River's Edge Natural Area
Seasonal restroom closures at River's Edge Natural Area (960 W. First St.) are in effect. Alternate restroom facilities are available at: the main parking lot south of First St.; south of Bass Pond; and in the Centennial Park parking lot north of First St.
Available Winter Restrooms - Open During Daylight Hours
• Benson Sculpture Garden
• Centennial Park
• Dwayne Webster Memorial Park
• Fairgrounds Park
• Mehaffey Park (South)
• Loveland Sports Park (two of three
• Centennial Park (east parking lot)
• Fairgrounds Park (dog park)
• Kroh Park
• Namaqua Park
• North Lake Park
• Seven Lakes Park
Wilson Ave. between 1st and 8th
This is a Public Works project. The project on Wilson has been delayed and will be completed this spring. The final paving cannot be completed until the asphalt plants open up again in the spring, either March or April, depending on the weather. In the meantime, crews are finishing the concrete medians, retaining walls and bike trail parking lot next to the Recycling Center entrance. For more information contact Chris Carlson, Project Manager
Namaqua Park is closed until further notice. The closure is due to several projects in the immediate area, including the county road bridge replacement mentioned above and a water valve replacement. These projects require the use of heavy equipment. Maneuvering this equipment could affect public access to the parking lot. Thank you for your patience as we and the county work to improve this area.
CLOSURE: Effective January 28 through approximately June 1, 2019, Namaqua Ave. (Co Rd 19E) will be CLOSED for a county road bridge replacement. Access to Namaqua Park is available from First St. (aka W Co Rd 20). The bridge that is being replaced spans the Big Thompson River and the south end of the bridge is adjacent to Namaqua Park. During construction, the contractor may use up to half of the parking lot of the park as part of the temporary right-of-way work.
A river restoration project will close soft-surface trails at Oxbow Natural Area east of Rossum Drive beginning January 3 for approximately 3 weeks. The Big Thompson Watershed Coalition received grant funding to improve the river corridor from Rossum Drive to Wilson Ave. to provide flood protection, enhance river habitat for fish and wildlife and improve recreation opportunities. The first phase of the project will include construction at Oxbow Natural Area to provide an overflow channel for the river during flood conditions. Soft-surface trails near the river will be closed; however, the paved recreation trail will remain open during construction.
Closed January 4 - February 16, 2019
The closure is due to a forest mitigation project under the direction of the Big Thompson River Coalition to help reduce fuel sources in the event of a wildfire. The trail head will be subject to additional closure pending the start of a pipeline reclamation project to remove the former hydropower plant supply line. Thank you.
Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park is now closed for the season as of November 1.
The Barnes Complex batting cages are closed for the season beginning Monday, Oct. 29.
The parking lot near the underpass section of the recreation trail on Wilson Ave. between 1st. St & Eisenhower will be closed for the next several months due to work in the area. For reference, this is near the recycling center. Thank you for your patience.
The Recreation Trail and underpass at Wilson Ave. are closed due to major road construction on Wilson Ave. Bike lanes on Wilson Ave. between W. First St. and the Barnes Ditch Recreation Trail also are closed during construction. Trail users are advised to use alternate routes until further notice. Anticipated completion date: end of year 2018
|Location - More Info/Links||CLOSURE Date||REOPENING Date|
See current impacts/updates to Parks & Recreation facilities, parks, open lands, etc. due to the September 2013 flood.
Round Mountain Trail (both the Nature Trail and the Summit Trail) are open as of May 24, 2018.
FULL closure remains at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park.
|9/2013||Ongoing openings, as work is completed|
Boyd Lake Avenue Improvements
Boyd Lake Avenue, which leads to Loveland Sports Park, will have possible lane closures due to road construction and improvements. The limited access/lane closures will occur from Highway 34 south to the park's entrance.
|Aug./Sept. 2017||Summer 2018|
Fairgrounds Park Limited Access -
There will be limited access to Fairgrounds Park during the third & fourth quarters of 2017. This is due to repairs/replacement of roadway and railroad tracks at the Railroad Avenue crossing; a Public Works project.
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. Please keep dogs on leash until they are within the Dog Park confines.
|July 2018||December 2018|
SEASONAL / ROUTINE MAINTENANCE CLOSURES
Seasonal closures occur at the miniature train location
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.
|North Lake Park Swim Beach & Park Areas
The Swim Beach at North Lake Park and the adjacent park areas will be CLOSED on July 3rd-5th for fireworks setup and safety zone, in addition to park clean-ups afterwards. During closure, barriers will be in place. Please DO NOT cross the barriers.
|July 3rd||July 5th|
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.
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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|
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