The Barnes Complex Batting Cages are northern Colorado’s most complete outdoor batting cage facility. It features seven stations that house both slow pitch and fast pitch softball & baseball pitching machines.
For further information about the Barnes Batting Cages, please visit the web page HERE.
Where can I find the Barnes Batting Cages?
The Barnes Complex Batting Cages are located at the east side of Fairgrounds Park
405 South Cleveland - Loveland, Colorado 80537 (entrance from South Cleveland for ball fields and Batting Cages) Program Supervisor: (970) 962-2417 Field Reservations: (970) 962-2445
Two of the three Loveland golf courses offer leagues at their specific locations. Please refer to the Golf Lesson and League information found at the following link: Golf Clubs & Leagues
Where can I get golf lessons in Loveland?
Two of the three Loveland golf courses offer lessons at their specific locations. Please refer to the Golf Lesson and League information found at the following link: Golf Lessons
What is the best course for me to play while I'm learning?
The Cattail Creek golf course is a 9-hole par 3 golf course. While not easy, the course has shorter-length holes that can be friendlier to a beginner. Also, the course can be walked without too much effort. The best place to practice your skills, however, is on the driving ranges, putting greens and other practice areas.
You can also play the 18-hole courses during times that are not as characteristically busy such as a Sunday afternoon or during twilight after 3:30. Also, The Olde Course at Loveland offers a mini-round during the summer that begins at 7:00 p.m. This time is especially designed for those new to the game, those players golfing as a family, or those who just want a quick, short round. Only 3 - 5 holes are played during the mini-round.
I'm NEW to the game of Golf! Now what?
The Loveland golf courses are here to assist you with your journey towards enjoying a lifetime of golf whether you’re a youngster or just a young at heart. You can find the following at all three of the golf courses: Mariana Butte, The Olde Course at Loveland and Cattail Creek.
Group or private lesson instruction for various levels from the "I’ve never held a club before" to the "could you just help me with this one thing".
Practice areas that allow you to try out your skills before getting on the actual course. These areas can include putting greens, driving ranges and chipping areas.
Set of clubs that you can rent for your golf round - saving you an upfront investment until you’re ready.
When you are ready to make your golf club purchase, our pro shops offer a wide selection of equipment and have qualified personnel that can help you select the type of clubs that are just right for you.
All of the courses are set up with multiple colored courses or “teeing” areas. As a beginner do not be afraid to play from the forward tees – usually colored yellow and red. Golf is way more enjoyable when you play from the tees that fit your current abilities instead of struggling through playing from the extended yardage tees.
How soon should I show up at the golf course before my scheduled tee time?
We ask that all golfers report to the pro shop at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time. This allows plenty of time for check-in, perhaps a little warm up on the range, and then arrival at the 1st tee.
How can I register to play golf?
You can register for the tee time systems by completing the Tee Time ID Form online, by visiting the courses and completing a registration form, or by downloading the brochure and mail-in registration form here: Registration Form.
In order to book your times online, you need to go through a simple “First Time Web Users” registration to validate your number for the on line tee time system.
Questions? Call us at (970) 962-2496.
Do I have to register to use the tee time system for golf?
No, not necessarily. You will be required to use a credit card number to confirm your times if you are not registered. If you do register you receive a pin number to use with both the telephone system and the online tee times.
When can I make a tee time for golf?
This answer has 3 parts:
1. Normal Tee Times: Golfers are able to make a tee time 8 days in advance starting at 7:00 p.m. online or through the automated phone system; in addition, the pro shops will be happy to assist you with your tee time reservation within 7 days. 2. Same Day Tee Times: If you want to play the same day you are calling for a tee time, you must contact the course pro shop directly: Mariana Butte (970) 667-8308 Cattail Creek (970) 663-5310 The Olde Course at Loveland (970) 667-5256 3. Pre-Reserved Tee Times: You can also pre-reserve tee times 21 days in advance by paying an additional nominal fee per player. This service is perfect when you want to arrange a guaranteed tee time for those out of town guests, bachelor round, or work-holiday.
Cancelling/Modifying your tee time: If you need to cancel your tee time or change the number of players, date or time please do so as far in advance as possible by calling the pro shops. By canceling or modifying your time, you show respect to the golf course staff and your fellow golfers and help to keep golf fees down.
How do I make a tee time at a Loveland golf course?
There are three easy methods to make a tee time for any of the three Loveland courses:
We do have an instructional brochure and registration form for the automated phone system that you can download here: "Tee Time How-to"
Do I have to Golf my round in a certain time?
All three courses have expected pace of play times. Check the course you’ll be playing to see its specific time. By playing within that perimeter you not only have an enjoyable round, but ensure the enjoyment of those on the course with you. For more suggestions on how to play within the pace of play, download the following brochure: "Pace of Play".
How can I memorialize a loved one?
The Parks & Recreation Foundation works with the Parks & Recreation Department to allow Memorial Plaques, Memorial Benches, and Memorial Trees to be donated and placed in our Parks. Please follow the link to the proper information within our pages: Donations
What is the Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program, and who is eligible?
The Scholarship Program is run by the Parks & Recreation Foundation. It is explained best by following this link: Scholarships
Are credit cards accepted at the Burial Park / Cemetery?
Yes. Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted as payment.
What are the visiting hours at the Burial Park / Cemetery?
The Burial Park / Cemetery is open for visitors from sunrise to sunset.
If the concrete foundation for a headstone I own needs repair, who is responsible?
Please contact the monument company that installed your foundation to see if warranty service is available. If the cemetery poured your foundation, the city will warrant the cement work for five years.
Are personal plantings allowed in the Burial Park / Cemetery?
Yes, as noted in the Cemetery Rules and Regulations. Personal plantings are the responsibility of the lot owner.
Are chapel tents available for services at the Burial Park / Cemetery?
Yes! We provide a chapel tent at all services unless high winds create a hazard.
What is meant by "Perpetual Care"?
At the Burial Park / Cemetery, perpetual care includes general care and preservation of the interment sites and landscapes, grounds, walks, roadways, and structures (so the grounds shall remain and be reasonably cared for as cemetery grounds forever). Perpetual care does not include care of monuments, foundations, or personal plantings.
How old is the cemetery in Loveland?
The cemetery is over 118 years old, and has been operated and maintained by the City since 1919.
Are burial sites still available at the Burial Park / Cemetery?
Yes. You may select from a wide range of interment sites, ranging from traditional lots to cremains sites or above ground columbarium niches.
Who do I call for City sponsored Adult Softball Tournament Information?
Tournament information may be found on our website HERE. You may also wish to call the Adult Athletics Coordinator at (970) 962-2444.
How do I contact the other athletics organizations affiliated with the City of Loveland?
The City of Loveland Parks & Recreation Department works with various athletics organizations in Loveland to optimize the recreation facility usage, and offer the community the best options!
You may find a listing of the other City affiliated organizations on our web site HERE.
What are the numbers I should call for athletics weather cancellations?
The City of Loveland has weather cancellation lines which offer the latest on schedules/cancellations for athletics in the parks, etc. The recordings on the weather cancellation line are updated a half-hour before your game is schdeduled to begin.
Please call the following numbers:
ADULT ATHLETICS (970) 962-2388 and press option 3, then 1. YOUTH ATHLETICS (970) 962-2386 and press option 2, then 2.
Where is Winona Outdoor Pool located?
Adjacent to the Osborn Park location, at 1615 4th Street SE.
Take Boise to 4th Street SE and turn west. The pool will be on your right hand side.
For further information about Winona Pool, please see the web page HERE.
Are there grills located at the Winona Outdoor Pool?
No, there are not grills accessible to patrons at the pool.
However, there are concessions available during normal operating hours of the pool, and you are welcome to bring along your own coolers or snack items as well. NO ALCOHOL will be permitted at the facility. For more information about Winona Outdoor Pool, please visit the web page HERE.
When is swimming allowed at Lake Loveland Swim Beach?
The Lake Loveland Swim Beach is open during the Summer months when the water levels are at a safe capacity for swimming within the pre-determined, roped off area.
The hours are 10:00am-5:00pm with guard staff on duty. No swimming will be allowed when the water level is not at a safe depth, or if there are no lifeguards on duty. During drought conditions, please observe the signs, and do not attempt to swim there when closures are posted.
For more information about the Lake Loveland Swim Beach, please see the Outdoor Swimming web page HERE.
Where is swimming permitted in Lake Loveland?
Swimming is permitted at the Lake Loveland Swim Beach, within areas designated by ropes and buoys only. Individuals swimming or wading outside of designated areas are at risk of receiving a citation for trespassing. Children under 6 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult (16 years +). For more information about the Lake Loveland Swim Beach, please visit the web page HERE.
How can I volunteer to help with the Environmental Education Program or to become a Trail Host?
The City of Loveland Parks and Recreation Department offers an Environmental Education Program, and accepts volunteers to assist with the program. There are also volunteer opportunities with the Trail Host Program. To learn more, visit the EE Center's web page HERE.
How do I donate land to the City to preserve as Open Space?
Please contact the Open Lands/Natural Areas division at: (970) 962-2726 or (970) 962-2725 and speak to one of our representatives.
What does the Open Lands/Natural Areas Division do for the environment?
The Open Lands and Natural Areas Division of the Parks & Recreation Department preserves open space and natural areas by working with willing landowners to acquire property through simple purchases, conservation easements, and donations.
Please follow this link for more information: Open Lands/Natural Areas
Who handles reservations for Boyd Lake, Carter Lake, Pinewood Reservoir, Lon Hagler, Lone Tree, and Boedecker Lake?
These areas are not handled by the City Parks & Recreation Department.
Below are the contact numbers for those areas: Boyd Lake State Park can be reached at (970) 669-1739. Carter Lake and Pinewood Reservoir are handled by Larimer County Parks and Open Lands at (970) 679-4570. Lon Hagler, Lone Tree, and Boedecker are managed by the Division of Wildlife and the State of Colorado. For further information about State Wildlife areas, please call 472-4300.
How do I register my boat?
Boat registrations are handled by the State of Colorado through the office at Boyd Lake State Park. More information can be obtained by calling their office at (970) 669-1739.
Who do I contact to make an amphitheater reservation?
The Parks & Recreation Department can take reservations for the Norma & Lynn Hammond Amphitheater at North Lake Park. Please come to the Parks and Recreation Administration Office to complete your reservation at 500 E. Third Street, Suite 200 - Loveland, CO
The office is open for reservations Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
The Facilities Department can take a reservation for the Foote Lagoon Amphitheater, the Library rooms, and the Pulliam Community Building. Please call to set up your reservation at (970) 962-2738.
Is charcoal allowed in the City park barbeques during fire ban conditions for the State or County?
Yes, under normal conditions, charcoal may be used in any grills at the park.
You may also bring along your own propane grill, as long as you take it with you when you leave, and only use it on a paved/concrete surface.
See below for further details in case of a fire ban: A. Due to a STATE FIRE RESTRICTION or BAN: ALL charcoal fires, or open fires of any kind may be banned in the public areas and park areas of Loveland if there is a State Fire Ban put in place by Governor's mandate. This includes use of the established park shelter grills. However, portable propane gas grills or electric grills are allowed to be used in this case. Tiki torches, Candles, or Log fires are banned at all times. A. Due to a COUNTY FIRE RESTRICTION or BAN: For further information about Larimer County Fire Restrictions or Bans, please visit their website here: http://www.co.larimer.co.us/
Can I bring my pig roaster or other large barbeque cooker to the park?
Yes, as long as it remains on the pavement/concrete surface. You cannot drive it out to the shelter area. If there is a fire ban in effect, all roasters or barbecues must be propane or electric powered ONLY. You must also take the cooker with you at the end of your reservation, so please allow time for it to cool!
How soon do I need to make my park shelter or pavilion reservation?
Shelter reservations are made for the current year beginning the first working day in January, and must be made at least 5 business days in advance of your reservation date. You may make reservations ONLINE, or in person at the Parks & Recreation Administration Office - 500 E. Third Street, Suite 200 - Loveland, Colorado.
Reservations for Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park are required at least 7 days in advance. These reservations MUST be made in person at the Parks & Recreation Administration Office - 500 E. Third Street, Suite 200 - Loveland, Colorado
We would suggest that you make your reservations as soon as possible, as the park shelter reservations fill up early in the year.
Can I get an Alcohol Permit for my special event at the park?
Yes, you may purchase an Alcohol Permit for your special event at the Parks & Recreation Administration Office - 500 E Third Street, Suite 200 - Loveland, CO.
Alcohol Permits are only available in conjunction with a gazebo/shelter/pavilion reservation, and expire on the day of the reservation (upon completion of your event). They are an added cost of $30 for the permit, plus a $30 deposit.
Can I bring my dog along to the park?
Yes, your dog is welcome at the park as long as it stays on a leash, and under human control at all times. You must also pick up after any messes made. No digging is allowed. Dogs are NOT allowed to swim in the lake or ponds at the parks, or to enter the Barnes Complex (softball fields or batting cages) at Fairgrounds Park.
There is also an off-leash Dog Park area now available at the Fairgrounds Park location for dogs of all sizes! There is even an area specific to smaller/shy dogs. Please refer to further information regarding the Dog Park on the Fairgrounds Park web page HERE.
Do I have to reserve a park gazebo/shelter/pavilion if I want to use it?
Reservations are not required, and gazebos/shelters/pavilions may be used on a first-come, first-served basis if they are not already reserved. However, a reservation is suggested if you want to be assured a spot for your special event. If a reservation is made, the reservation will be posted in the area on the date of the reservation. You may also call to check on availability (during regular office hours) at: (970)962-2727.
You may make a reservation at least five business days in advance of your event by using the ONLINE reservation system, or in person at the Parks & Recreation Administration Office - 500 E. Third Street, Suite 200 - Loveland, Colorado
If an area has not been reserved at least five business days in advance, it is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to the general public for drop-in use (with the exception of the Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park which requires 7 business days advance reservation; Area #1 at Viestenz-Smith is not available to the public except by reservation).
Can I drive my elderly relative or disabled family member out to the gazebo/shelter/pavilion?
No vehicles are permitted on the turf or sidewalks at any time. Our park gazebos/shelters/pavilions are wheelchair accessible from the parking areas.
In the case of reservations at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Area #2, the dirt parking lot at the top of the park is your designated parking area. It has a dirt path which leads down to the grassy reservation area, and it is not suggested for wheelchairs. Instead, you may need to drive down into the main parking lot to let off anyone who needs wheelchair access on the sidewalks. Then, you must go back up and park in the dirt parking lot set aside for your reservation.
How can I make a reservation for my large group event at the park? (over 200 people)
A large group is usually defined as over 200 people, which is the maximum allowance for a reservation area at the largest pavilions in Fairgrounds Park. Most other parks are limited to 50 people or less. There are a few that allow 70-150 people if there is ample parking and restrooms available during your desired reservation period.
If you have over 200 people that you would like at your event, please call the Parks & Recreation Administration Office to begin the paperwork process/getting approval from the Park Manager for your large group use at (970)962-2727.
Once this step has been taken, the Administrative Office will walk you through the rest of the process. There may be additional requirements to be met in order to accomodate your larger group.
Additional approval/permits may be required from the Police Department, depending on your group size and planned uses.
You may also want to look into use of one of the amphitheater areas, which can accomodate up to 300 people with no added permit process/costs. These areas do not provide chairs & tables, but you are welcome to bring in your own for your event.
The two amphitheater areas are:
Foote Lagoon Amphitheater
Norma & Lynn Hammond Amphitheater at North Lake Park
How do I reserve a spot for my event at the Chilson Recreation Center?
The Chilson Recreation Center and Chilson Senior Center have rooms available for special event rentals. Availability and price vary for each event. Please contact the Facility Coordinator at (970)962-2503 or (970) 962-2383 for further information, or view more online HERE.
What workout equipment is offered at the Chilson Recreation Center?
There are always many pieces of equipment and machines to utilize at the Chilson Recreation Center! Check out the latest listing HERE.
Is there someone who can show me how to use the equipment at the Chilson Recreation Center?
The Chilson Recreation Center offers FREE one-time equipment orientations to show people how to use the equipment properly.
There are also Personal Training, and Personalized Exercise Programs (body fat, fitness profiles, and exercise plans) available for those that want to focus on specific areas of fitness.
For those with special/adaptive needs, please contact the Adaptive Recreation Coordinator at (970)962-2462.
For more information, please view the Chilson Recreation Center web pages HERE.
What does it cost to go to the Chilson Recreation Center?
The Chilson Recreation Center has the following payment options available:
Daily Entry Fees
10-visit Punch Passes
Extended Use Passes for Residents (EUP)
Extended Use Passes for Non-Residents (EUP)
Senior Activity Cards (SAC)
The rates for these payment options vary by age group, and are broken down for you on the Chilson Recreation Center Hours & Fees web page HERE.
What are the hours of operation at the Chilson Recreation Center?
The Chilson Recreation and Senior Centers have regular hours of operation listed on the Hours & Fees web page HERE.
There are also Holiday Hours which are observed during specific holidays annually. They are generally advertised on the Hours & Fees web page, and in the Leisure Times Activity Guide each season. Please see the most recent Leisure Times Activity Guide HERE.
How can I register for a class through the Chilson Recreation Center ONLINE?
The online registration feature for the Parks & Recreation Department is called WebTrac.
You may use it to register for most classes or activities that are offered through the Chilson Recreation Center. You may access WebTrac HERE.
Please have your Household ID Number and Member Numbers handy at the time you log in to the system. If you do not have a Household ID Number or Member Numbers, please fill out the form HERE first. You will receive the required login information via a return email.
Why are there age requirements, prerequisites, or maximums for some of the classes at the Chilson Recreation Center?
Many of our classes or activities have age restrictions or limitations due to safety and class structure issues. Those age restrictions or limitations cannot be overridden in most cases.
However, if you would like to inquire about a specific class, or speak to a Coordinator for a specific area of interest, please visit the Chilson Recreation Center web pages for further contact information HERE.
What classes and activities are offered at the Chilson Recreation Center?
Please look at the Leisure Times Activity Guide for further information as to what is offered through the Chilson Recreation Center. You can view it online HERE.
How can I get a copy of the Leisure Times Activity Guide?
The Leisure Times Activity Guide is distributed quarterly through the direct mail to household within the region which have participated in an activity in the past year.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please call the Chilson Recreation Center at (970) 962-2383 or the Parks & Recreation Administration Office at (970) 962-2727.
The Leisure Times can also be picked up during normal hours of operation (and after the quarterly mailing goes out) at the following locations:
Chilson Recreation Center - 700 E. Fourth Street - Loveland
Parks & Recreation Administration Office - 500 E. Third Street - Loveland
There are also other distribution locations throughout the City, as listed on the Leisure Times web page HERE.
The annual distribution schedule is planned in late August each year. Please see the up to date distribution schedule on the Leisure Times web page HERE.
When is the Recreational Trail going to be completed?
The trail system completion is dependant on many factors.
Many trail sections are dependant upon new development, and are subject to completion of these subdivisions before the trail can be finished.
Please contact our Senior Parks Planner for details at (970) 962-2451.
You may also view available information for the Recreational Trail on the web pages HERE.
How is the Recreational Trail System funded?
The City receives funding from the Colorado State Lottery, which it uses for the construction of the recreation trail system. Capital Expansion Fees are also collected on new homes to supplement trail acquisition and development.
Please view the Parks & Recreation Department's Recreational Trail web pages HERE.
How do I find out when a certain section of the Recreational Trail should be completed?
The City of Loveland Recreational Trail System is ever-changing and growing. There are many sections of the trail which are being built over long periods of time. Those sections of trail are opened as quickly as possible, and are then added to the total distance calculations. The trail will eventually complete a circle around Loveland of approximately 20 miles.
Please call Janet Meisel-Burns, Senior Parks Planner, at (970)962-2451 for further information about Recreational Trail or Park Planning questions.
You may also visit the Recreational Trail web pages HERE.
How many miles long is the entire Recreational Trail?
There are currently many miles of trail. This number is constantly changing, as we new sections of trail are completed. Please refer to the Recreational Trails web pages for more information HERE.
How do the trail markers denote the distance that I have utilized the Recreational Trail?
The markers along the trail denote each quarter-mile distance.
Please visit the Recreational Trail web pages for further information HERE.
Where can I pick up a copy of the Recreational Trail Map?
The City of Loveland Recreational Trail System maps are currently printed and distributed through the Parks & Recreation Department and the Public Works/Traffic Department.
You may pick up a printed copy at the following locations:
Parks & Recreation Administration Office -
500 E Third Street, Suite 200 - Loveland, CO 80537
Loveland Bike & Pedestrian Facilities -
105 West 5th Street - Loveland, CO 80537
The Chilson Recreation Center -
700 E Fourth Street - Loveland, CO 80537
Bicycle shops in Loveland
You may also visit the Parks & Recreation Recreational Trail web pages for further information, or view the Recreational Trail Map (PDF) ONLINE HERE.
Do you offer a more competitive team program for Tennis?
Yes, during the summer. We participate in the Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics (CARA) program, which provides children ages 8-18 a recreational, non-ranked, non-sanctioned opportunity to be part of a tennis team.
Please visit the Youth Athletics area of our website for further information about Youth Tennis opportunities in the City of Loveland HERE.
What types of tennis lessons are offered through the City of Loveland?
We offer a variety of classes for children ages 5-adult for all ability levels, beginner through intermediate.
Please visit the Youth Athletics area of our website for more about Youth Tennis opportunities in Loveland HERE.
Where are the Tennis Courts in Loveland?
Tennis courts are located at the following parks for public use:
Dwayne Webster Veterans Park - 2 lighted courts
Edmondson Park - 2 lighted courts
McKee Park - 2 courts
North Lake Park/Owens Field - 12 lighted courts
Osborn Park - 2 lighted courts
Sunnyside Park - 1 court
The courts may be used at any time that they are not reserved for league play or a special event.
You may reserve/rent a tennis court for a special event, tournament, or league play through the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office at 500 East 3rd Street. The tennis courts are reserved for a fee. You may also reserve some courts ONLINE through the WebTrac System - Facility Rentals option HERE.
How do I make a VOA Lunch Program Reservation?
The VOA Meal Program serves lunch Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:00 noon.
There is a suggested donation of $2.50 per person, and is for people aged 60+ (and their spouses).
The menu is printed in the Saturday Reporter Herald newspaper, and reservations must be made in advance by calling (970)472-9630 by 1:00pm the previous day. Check-in time is 11:30-11:45am.
Please visit the Chilson Senior Center web pages for VOA Lunch location details HERE.
Are there apartments at the Chilson Senior Center?
No, the Chilson Senior Center is a multi-purpose senior center which offers many activities to the senior community.
Please visit the Chilson Senior Center web pages HERE.
How old do I have to be to participate in activities at the Chilson Senior Center?
Seniors can purchase a Senior Activity Card (SAC) at the age of 62 or over.
The SAC will allow the senior who purchases it discounted rates, and priority registration to any of the activities at the Chilson Recreation/Senior Center. However, once the initial priority registration period for SAC holders has passed, ANYONE may register for senior classes or activities.
You do not need a SAC to participate in any of the activities at the Senior Center. If a fee is involved, you would pay the fee of a non-SAC holder to participate if you do not have an SAC.
Learn more by visiting the Chilson Senior Center web pages HERE.
What does the Chilson Senior Center offer?
There are numerous activities which are run through the Chilson Senior Center.
Please refer to the Leisure Times Activity Guide. Please download a copy HERE or call (970)962-2423 for further information.