Looking for a spot with a view for a picnic lunch? Or a great playground for your kids? We love our parks—here are a few of the best.
Enjoy all that Rainbow Park has to offer on its seven acres: tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, an award-winning playground with a state-of-the-art “Tot Lot,” a nationally-recognized skateboard park, and more. It’s also home to a multitude of events, like Silverthorne’s Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, Evening of Family Fun, and the annual Kaiser Permanente Pumpkin Fest in October.
With mountain views over Lake Dillon to the Ten Mile and Gore Mountain Ranges, Marina Park offers incredible vistas. The Park extends from the intersection of Lake Dillon Drive and Lodgepole Street all along the waterfront to Point Dillon Park and Lawn. It’s the perfect scene for tweens on Friday and Saturday nights: Grab a picnic dinner and enjoy the park while listening to free concerts at adjacent Dillon Amphitheatre.
Explore the idyllic Dillon Nature Preserve on a walk, snowshoe, or cross-country ski. Signs along the trails include history, trees, wildlife, and native plants, written as part of an Eagle Scout project.
The Lake Dillon Disc Golf Course is an
unparalleled 18-hole disc golf course located on a multi-use area adjacent to the Dillon Cemetery. The course was funded by the Town of Dillon and made possible using lands owned by Summit County and the Denver Water Board.
Play at the Dillon Town Park, with free public tennis courts, bocce courts, an outdoor basketball court, horseshoe pits, and a playground. A large lawn is perfect for baseball, soccer, Frisbee, pickleball, or lounging in the sun. In the winter, paths running through the park are plowed. And it’s got a central location with mountain views.
North Pond Park’s five acres feature unique mountain wetlands and a pond area with a sandy beach in the summer. North Pond is home to nesting osprey and quality fishing. It’s also a great place to test the waters on a stand-up paddleboard. A small enclosed pavilion can be used for year-round events or as a warming hut in the winter. Other amenities include a picnic shelter, restrooms, two docks, a short walking trail, gas fire pit, and picnic area. Visit by bike: The park is near the start of the Blue River Trail.
Join the Summit County Pickleball Club on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays throughout the summer at Trent Park. Or grab the kids and check out the small fishing pond, stocked by the DOW, just for kids. The park also features a picnic shelter, baseball field, two tennis courts, a children’s playground, and picnic tables.