Roger's Grove - 220 Hover Road
Situated on land owned by Boulder County and by the City of Longmont, Roger's
Grove covers 14 acres adjacent to the St. Vrain Greenway. Design and construction of the park was primarily
funded by the Roger and Roberta Jones Foundation. Roger Jones (1915-1995),
enjoyed walking along the river with his wife Roberta, nee Watkins (1913-1992).
Both educators in the St. Vrain Valley School system, the Joneses wanted to
contribute an environment for children and adults to visit, learn and enjoy.
Roger's Grove was developed as a district park, arboretum and outdoor
learning center. Additional funding came from the Colorado Lottery and Great Outdoors Colorado.
A picnic shelter with interpretive signs and an outdoor amphitheater
are found near the center of the park. The north side of the park features a prairie
with native and hardy introduced plants suitable for this region. An apple grove is located north of the restroom with fruit free for your harvest! A native plants demonstration garden is west of the restroom and shelter - and is planned for a future renovation.
Designed by Wenk Associates beginning in 1994, the park was constructed in phases from 1995 to 1998. Louisville artist Robert Tulley installed
several works of art in Roger's Grove as part of the City's Art in Public
Places program (link to Art in Public Places) Waterline, Kestrel's Way, and Prairie Underground were all dedicated in 1995. Nearby is found Listening Stones, also by Robert Tulley and dedicated in 1998 along the nearby St. Vrain Greenway trail.
major annual "signature" event, "Rhythm on the River",
is held in Roger's Grove every July. Other events are also held at the grove. The large picnic shelter is available for reservations for a $35.00 for a resident $44.00 for non-resident. (link to shelter reservations).
Dogs allowed on leash, please pick
up after your pet.
The Grove Restroom and the rentable Shelter
- Picnic area with BBQ
- Restroom - 1
- Shelter - 1
- Parking Spaces - 49
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