The seasons are changing and snow is beginning to melt around Breckenridge. Our local parks and play places are starting to emerge from their winter hibernation and families couldn’t be happier. Of course with spring in the high country comes mud. Take my advice and remember that everything can be washed. The fun your family will enjoy getting out and exploring will outweigh any temporary cleanliness issues that may arise.
Welcome Center and Riverwalk
Right in the heart of Breckenridge Main Street, The Breckenridge Welcome Center offers a great little outside playground in the Blue River Plaza for younger kiddos to run around. Let them play while you take in the sights of the Riverwalk and bustling shops. Located outdoors at 203 S. Main Street.
Valley Brook Cemetery
Ready for a walking adventure? Check out the historic Valley Brook Cemetery. Take an impromptu stroll through the cemetery on your own or schedule a Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour through the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance (call or check the website for current tour schedule & availability). Be respectful of the headstones, fences and benches throughout the cemetery as they are a part of what makes this historical site so special. Located at 1095 Airport Road.
Bring a picnic and make a play date at Kingdom Park. Explore the playground, basketball court, hard and clay tennis courts and even public restrooms when needed. Located at 880 Airport Road with the Breckenridge Recreation Center.
Run, jump and climb at Carter Park. With hard tennis courts, sand volleyball courts (call 970-453-1734 for free reservations) and one of the best playgrounds at Breckenridge Elementary School with heated public restrooms, everyone will have a blast. Even bring the dog to enjoy the fully fenced public dog park. Located at 300 S. High Street adjacent to Breckenridge Elementary School.
Little Red Schoolhouse and historical buildings
Soak up the beautiful views of Breckenridge Ski Resort at the park next to the Little Red Schoolhouse. The kiddos will enjoy swinging on the swings and sliding down the slides. Remember to bring some toys for the sandbox. Located on the corner of Reiling Road and Wellington Road.
Coming soon will be the High Line Railroad Park and Playground which is scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2014.
Wherever you plan to explore outdoors, make sure to bring your sunscreen and water. We are at high altitude and the sun really is better (and closer) up here!