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Golden Ponds- 2651 3rd Avenue

Golden Ponds was impacted by the September, 2013 flood. For the most up-to-date park and trail closure information please visit the City's flood information website: Check out the Recovery Updates for information specific to City parks and trails.


Golden Ponds

Picture by Jeff Friesner

Golden Ponds District Park opened in 1990.

Land was donated to the City of Longmont by the V.V. Golden Foundation. Vernon Golden, who had mined gravel on this site, donated the land to Longmont citizens as a place to fish, walk and enjoy nature. A bronze sculpture of 'Vern' helping a small boy fish was donated by the family and is located along the path just west of the parking lot.

With a magnificent view of Longs Peak and the Front Range, this park features 88 acres with 56 acres of water surface in 4 ponds. The park is a trailhead to the western end of the St. Vrain Greenway, and has 2.6 miles of park trails, a handicap-accessible fishing pier, 2 restrooms and 9 picnic shelters. Wildlife of all kinds, especially waterfowl like great blue herons and cormorants, are easily viewed in the park.

Dogs allowed on leash, please pick up after your pet.


fishing pier at Golden Ponds, Longmont, COAmenities:

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Map showing location of Golden Ponds in Longmont

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