaceful setting, the Poudre Learning Center is a great place to spend several hours exploring the ecology of the Poudre River.

Walking paths, which are wheelchair accessible, lead visitors past prairie grasses, ponds, and close to the river itself. Birds of prey and waterfowl can be seen throughout the area as can prairie animals such as rabbits and prairie dogs.

The center itself is housed in the old Hazelton School and offers learning opportunities for students of all ages.

Also located near the center is the Poudre River Trail. This trail, which is 21-miles of paved pathway, goes from Island grove Regional Park in Greeley to Colorado Highway 392 in Windsor before connecting to Larimer County’s trail at the River Bluff’s Open Space.

Whether you are walking, running, cycling or roller-blading, you will no doubt find the trail a wonderful experience.

Learn more about the Poudre Learning Center by clicking here, learn more about the Poudre Trail by clicking here.

Eaton

Eaton Country Club – private country club

Eaton Country Club has been a place where families, athletes, retirees and professionals have come to enjoy Northeastern Colorado at its finest. With panoramic views of the plains and the Rocky Mountains, The Eaton Country Club and golf course offers the best value around for exclusive clubs. Call today to learn more about the country club and golf course, as well as the additional services.

Address 37661 County Road 39
Call 970-454-2479 or visit www.eatoncc.net for membership information.

Erie

Colorado National Golf Club

With five sets of tee boxes, this Jay Morrish-designed golf course offers playability for all golfers. A 696-yard par 5, a drivable par 4, and exceptional elevation changes are some of the highlights of this tremendous golf course. Colorado National Golf Club also offers the best practice facility in Colorado, including three separate tee boxes, a short game area, a large putting green, and even a fairway practice bunker to help you prepare your game to perfection.

Address: 2700 Vista Parkway
Contact: 303-926-1723
For more information visit: www.coloradonationalgolfclub.com

Firestone

Saddleback Golf Course

A picturesque and hospitable setting for great golf

Address: 8631 Frontier Street
Contact: 303-833-5000
For more information visit: www.saddlebackgolf.com

Fort Lupton

Coyote Creek Golf Course

A beautiful 18-hole, municipal course is complimented by a clubhouse, snack bar, tournament pavilion, pro shop and grass driving range. Coyote Creek also features large undulating greens, wide playable fairways, several lakes, bunkers, and multiple tee complexes.

Address: 222 Clubhouse Drive
Contact: 303-857-6152
For more information visit: www.coyotecreekgc.com

Frederick

Bella Rosa Golf Course

Regulation nine hole golf course that is open dawn to dusk all year around (weather permitting).

Address: 5830 Bella Rosa Parkway
Contact: 303-678-2940
For more information visit: www.bellarosagolf.com

Greeley

Boomerang Golf Links

A links style 18-hole championship golf course. Open to the public, offering private and public group lessons, tournament usage, an excellent pro shop and restaurant. If you are a true golfer who enjoys excellent playing conditions then Boomerang Links is the course for you.

Address: 7309 West 4th Street
Contact: 970-353-4653
For more information visit: www.golfingreeley.com

Greeley Country Club – private country club

A private 18-hole course highlighted by mature trees and impeccable greens. Whether golf is your way to unwind or you enjoy the competitive nature of the game, our traditional "Parkland" style golf course is just for you. Situated on 150 acres of the best manicured land in the region - with well placed bunkers, sloping fairways and stunning mountain views - it's no wonder this golf course is rated as one of the finest in Northern Colorado.

Address: 4500 West 10th Street
Call 970-353-0528 or visit www.greeleycc.org/Golf.aspx for membership information.

Highland Hills

A Par 71, 18-Hole Championship golf course that features tree lined fairways, rolling hills, and challenging greens. The course is suitable for all ability levels and features a luscious, mature setting. It offers two putting greens, a chipping green with sand trap, and excellent pro shop and restaurant. Lessons from PGA and LPGA professionals are available as well as corporate and private tournaments.

Address: 2200 Clubhouse Drive
Contact: 970-330-7327
For more information visit: www.golfingreeley.com

Milliken

Mad Russian Golf Course

This unique Par 71, 18 hole public course will challenge your game with rolling hills, water features and demanding greens. Spend the day and enjoy breath-taking views of the Rocky Mountains and the Front Range of Colorado.

Address: 2100 Country Club Parkway
Contact: 970-587-5157
For more information visit: www.madrussiangolf.com

Windsor

Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club

The 18-hole Lakes course, often referred to as "The River Course," and the 9-hole Falls course feature inviting fairways and receptive greens which allow any golfer to score well and have fun along the way. Both courses are set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains with breathtaking views of the Front Range. It's not uncommon for golfers to encounter a variety of wildlife while they play.

Address: 1620 Pelican Lakes Point
Contact: 970-674-0930
For more information visit: www.pelicanlakeswindsor.com

Evans

Pioneer Park

Nine hole disk golf course

Address: 3701 Ponderosa Court (in the Ashcroft Heights Subdivision)
For more information click here.

Greeley

Epple Park

A short course with lots of tree lined fairways. A small lake is on the course and a small creek runs through the center of the course

Address: West 4th Street Road
For more information click here.

The Outback

This challenging course winds its way through an open space owned by the city of Greeley. The course provides a wide range of shots to test your arm as well as your mind. Before starting grab a map at the FunPlex front desk.

Address: 1501 65th Avenue
For more information click here.

University of Northern Colorado

Nine hole course on the west side of campus, open to the public

Address: The course begins near Butler-Hancock and finishes near Candelaria Hall
For more information click here.

Windsor

Eastman Oxbow Disk Golf Course

Located in a scenic natural area this short course combines open holes and more technical shorts for variety and challenge.

Address: 7025 Eastman Park Drive
For more information click here.

Recreation Centers

Frederick

Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District

Address: 701 Fifth Street
Contact: 303-833-3660
For more information click here.

Erie

Erie Community Center

Address: 450 Powers Street
Contact: 303-926-2550
For more information click here.

Greeley

Family FunPlex

Address: 1501 65th Avenue
Contact: 970-350-9401
For more information click here.

Fort Lupton

Fort Lupton Recreation Center

Address: 203 South Harrison Avenue
Contact: 303-857-4200
For more information click here.

Greeley

Greeley Recreation Center

Address: 651 10th Avenue
Contact: 970-350-9400
For more information click here.

Greeley Senior Activity Center

Address: 1010 6th Street
Contact: 970-350-9440
For more information click here.

Ice Haus

Address: 900 8th Street
Contact: 970-350-9402
For more information click here.

Windsor

Windsor Community Recreation Center

Address: 250 N. 11th Street
Contact: 970-674-3500
For more information, click here.

Swimming Pools

Greeley

Bittersweet Poor (outdoor, membership required)

Address: 1429 39th Avenue
Contact: 970-353-0957
For more information, click here.

Centennial Pool (outdoor)

Address: 2315 Reservoir Road
Contact: 970-330-2837
For more information, click here.

Discovery Bay (outdoor)

Address: 715 East 24th Street
Contact: 970-353-3538
For more information, click here.

Hillside Pool (outdoor, membership required)

Address: 1414 27th Street
Contact: 970-352-1692
For more information, click here.

Island Grove Splash Park (outdoor)

Address: 1300 A Street
Contact: 970-353-4253
For more information, click here.

Sunrise Splash Park (outdoor)

Address: 325 12th Street
Contact: 970-356-2594
For more information, click here.

Johnstown

Johnstown Pool (outdoor)

Address: 616 North 2nd Street
Contact: 970-587-3767
For more information, click here.

Milliken

Milliken Pool (outdoor)

Contact: 970-587-3767
For more information, click here.

Windsor

Chimney Park Pool (outdoor)

Address: 421 Chimney Park Drive
Contact: 970-674-0826
For more information, click here.

Lake Swimming Beach

Address: 100 North 5th Street
For more information, click here.



Ault

West Park Skate Park

Address: 1st Street and Graefe Avenue
For more information, click here.

Erie

Coal Creek Park

Address: 575 Kattell
For more information, click here.

Evans

Prairie View Park

Address: 4100 Harbor Lane
For more information, click here.

Fort Lupton

Community Center Park

Address: Along Highway 52 and South Harrison Avenue
For more information, click here.

Greeley

Centennial Park

Address: 2201 23rd Ave
For more information, click here.

Peakview park

Address: West 13th Street Road
For more information, click here.

Sunrise Park

Address: 11th Street and 4th Avenue
For more information, click here.

Johnstown

Eddie Aragon Park

Address: Castle Pines Avenue
For more information, click here.

Keenesburg

Schey Park

Address: South Pine Street
For more information, click here.

Lochbuie

Lochbuie Skate Park

Address: Zante Way
For more information, click here.

Milliken

Hillsboro Skate Park

Address: South Harriet Ave For more information, click here.


Platteville

Riverview/Daniel Romero Memorial Park

Address: Main Street
For more information, click here.

Windsor

Eastman Park

Address: 7025 Eastman Park Drive
For more information, click here.