Our local parks are often our first experiences in nature and our introduction to a favorite hobby or physical activity. They are places to gather with friends and family, spaces to celebrate life’s special moments, spots of respite and healing, sites that connect us with essential community services, and so much more. We encourage you to get out there and share your parks and recreation experience to celebrate this national month (don’t forget to tag your photos with #OurParkAndRecStory and #myGreeley)!
Did you know? Nearly three in five adults say that access to these amenities is very or extremely vital to their mental and physical health.
So get out there and enjoy our parks, trails, and recreational areas! My Greeley has come up with ten ways for you to celebrate parks and recreation all month long.
1. Did you know that Greeley has 48 parks? You may have your favorites, but it may be time to check out a park that you haven’t visited before. Our parks include playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic areas, dog parks, and more. Check out the Explore Greeley map to find a new local park.
5. Cool off at Greeley’s pools and splash parks. Open swim is available at the FunPlex daily from noon to 5 p.m. Families can take a spin around the lazy river, children can explore our zero-depth pool and play structures, and everyone over 48-inches tall can take a ride down one of our massive indoor waterslides. Discovery Bay Waterpark located in east Greeley, Features a one-of-a-kind dinosaur play structure custom designed specifically for Greeley. In addition, the waterpark includes a splash pad, zero-depth area, lazy river, a water slide and more. Greeley has two free splash park locations, Island Grove Splash Park, and Sunrise Splash Park.
8. There are also opportunities to play disc golf in Greeley at Epple Park, behind the Family FunPlex at the Sheep Draw Trail, and on the University of Northern Colorado west campus.