You are welcome and encouraged to come discover Longmont's newest community park - Dry Creek Community Park. It is located between Grandview Meadows Drive and future Mountain Drive along Dry Creek #1, and south of Silver Creek High School. Find details about available amenities on the Dry Creek Community Park facility webpage.
Award Winner! In October 2014, the City of Longmont received a Starburst Community Award from the Colorado Lottery for phase 1 of Dry Creek Community Park. Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds in community projects implemented to enhance a community's environment. The Colorado Lottery contributed $700,000 in Great Outdoors Colorado grant funds toward the design and construction of phase 1 of the park, which you can see and enjoy today.
The phasing for the park is guided by the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan
- Phase 1: Complete and open to the public.
- Phase 2: Completion of the park (excluding outdoor aquatics and recreation center).
- Phase 3: Outdoor Aquatics
The recreation center included in the Dry Creek Community Park Master Plan is not currently funded and a construction timeframe has not been defined. A competitive pool and ice arena feasibility study began in early 2015. It will assist City officials in determining the feasibility of a new recreation facility of this type in the community. The location of such a facility is yet to be determined. For more information about the study, please contact Jeff Friesner, Recreation Manager, at (303) 651-8393 or email@example.com.
Master Plan Sketches
These perspective sketches provide a better understanding of the park layout and visitor experience.
ENTRANCE - The expansive green of the play fields at the entrance allows for uninterrupted views through the park and to the mountains. Connections to existing and future parks, the Dry Creek Greenway, and neighborhoods link the community. The strong arcing form of the linear spine organizes the park elements and creates a vehicular and pedestrian corridor.
BOULEVARD - The linear spine creates an efficient and visually appealing parking scenario, while linking the park elements. The turf slope creates a grade separation and an informal seating area for athletic events. The trail system strategically connects the different park elements and the adjacent greenways.
PROMENADE - A pedestrian promenade will connect the east and west sides of the park at the confluence of Dry Creek with Clover Basin Irrigation Ditch. The promenade is a flexible space, able to accommodate day to day use along with the occasional festival events. Integrating water throughout the park in a variety of ways will add a unique and memorable experience.
Kim Shugar, Natural Resources Manager
Jeff Friesner, Recreation Manager