Parks, Trails & Sports Facilities

The City of Montrose provides an abundance of parks, trails, playgrounds, recreational areas, and open spaces. These public facilities preserve and enhance the quality of life and environment in Montrose, Colorado.

The Parks Division of the Public Works Department maintains:

  • 38 developed parks
  • 160 acres of open space
  • Over 1,000 acres of riparian space and wildlands
    • Buckhorn Lakes
    • Cerro Summit
    • Uncompahgre River Corridor
  • 36 miles of concrete trails
  • 13 miles of single-track hiking and biking trails and a bike park
  • Over 7,000 urban trees with a tree trimming and replacement program

City park shelters can be reserved for private and public events.

In addition to providing an outstanding system of parks and trails, the city maintains greenbelts and planters and plans projects that beautify the community. The city works closely with the Montrose Recreation District to provide public sports facilities.

Park Shelter Reservations

Montrose City Parks have several shelters that are available to the public. The following park shelters can be reserved for exclusive use for a small fee:

  • Buckley Park
  • Centennial Plaza
  • Cerise Park / Shelter
  • Chipeta Lake Park Shelter
  • La Raza Park / Shelter
  • Lions Clubhouse
  • Lions Park / Shelter
  • Riverbottom Park / Shelter
  • Rotary Park / Shelter
  • Sunset Mesa Park / Shelter
  • Taviwach Park

Events Use Permit Applications are required to reserve areas of parks for any event held on city property that is advertised to the public and/or will involve more than 75 people. Further parks use information is available from the City Clerk's Office.

Park Regulations

  • Park hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • No glass containers are allowed in any city park.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in any city park unless a State of Colorado Special Events Liquor License is applied for and obtained. Alcohol is allowed, by special permit only, in the picnic shelters at Riverbottom, La Raza, and Rotary Parks (beer and wine only).
  • Noise that unreasonably annoys, injures, or endangers the comfort, health, peace, or safety of others is not allowed.
  • City codes and regulations must be followed at all times.
  • Centennial Plaza and Lions Clubhouse are subject to different rules and fees than other parks. Contact the City Clerk for details.
  • Shelter reservations are for shelters only. The park will remain open to the public during any scheduled event or shelter reservation.

Additional parks use regulations are found in Chapter 3-6 of the City Regulations Manual.

Contact Us

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    1221 64.50 Road
    P.O. Box 790
    Montrose, CO 81402

    Ph: 970-240-1411
    Alt. ph: 970-240-1480
    Fx: 970-240-1483


    Monday - Thursday
    7 a.m. - 6 p.m.