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. 
Recreation Trail - Boyd Lake State Park & Hwy 287

Posted 3.14.19

CLOSURE: The north recreation trail from Boyd Lake State Park to Hwy 287 is closed for removal of significant amounts of drifting snow. Snow removal may take several days. Thank you for your patience.

Seasonal Restroom Closures

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

Port-o-Let Locations

• Centennial Park (east parking lot)
• Fairgrounds Park (dog park)
• Kroh Park
• Namaqua Park
• North Lake Park
• Seven Lakes Park

Wilson Ave. Construction

1.30.19

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

Wilson Ave. alternate routes map

Namaqua Ave. & Namaqua Park Closures

posted 1.29.19

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. 

posted 1.21.19

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.

Oxbow Natural Area Soft-Surface Trail Closure

posted 1.7.19

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.

Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Closed for Season

posted 11.01.18

Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park is now closed for the season as of November 1.

Barnes Complex Batting Cages
The Barnes Complex batting cages are closed for the season beginning Monday, Oct. 29.
Wilson Bridge

7.30.18

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.

Wilson Ave. & Underpass

7.18.18

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

Wilson Ave. alternate routes map

 

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. 

 

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

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
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.
These areas may be (not limited to) Loveland Sports Park, River's Edge Natural Area, etc.

Ongoing - 
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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
 

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.