Clear Creek County Parks & Playgrounds
ELMGREEN PARK (FLOYD HILL):
Conveniently 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):
Located 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):
The 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):
This 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):
Just 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):
Located 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):
This 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):
This 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):
A 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):
This 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.