Town-Maintained Parks and Parking Lots

Town of Estes Park - Parks Guide
Bond Park
Consisting of 46,000 square feet, the open space centerpiece of town provides picnic tables and benches. This area serves as a main area for festivals, concerts and art fairs.
Children's Park
2,500 square feet, featuring open space adjacent to the Big Thompson River and a municipal parking lot outside Dairy Queen. Located in the middle of the Riverwalk, the park offers a playground, restrooms, a drinking fountain, river frontage, picnic tables and benches.
Peacock and Tregent Park
Located at the west end of Elkhorn Avenue, along the Riverwalk, this pocket park area includes picnic tables, a drinking fountain, benches, restrooms, trees, flowers, a bronze cowboy sculpture and adjacent parking.
Riverside / Baldwin Park
Encompassing 60,000 square feet, this park is located off West Riverside Drive. This space includes river frontage, picnic tables and benches, trees, flowers and turf areas. Other amenities include the Riverwalk, fishing bridge and parking.
Visitor Center Park
Located off U.S. 34, the open space includes restrooms, drinking fountain, picnic facilities, trees, flowers, turf areas, parking access to the Lake Estes Trail, access to fishing areas and river frontage.
George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza
A focal point of the Riverwalk behind the businesses on East Elkhorn Avenue, the park features an amphitheater, benches, drinking fountain, water features, three sculptures (eagle, beaver family, mountain lion), adjacent parking and river frontage.
The Riverwalk
This one-quarter mile path winds along Fall River and the Big Thompson River. The walkway is highlighted by trees, flower plantings, turf areas, business access, benches and a plaza area located at Barlow Plaza.
This beautification project aligning Elkhorn and Moraine avenues includes benches, planting beds and trees (15,000 flowers and 80 trees).
U.S. 34 and U.S. 36 Island
Fondly referred to by locals as "Sheep Island," this intersection features trees, turf, 9,000 flowers and a magnificent bighorn sheep sculpture. No facilities or parking.
American Legion Islands
Located at the intersection of CO Highway 7 and U.S. 36, the area is highlighted by flowers, trees, turf, walkways and the Samson sculpture. No facilities or parking.
Performance Park
An outdoor amphitheater located on West Elkhorn Avenue, tucked back against the mountains, between the Silver Moon Motor Lodge and the Big Horn Restaurant. Parking is adjacent to the theater, which has a full stage as well as lighting and sound equipment. The beautifully landscaped facility opened in June 2003.
Municipal Building/Public Library Parking Lot
Located adjacent to public facilities on East Elkhorn Avenue, the landscaping features include trees, flowers, turf areas, benches, drinking fountains, restrooms and the "Green Apple" sculpture by Herb Mignery. Picnic tables are located at the back of the parking lot along Black Canyon Creek.
Moraine Avenue Parking Lot
The landscaping includes restrooms, picnic tables, benches, patio, trees and flowers.
  Davis Hill Parking Lot
Located just off of Moraine Avenue, the landscaping features trees, flowers and shrubs with a decorative rock wall back-drop.

Centennial Knoll-Willows Open Space


Veterans Monument Park - Located west of the Estes Park Visitor Center, this monument is for all branches of the Armed Services to be recognized while providing beautiful views and riverside seating.



Mrs. Walsh's GardenWalk along the winding footpath that leads to a quiet pond. Rest peacefully on a bench or explore the garden during any season and become inspired by the abundant colors of nature. Mrs. Walsh's Garden is located on West Elkorn across from Performance Park. Open dawn to dusk, the park is accessible and admission is free.