Bring your family to these picnic spots to embrace the nature that defines the lustrous beauty of Aspen.
On the East Side of town find this park that allows the Roaring Fork River to flow through. The park creates a perfect spot for children with two swing sets, one with a traditional rubber “U” for seats and one with the buckets perfect for toddlers. The park includes a mix of a giant playset and three picnic tables and benches for picnics and gatherings. The Rio Grande trail runners, bikers, and walkers often make their way through it. 108 Neale Ave.
John Denver Sanctuary Park
At the heart of Aspen, next to the Rio Grande find this beautiful spot symbolizing, internationally acclaimed songwriter John Denver. Its location, near the Roaring Fork River, makes this an ideal spot for quiet meditation or a family picnic. Walking around the park’s center you’ll find the single Colorado Blue Spruce symbolizing the spirit of John. 470 Rio Grande Pl.
Located directly behind City Hall, Connor Park remains a popular lunch spot to picnic with friends and family. Conor Park’s amenities including the picnic tables, water fountain, City of Aspen Demonstration Garden, Ten Commandments Stone Carving and water fountain make it a scenic spot for guests. 525 E. Hopkins Ave.
Koch Lumber Park
On the west side at the base of Shadow Mountain, take a trip to Koch Lumber Park open area on the west side at the base of Shadow Mountain in Aspen. The park is frequently used to host events such as the Tour de Romp, a summer tradition for many families. The park is an ideal spot for dog walkers and families as well. Attached to both Ajax and Midland trails and a few short blocks from Willoughby, Koch Park’s large field of grass invites guests. 120 W. Cooper Ave.
In the West End neighborhood bring food, friends and family to embrace the perfect views of Shadow Mountain. Enjoy the quiet surroundings and views of Shadow Mountain at the perfect spot of Hillyard Park. The park’s evergreen trees were planted in 1950 by Henry Pedersen, one of Aspen’s first landscape architects. 550 W. Bleeker St.
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