Rough & Ready Park,
301 East 21st Ave.
This 9 acre neighborhood park is located along, and named for, the historic Rough & Ready Ditch - one of Longmont's oldest irrigation ditches. This ditch was appropriated on March 13, 1869 and formed the Pleasant Valley Reservoir (June 1871), which is now known as Terry Lake . The Rough and Ready Primary Greenway provides a pleasant trail access to the park. Found adjacent to Alpine Elementary School, the park was designed by Play Environments and built by ECI Site Construction Management. The park was opened to the public in 2006.
elements in this park include a small skate area, basketball
court, sand volleyball court, bocce ball and horseshoe courts, a multi-use
play field, a walking labyrinth, a crawdad exploration area, an off-leash
dog exercise area, two play bays with traditional swings and other non-traditional
play equipment, an irrigation pond with a beautiful art piece titled Bird Bath by Tim
Upham from Fort Collins in the pond (link to AIPP webpage).
design was based on a natural, passive theme with representations of that
theme found throughout the design. The eastern portion of the park was dedicated
to passive recreation, with the labyrinth and bocce ball and horseshoe
courts grouped together. Soft-surface walking paths and
native grass areas border the eastern and western edges of the park. The pond
is shaped like a bird and the sculpture in the pond incorporates bird-like shapes and moving water.
The large shelter features 4 tables and a grill, while the small shelter includes
2 tables and a grill. Shelters can be reserved for a $35.00 fee for a resident, or $44.00 for a non-resident.
Dogs allowed on leash, please pick
up after your pet.
- Skate Park - suitable for young children
- Walking Labyrinth
- Bocce Ball Court - 1
- Horseshoe Court - 2
- Sand Volleyball - 1
- Basketball Courts
- Crawdad Exploration Area
- Playground (2)-
- Multi-use field
- Parking Spaces - 25 including 2 handicapped accessible
- Shelter - 2
- Picnic tables - 6
- Grills - 2
- Off-leash Dog area
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