Summit County Mountain Kids
PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS
Nestled among the highest peaks in the Colorado Rockies, Summit County offers an abundance of play grounds, parks, and recreational centers for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the powdery white snow of winters and warm sunny days of summer in this high and dry climate.
Breckenridge Rec Center
The historic town of Breckenridge is home to the epic ski resort of Breck but did you know it also has a 69,000 square foot Recreation Center? The Breck Rec offers a variety of athletic and community activities. In addition to a full gymnasium, the facility contains indoor tennis courts, lap and leisure pools, a water slide, racquetball court, basketball courts, indoor rock-climbing and an indoor track. Outdoor amenities include lighted softball fields, soccer/rugby field, playgrounds, public restrooms and tennis courts. The Rec Center is open to residents and visitors daily. Daily adult admission is $15.00 and $7.50 for youth 3-17.
A short stroll east of Main Street Breckenridge, Carter Park
includes the Breckenridge Elementary playground, four tennis courts, youth baseball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, winter sledding hill and fully fenced public dog park.
Kingdom Park Facilities and Fields
are located at 880 Airport Road, adjacent to the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Facilities include 4 hard and 4 clay tennis courts, basketball court, skateboard park with 11 ft bowl renovated in October 2014, 2 lighted softball fields, artificial turf field installed in October 2014, playground and Whitewater Kayak Park.
Copper Mountain Racquet & Athletic Club
Convenient for all visitors to Copper Mountain, the Copper Mountain Racquet and Athletic Club features a 25 yard pool, co-ed hot tub, locker room with hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms. The weight room features free weights and Cybex equipment. Available in the Cardio Center are stationary bikes, treadmills, a rowing machine, stair climbers, and elliptical trainers. Racquetball and Wallyball courts are also available. $10.00 daily admission rate.
Copper Mountain Disc Golf
Easily accessible from Center Village, when the snow has melted find your frisbee and flick your way up and around Copper Mountain. The 9-hole course is open from dawn to dusk.
The Dillon Nature Preserve is one of Summit County (and Dillon’s) best kept secrets. It is located on the Roberts Tunnel Peninsula off Highway 6, just past the lake if you are traveling towards Keystone. The Preserve has two loop trails that were built in 1999 by Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado. There is the shorter Meadow Trail Loop and the more scenic Ridge Trail Loop. Both trails are peaceful forested escapes and are ideal for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Both trails offer overlooks and benches perfect for a rest and a chance to absorb the views. Bicycles are prohibited on the trail system. Dogs are allowed leashed.
Along the waterfront, at the end of Lake Dillon Drive adjacent to the Dillon Marina and the Lake Dillon Amphitheater is the Marina Park. Facilities include covered pavilion with picnic tables, charcoal grill and small playground.
Dillon Town Park Pavilion
The Dillon Town Park and Pavilion are located behind Town Hall and the Summit Historical Museum on Buffalo Street. Reservations can be made for the youth ball field, which is adjacent to the park. Facilities include covered pavilion with picnic tables, playground, volleyball court, basketball court and horseshoe pits.
Frisco Adventure Park
The Adventure Park is open year round offering summer and winter activities including biking, skating, disc golf, ball fields, wagon rides, winter tubing, ski/ride lessons, snowshoeing and sleigh rides. Located en route to Breckenridge along Highway 9.
Frisco Day Lodge
The Frisco Day Lodge is a beautiful 4,000 square foot facility with a great room boasting a fire place and comfortable seating for guests to relax and enjoy the scenery. Guests can even view our tubing hill from inside our Day Lodge! Outdoor seating is available year round for those nice Summit County sunny days. Restrooms, WiFi, and lockers are available for use year round.
Meadow Creek Park
Located along Meadow Drive, facilities include lighted gazebo, charcoal grills, playground and fishing access. Rentals available in four hour increments.
Peak One Disc Golf Course
The Peak One Disc Golf course is open to the public free of charge. Reservations for the course are only required for private games and tournaments.\
Walter Byron Park
Walter Byron Park is located on Creekside Drive along the Ten Mile Creek. Facilities include gazebo with lights, charcoal grills, electric hookups, picnic tables and benches, playground, fishing, volleyball net and horseshoe pit.
The Adventure Center offers an array of family activities including paddle boating, kayak and canoe rentals, fish feeding and bike rentals. There is also an indoor arcade, food facilities, volleyball court or visit the tree house in the adjacent Decatur field. Free Wii rentals available.
Silverthorne Rec Center
Visitors and residents alike will enjoy our 65,000 square foot Recreation Center. Purchase a daily admission or become a member. Facilities include 4 pools, 3 slides, gymnastics space, volleyball and basketball courts, outdoor playground and recreation fields. Located on Rainbow Drive.
Rainbow Park & Skate Park
Rainbow Park is a 7 acre park on Rainbow Drive that contains a nationally recognized skateboard park, a multi-purpose field, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, 2 sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, 3 picnic shelters, and public restrooms. Its bowl-shaped field, which lies slightly below the rest of the park, also serves as an amphitheater for spectator events and community festivals.
North Pond Park
North Pond Park is a 5 acre park located directly south of the elementary school at the intersection of Highway 9 and Hamilton Creek Road. It is a unique mountain wetland and pond area and is home to nesting osprey and quality fishing. A small enclosed pavilion can be used
for year round events or as a warming hut in the winter. When conditions allow, ice skating is available on the pond. Other amenities include a picnic shelter, restrooms, 2 docks, a short walking trail, gas fire pit, and picnic area.
Green Mountain Reservoir
Located approximately 17 miles north of Silverthorne, GMR offers fantastic fishing, hiking, camping, boating, horseback riding and 4-wheeling. Cabins are also available to rent from mid May through late November.
Buffalo Mountain – Lily Pad Lake Trailhead
Lily Pad Lake is located within the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area and Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest. This short, family-friendly hike leads through a rich forest to adjacent lily-covered lakes in the shadow of Buffalo Mountain (12,777'). Visitors will enjoy 3-4 season accessibility, mild grades, prolific wildflowers and several beaver ponds en route to Lily Pad Lake.
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CAMPS
An abundance of children's activities and camps are available throughout Summit County over the course of the year, with a large offering of day camps in summer. Whether you’re looking for a scientific experience for your little naturalist, a full-throttle hockey challenge for your future Gretzky or an art intensive for your budding Picasso, from Breckenridge to Keystone, Summit County offers a wide array of fun, active, and educational camps and day activities.
Breckenridge Mountain Camp
Children ages 5-12 will spend their summer days swimming, climbing, hiking and jumping on a giant inflatable obstacle course. Weeks are separated into themes, including: fairy tale magic, trolls, giants and elves week; wild west bank robbers, gold miners and mountain settlers; adventures in space; and girls vs. boys challenge. The program runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays from June 4 - Aug. 17. Lunch and transportation are provided for $5 each per day.
Breckenridge Country Boy Mine
In the midst of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Country Boy Mine was one of the largest and most famous gold mines in Breckenridge, Colorado. Join us for a tour into a real gold mine at this historic restored mining site. While at the mine you can also gold pan, pet the burros, slide down the 55 foot ore chute, explore the authentic site, view the exhibits and equipment that were used in the mine and visit the general store. Families have been enjoying this historical landmark and the Country Boy Mine tour for almost 20 years. Voted one of the best things to do in Breckenridge!
Breckenridge Rec Center
In addition to the wide array of activity and facility offers, the Rec Center has a variety of summer sports camps. Visit the Town of Breckenridge's website for more details.
Now in its fourth year, the summer camp program at Woodward lets kids practice their skiing or snowboarding skills even when it's warm out. Flips and jumps are practiced on trampolines and foam pits, and even include some instruction on snow. A skateboard and digital media camp - where kids learn how to film their friends - is also available. Programs run in weekly sessions with an overnight option. Camps are open to kids ages 8-18.
Lake Dillon Theatre
For kids ages 7-14 already hit with the acting bug, the Lake Dillon Theatre Youth Summer program will be perfect. Children get a chance to practice and perform plays such as "The Hysterical History of the Trojan War," which recounts the famous epic by Homer, with all the famous characters, including Zeus, Achilles, Helen and Aphrodite.
Dillon Junior Sailing
Wannabe sailors of all skill levels ages 10-18 can sign up to learn the real thing this summer. Weekly sailing camps take place June 25 to Aug. 17, and run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. Classes are available for beginners, intermediates and experts.
Frisco Fun Club
Serving ages 5-12, the Frisco Fun Club - run through the town's recreation department - gives kids the opportunity to participate in week-long themed activities with educational sessions and field trips. Everything is designed to be age-appropriate. Themes include: going green, when kids will learn how to help out the environment, go on eco-hikes and play recycling games; carnival, which revolves around learning about American carnivals, and ends the week with one; and Summit adventure, where kids get a chance to explore their surroundings. The camp runs weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 4 through Aug. 17.
The Keystone Center & Keystone Science School
This popular program has been welcoming campers since 1975. Children can spend a day, a night, or up to two weeks - depending on their age and preference. At the day camp, kids can transform into a pirate, superhero, astronaut or botanist and partake in hands-on activities and outdoor adventures. The overnight offers numerous adventures, including songs by the campfire, lessons and activities focused around themes like ecology, astronomy, local history and wildlife biology.
Keystone Stables: Horseback Riding
Saddle up for a guided horseback ride through the White River National Forest. Minimum age 8 years. Guests are placed on a horse appropriate to their riding experience. An experienced wrangler will lead guests and share the history of the area.
Adventure Point Tubing at Keystone
Summer Snow Tubing. Just like when you were a kid, only on a much bigger hill with its own tubing lift. Get ready to laugh until it hurts in this must-do experience for all ages. Summer season: June 13, 2014 - August 8, 2014.
Keystone’s Kidtopia Snowfort
Kidtopia is back and bigger than ever this year with activities for kids taking place daily. It’s a festival designed just for them, a fun-filled, kid-friendly experience, but one that the whole family can enjoy! Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, have fun with arts and crafts, go Tubing for 80's Night, Enjoy free cookies at Dercum Square Ice Rink and join in on continuing education activities on and off the slopes.
Silverthorne Rec Center
Visitors and residents alike will enjoy our 65,000 square foot Recreation Center. Purchase a daily or year round pass.
High Country Soccer
Kids will receive instruction and technical repetition of all soccer skills including passing, dribbling, shooting, trapping, attacking and defending at High Country Soccer's summer camps
. Lessons run for a few hours each day for four days in a row over the summer, with numerous different age groups and instruction topics to chose from. Camps are geared towards improving player's abilities in a fun and relaxed environment. Parents can choose from different camps at three locations: Kingdom Park in Breckenridge, Frisco Peninsula and Rainbow Park in Silverthorne.
Summit County Preschool Story Time
Weekly calendar available on the website featuring all library locations
: Frisco, Silverthorne, or Breckenridge.