With over 300 acres of neighborhood parks at more than 40 locations, Greeley’s parks offer abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whether you want to enjoy a pick-up game of kickball at Pheasant Run Park, a picnic at the Charlie and Laura
Archibeque Park, a day at Monfort Park’s soccer fields, or you’re visiting the playground in Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park, there are numerous ways to enjoy the great outdoors throughout Greeley’s park system.
Our parks include playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic areas, paths and more.
Check out the Explore Greeley Map to learn more about the public outdoor play spaces located throughout Greeley.
News and Events
Columbine Award for Innovation, Best Practices and Creative Ideas
The Colorado Parks & Recreation Association (CPRA) has awarded the Columbine Award for innovation, best practices and creative ideas in the parks and recreation field.
The Colorado Open Space Alliance (COSA) presented the Blue Gramma Award received for managing natural areas naturally as an example of the best in local management of open spaces, innovation and organizational leadership.
Gold Medal Finalist Award
Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department received The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Gold Medal Finalist Class III for populations 75,001 – 150,000, recognizing excellence in the field of parks and recreation nationwide.
Sunrise Splash Park Closed for Bathroom Remodel
Sunrise Splash Park, located in Charlie & Laura Archibeque Park, will close this spring and summer to construct a new bathroom and park shelter. Demolition is planned to start the first week of April with additional park improvements planned later this summer.
Explore Greeley map
to see photos and to learn more about locations and amenities included in our outdoor
recreational and natural area.
Use our Park Shelter Application to see what parks are available for rental and please observe the following:
- Only park shelters can be reserved
- Reservations and park use is on a first come first serve basis
- All day shelter reservation is $75.00
- Parks Rules and Regulations must be followed
- Reservations must be submitted at least 5 business days prior to the requested date
- The form must be turned in at the Greeley Recreation Center or Family FunPlex; faxed or mailed reservations will not be accepted
- Reservations for 2018 will be accepted starting January 2, 2018
Many of our playgrounds have restroom facilities which are generally available May 1 through October 15, weather permitting. Restroom facilities at Anna Gimmestad are only available with a paid shelter reservation.
Each year the City of Greeley looks at its wide-range of park acreage to determine the best ways to improve outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the community. Playgrounds, shelters, and amenities are evaluated for their age and level of use, and each year, several parks throughout the system undergo renovations or improvements.
This City of Greeley has a full time park planner who develops long and short-term strategic plans to complement the Parks Master Plan as well as the Trails Master Plan. For more information about the future of Greeley’s parks, check out each of the following links, all of which were developed with public input.
A job with the Parks Department involves customer service, building maintenance, small construction projects, irrigation, irrigation maintenance, mowing, aeration, small and large equipment usage as well as ball field care and maintenance to include dragging, chalking and leveling. Employees will also find themselves preparing for special events and tournaments. Those who are hired will have opportunities to attend safety and equipment workshops.
February generally marks the beginning of hiring for positions that run from March through October. Each year a variety of individuals join the regular park staff to assist in keeping the parks in top shape. Our hiring needs correspond nicely with the school calendar and every year we see lots of students who want to work outdoors and avoid conflicts with school schedules.