20 Jul 2015
If ever you wanted to find a mecca where there is so much to do in one single park, the Town Park in Telluride, Colorado can’t be beat. Nestled on the site of a former silver mining camp, the town skirts the San Miguel River in the western San Juan Mountains, and Telluride Town Park is smack dab in the middle.
Located within easy walking distance from top-notch restaurants, the park offers a multitude of activities during every season of the year. Come and join the locals and play for a day or two!
While the centers of many towns are commerce-focused, downtown Telluride can be proud of its huge amount of open space dedicated to outdoor activities. One reason for this is the amazing climate. Colorado boasts an incredible number of sunny days, tempting residents and visitors alike to spend tons of time outdoors. While the blue skies and mountain backdrop are beckoning, it’s hard to stay indoors!
If you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the many world class festivals this town boasts, strolling through Telluride Town Park is a real pick-me-up.
Even if you’re not inclined to take advantage of the sports and recreation activities offered, the open space and clean air will elicit a peaceful sense of contentment for one and all.
There is so much to do in the park that it won’t be long before you’re trying your hand at pitching horseshoes or having a picnic in the shade. What better way to relax and unwind than to breathe the clean mountain air?
In the blush of summer, the park boasts many sports activities. Take the kids and hit some balls on either of the two tennis courts, or challenge your friends in a competitive adult match. In the very center of Town Park is an outdoor basketball court. It’s easy to obtain a basketball at the Parks and Recreation Office in Town Park. If you enjoy disc golf, you will love the nine-hole primitive course which winds around the perimeter of the park, and uses natural objects as targets. Additionally, there are two outdoor sand volley ball courts, which offer open and pick-up games during the summer. Have you ever pitched horseshoes? This colonial game is loads of fun and a lot harder to win than you might think! Try either of the horse shoe pits located near the swimming pool in Telluride Town Park.
The heated swimming pool is open from mid-June until the end of August every summer. Admissions range from $2.50 for children to $5.00 per adult. Its clear sparkling water dares you to resist diving in after a long day of hiking in the mountains or shopping downtown.
Your kids will love the Kid’s Fishing Pond with its four trout limit. You can check out fishing rods for no charge at the Information Center, so there’s no need to bring your own. There is also the Imagination Station Playground which is located between the Hanley Rink Pavilion and home plate of Bear Creek Field. For smaller visitors, the Toddler Park features a climbing wall for children age 5 and up.
The Park also offers an amazing skateboarding and trick bike facility, which is open daily, as well as the Bicycle pump track. Even if you don’t ride, it’s fun to sit back and watch while local kids show off their tricks!
Winter in the Park
Come back and visit us in the cold months when winter sports abound. The lower humidity of Colorado makes visitors want to stay outside all day. Ice skating is always invigorating and the park has two rinks to choose from. Join the local residents and speed down Firecracker Hill on the southern side of Telluride Town Park. Sledding is free and always fun at any age! No sleds? No worries! You can rent them from the Nordic Center, which also offers youth and adult cross-country ski lessons as well as classic ski and skate rentals.
Whatever season you choose to visit us, our Telluride Town Park is here for you to enjoy. With so many world-class musical, cultural, athletic and culinary experiences waiting for you, what are you waiting for? For information on activities in the Telluride Town Park, contact our knowledgeable staff at Telluride Rentals. They are here to answer any questions and help ensure that you have a fantastic stay in Telluride.