Lake County owns, operates and maintains numerous public recreation facilities. Some of these facilities are free to the public while others require user fees or reservations. We strive to provide facilities that are safe, well-maintained, and frequently utilized. Let us know how we are doing. For information about reserving or renting a facility, call 719-486-7484 or visit our Facility Rental page. Check out this great new map by Alison Lowe, Lake Countys GIS Technician showing all of Lake County's recreational amenities and trailheads, click HERE. Another great resource for trailheads can be found at Colorado Parks and Wildlife by clicking HERE. Have an idea for an addition? Give us a call.
Lake County Swimming Pool
Constructed with funds from Great Outdoors Colorado, the Department
of Local Affairs, and numerous other donors, the pool is an outstanding
information. Or click HERE for a facility calendar.
Mineral Belt Trail
Completed in 2000, the Mineral Belt Trail is a 12-mile paved pathway that
circles historic Leadville. Walkers, joggers, cyclists and in-line skaters loop
the trail in summertime, while Nordic skiers and snowshoers enjoy the
complete information. Click HERE for information on the grooming schedule.
Lake County Community Park & Fairgrounds
Located at W. 6th & McWethy Drive, this facility boasts a
rodeo arena, children’s playground, indoor restrooms, and the highest
synthetic turf sports field in the world! With the Mineral Belt Trail and pool
immediately adjacent, this facility has now become recreation central for
Lake County. Visit the field page for reservation and schedule information.
Sixth Street Gym
Hear the ghosts of players past when you step through the doors of this
Lake County icon. Constructed in the 1920s, this gym with balcony seating
continues to serve a full schedule of weekly events. Major repairs carried
out by the Maintenance Department from 2006-2008 have now extended
the life of this gym for decades more to come. The gym is located at
124 East Sixth Street. Click HERE for a gym schedule.
Lake County maintains numerous softball and baseball fields for use by our
adult softball leagues and Skyline Little League. The largest facility, Leiter
Field, is located at the end of West 5th Street.
Harrison Schedule Click HERE Leiter Schedule Click HERE
Baker Schedule Click HERE Skyline Schedule Click HERE
Huck Finn Ice Rink
Located at the end of West 5th Street, the ice rink is open from December to
March, weather permitting. At 30,000 square feet, this is one of the largest
manmade rinks in Colorado! The facility features skate rentals, a snack bar,
warming hut, and a great sound system. Click HERE for a facility schedule or visit the Huck Finn page.
Dutch Henry Sledding Hill
Dutch Henri Sledding Hill is the highest, fastest sledding hill in all of Colorado -
and it’s just a one minute drive south of downtown on Highway 24! Tube rental
is available on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter. As always, if you bring
your own sled, the hill is completely free. Click HERE
for a facility schedule or visit the Dutch Henry
Constructed in 2004 along the banks of the Arkansas River, this small reservoir
and network of nature paths is an excellent location for fishing and family picnics.
Take Highway 24 south of Leadville for eight miles, and look for signage on the
left side of the highway.
The Lake County Public Works Department maintains numerous parks
throughout Lake County. Among these are the Kiddie Corral (9th & Poplar), Ice Palace Park (Harrison & 11th), Huck Finn Park (6th & James), Kendrick Park (accessible via the golf course parking lot), Lake County Community Park (McWethy & 6th), West Park Elementary (130 W. 12th) and Lake County Intermediate School Play Yard (1000 W 6th Street).
This large parking area at the junction of County Roads 9 and 9A provides an
exceptional gateway to the snowmobiling trails surrounding Turquoise Lake. Park
your trailer, unload your sled, and pull back the throttle!
Intermediate School Activity Center
Although owned by Lake County School District, the Middle School gymnasium
is frequently utilized for County-run drop-in community recreation. Activities range
from basketball to racquetball to use of the indoor running track. The school is
located at 1000 West 6th Street. Click HERE for a link to our calendar.
Huck Finn Skatepark
The brand new Huck Finn Skatepark officially opened to the public in July of 2014
and features both contemporary street plaza and transition elements that include rails,
stairs, ledges, banks, gaps, and bowl-type construction appropriate for different ages,
user groups and abilities, as well as to safely accommodate gathering spectators. The skatepark is located at 505 W 5th avenue.
Leadville/Lake County Dogpark
Leadville's newest amenity is all about the pooches! This project was started by a fantastic group of local volunteers who were passionate about bringing a safe place for puppies to play off leash in Lake County. The park is open from dawn to dusk, year round and we ask that you carefully read all signage and rules before entering the park. More details can be found by visiting the Facebook page - click HERE, and don't forget to bring your doggie bags!
Public Shooting Range
The Lake County public shooting range is accessible to all. With a 100yd. and 200 yd. range as well as a 10yd., 25yd. and 50yd. ranges. There is also a shotgun/ plinking area, vault toilet and the entire facility is ADA accessible. For a map click HERE.