Parks & Rec - Detours & Closures

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The Parks & Recreation Department is continually working on various projects in the parks, along the recreation trails and in the open lands & natural areas surrounding our beautiful city!  If any of those projects is expected to impact the facilities or amenities regularly accessed by the public, we will do our best to inform everyone of the expected detours being put in place, or if closures will be required. 

Please see the table below for any known detours & closures:

Location - More Info/Links: CLOSURE Date: REOPENING Date:

Flood 2013 Information -

See current impacts/updates to Parks & Recreation facilities, parks, open lands, etc. due to the September 2013 flood. 
FULL closure remains at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park.

9/2013 Ongoing openings, as work is completed

Recreation Trail Detours & Closures

The City's Recreation Trail updates, including any detours & closure information are always posted directly on this Recreation Trail web page.

Ongoing Ongoing
Irrigation Projects -
Centennial Park "Bill Swift Field" -
October 24th to November 30th:

  • Weekday impacts until 2:30 p.m. each day in the field itself
  • Field will be playable after 2:30 p.m. each day. Minor construction outside of fence will be ongoing

October 24th

November 30th

Fairgrounds Park Limited Access -

There will be limited access to Fairgrounds Park during the first & second quarters of 2017.  This is due to repairs/replacement of roadway and railroad tracks at the Railroad Avenue crossing. 

South Parking Lot will be CLOSED:  Access will be available ONLY from the north end of Railroad Avenue and main parking lot.  The Dog Park and Milner-Swartz historical property access points will remain open to walk-ins from the north parking lot.

Mid-Sept. 2016 Spring 2017

North Lake Park Tennis Courts

Closure of the North Lake Park Tennis Courts #1 through #6 will occur for replacement.

Sept. 12, 2016  Beginning of 2017
Playground Rebuild at LSP
The Loveland Sports Park Playground, Spray Park, and Corporate Shelter (the large, non-reservable shelter) will be CLOSED from Labor Day to the end of 2016 for a complete rebuild/rework of the playground and spray park areas.
Shelter #2 at LSP will also be blocked from reservation use during this time period as the project could impact the area; first-come, first-served use will be permitted when the area is not as heavily impacted with noise/construction uses.  Please be aware of workers.  
Labor Day 2016 Beginning of 2017
SEASONAL / ROUTINE MAINTENANCE CLOSURES:

Buckhorn Northern Railroad -

Seasonal closures occur at the miniature train location
(CLOSED from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend).
Please see the BNR web page for further updates & closure information.

Labor Day
weekend
Memorial Day
weekend

Lake Loveland Swim Beach
& Winona Outdoor Pool -

Seasonal closures occur at the swim beach and outdoor pool areas (CLOSED from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend). Please see the Outdoor Swimming web page for further updates & closure information.

Labor Day
weekend
Memorial Day
weekend

Parks & Natural Area Closures 

Seasonal closures occur at various parks and natural area locations due to inclement weather. Those locations will be gated/locked as necessary for public safety reasons.
These areas may be (not limited to) Loveland Sports Park, River's Edge Natural Area, etc.

Ongoing - 
Posted to our Facebook pages; 
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Ongoing - 
Posted to our Facebook pages; 
LIKE US for
updates!

Parks Flush Restrooms

Seasonal closures occur at the flush restrooms in the parks during the winter months to avoid freezing pipes, etc.  During this time, Port-o-Lets are placed at those winterized locations instead.

End of October Beginning of April
HOLIDAY CLOSURES:

Chilson Recreation Center -

See more info for facility hours and fees listed online HERE.

CLOSED EARLY
Christmas Eve
12/24/15, at 3:00 p.m.; CLOSED Christmas Day
Re-Opening, 12/26/15 for regular operating hours

Chilson Senior Center -

See more info for facility hours and fees listed online HERE.

CLOSED EARLY
Christmas Eve
12/24/15, at 3:00 p.m.; CLOSED Christmas Day
Re-Opening, 12/28/15 for regular operating hours
 

If you would like to report anything which is in need of repair within the Parks & Recreation Department's locations, please call us at: (970) 962-2727, or send us an email at:  Parks@CityofLoveland.org.  Any reports will be passed on to management, Crew Supervisors, Attendants, Parks Workers, etc. and you will receive follow-up as soon as possible.