Recreation Facilities

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. This great map shows all of Lake County's recreational amenities and trailheads, click HERE

For information about reserving or renting a facility, call 719-486-7484, 7494 or 7486. Information about current facility use fees, rules and regulations can be found HERE. To start a facility use request click HERE

Mineral Belt TrailMineral 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 groomed conditions in wintertime. Visit the Mineral Belt Trail website for complete information. Grooming is being done Monday-Wednesday-Friday evenings weather permitting. Please visit Leadville Cross Country Ski Council Facebook page for the most current grooming updates!

Community Park & FairgroundsLake 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.

Sixth Street GymSixth 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.

Softball/Baseball FieldsSoftball & Baseball Fields

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.

Huck Finn Ice RinkHuck Finn Ice Rink

Located at 445 Maple 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 to visit the Huck Finn Ice Rink page.  

Dutch Henry Sledding HillDutch 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 at 999 S. Hwy 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 to visit the Dutch Henry Sledding Hill page.

Hayden MeadowsHayden Meadows

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.

Community Parksplaygrounds

The Lake County Public Works Department maintains numerous parks throughout Lake County. Among these are the Kiddie Corral (9th & Poplar), Ice Palace Park (1017 Harrison), 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).  

Leadville JunctionLeadville Junction

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 CenterIntermediate 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. Please take note that if no one is at open gym by 8:00pm, we will close for the evening. Learn more about Open Gym HERE

Huck Finn SkateparkHuck 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 DogparkDogpark

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 & Archery RangeShooting 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. The archery range includes 12 targets for both youth and adults. Targets range from 10-50 yards. For a map click HERE. For more facility information including directions and rules click HERE