Recreation and Fitness Centers

Clear Creek County offers a variety of parks and recreational opportunities for visitors.

Recreation Center:

Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation DistrictClear Creek County Rec CenterThe Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District (CCMRD) operates a Recreation Center and several parks designed to meet the recreation needs of our community.  All visitors to the area are welcome to use these facilities located throughout Clear Creek County.  The Recreation Center is located at the center of the county at 1130 Idaho Street, in Idaho Springs and offers visitors the opportunity to purchase low-priced day-use passes to the pool and fitness center.  The CCMRD pool is a 6-lane, 25-yard pool with a one-meter diving board, wading pool, and hot tub.  The staff provides several learn to swim programs, swimming fitness classes, and even learn to kayak classes in the pool.  The Recreation Center’s fitness area has a full range of cardiovascular equipment, weight lifting equipment, and a wide variety of fitness classes.  Outside the facility there is a basketball court and a sand volleyball court.  For more information about CCMRD or the Recreation Center, visit or call (303) 567-4822.

Area Parks and Playgrounds:

Elmgreen Park (Floyd Hill):

Elmgreen Park Floyd HillConveniently located near the Clear Creek Middle/High School on Floyd Hill, easily accessed by exit 247 from Interstate 70, CCMRD has a new park with a playground, picnic area, tennis court, basketball goal, and restroom facility.  The playground features five swings, a spinner, spring toy, a large play structure with slides, decks, and a number of play events and climbing apparatus.  There is also an eight foot tall rock climbing structure.

Courtney Riley Cooper Park (Idaho Springs):

Clear Creek County PlaygroundLocated at the heart of Idaho Springs is a beautiful grass park sitting alongside Clear Creek.  This is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic on your trip through the county.  The new playground offers children a wonderful opportunity to burn off some energy, on the swings, large play structure with slides and climbing structures, and spring toys.  There is a picnic pavilion located at the center of the park, numerous picnic tables, several grills, and public restrooms are conveniently located nearby.  Your visit to CRC park isn’t complete without stopping in and looking around the Idaho Springs Visitors Center and Museum.

Ball Field Complex (Idaho Springs):

Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation DistrictThe Idaho Springs ball field complex is conveniently located alongside I-70 in Idaho Springs and provides two ball fields to give travelers an opportunity for a pick-up game of baseball, soccer, or to just let the kids burn off some energy.  One of the fields has a grass baseball infield and 60’ bases and the other field has a dirt infield with both 60’ and 90’ bases.  Sorry, we don’t let pets on the fields, but if you would like to walk your four-legged family member, there is a great non-motorized trail that connects the ballfield complex to Idaho Springs.

Heritage Park (Idaho Springs):

Heritage park is located beside Courtney – Ryley Cooper Park in Central Idaho Springs.  This is where you will find the Steve Canyon Statue, along with several picnic tables, horseshoe pit, tennis court, multi-use court/basketball court and a public restroom facility.  For all those RVers out there, Idaho Springs provides a RV dump station at this park as well.

Macy/Ruth Mill Park (Idaho Springs):

Ruth Mills PlaygroundThis attractive Idaho Springs park designed with a mining theme sits along Colorado Boulevard at the intersection with 7th Avenue.  This park features a tot play structure with two slides, several climbing areas, and a sandbox; as well as picnic tables, benches, and a public restroom facility.

Skate Park (Idaho Springs):

Located at the East end of Idaho Springs, is a small modular skate park with steal and concrete skate ramps and ½ pipe.  There is a portable toilet available at this park.

Harold A. Anderson Park (Idaho Springs)

A small but pretty park accessed by going down 17 Street south. The park is home to the C&S class B-4C consolidation number 60 train. This is the locomotive you can seen from I-70 as you drive past the town but it is worth coming off the highway and taking a closer look. The park is by the river and is a nice park to visit for a picnic on a weekend with easy parking behind the Buffalo Restaurant.

Minton Park (Empire):

Minton Park EmpireMinton Park Empire dirt terrain parkJust of Highway 40 in the town of Empire is one of the most scenic open park facilities in the county.  This attractive valley offers a respite from road noise and offers some gorgeous views in a valley setting.   This park offers a baseball field complex, picnic shelter, tables, horseshoe pits, and an older playground play structure and swings.  CCMRD has also teamed up with the Town of Empire and now offers a dirt terrain park for Mountain Board and BMX riders at this location.

Meadows Park (Georgetown):

Meadows Park GeorgetownLocated in picturesque Georgetown, this older small pocket park provides a picnic area, basketball court, and a tennis court.  There is a portable toilet facility located at this park.

City Park (Georgetown):

Georgetown City ParkFosters PlaceThis is a very attractive “Town Square” type park with a central gazebo, mature trees, and an elaborate play structure.  If you are traveling with children, stop by Georgetown just for this amazing playground.  This park is full of treasures that complement this historic town.  The park is surrounded by a historic metal fence and the 20’ diameter wooden Victorian Gazebo are truly worth the visit for the historical interest.

Triangle Park (Georgetown):

Georgetown triangle parkThis small pocket park sits at the corner of Main Street and Silver Cloud Drive on a terraced hillside.  The park contains a small older wooden play structure with slide, tire swing, a climbing structure, and four swings.  There is one wooden picnic table to relax at while the children burn off some energy on the playground.

Lake Park (Georgetown):

Lake Park Georgetown LakeLake Park GeorgetownA very attractive area highlighted by the mountain reflection off the lake.  Stop by the Georgetown Lake and enjoy the wonderful wildlife viewing area as you look for big horn sheep on the side of the mountain, or just relax along the lake as you fish.

Lawson Whitewater Park (Lawson):

Lawson Whitewater Park LawsonThis new sports park constructed for easy access to Clear Creek sits just West of Lawson on the Stanley Road, the County Road 306.  This park provide six kayak holes offering kayakers of all abilities some fun opportunities to “playboat” at this park.  There is a parking area for up to 15 cars and easy grade access to the rivers edge.  There is also a restroom facility located at this park.


Feel free to stop by and use any of these outdoor facilities for free anytime they are not scheduled for an activity.

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