Kids at Play

Summer is soon coming to an end and school will be back in session. What better way to say good-bye to the warm summer months than to soak up the outdoors with the range of parks and playgrounds in the city, indoor and outdoor games for children to play, and a variety of local outdoor recreation experiences that will bring joy to all.

  1. Photo By: Boxwood Photos

    Fairgrounds Park


    At Fairgrounds Park, find easy access into the Big Thompson River for wading and fishing. While most known for trout, many other varieties of fish call the river home as well.


  2. Photo By: Rhonda Kimbrow

    Devil’s Backbone


    The trails at the Devil's Backbone are even more fun with your pup. Plus, the rocks behind the keyhole provide some nice shade and a great resting spot for water, snacks and “attaboys.” 


  3. Photo By: Karen Herman

    Doggie Dips & Chips Local Dog and Cat Supply


    Stop by Doggie Dips and Chips in the Orchard Shopping Center for freshly baked, healthy dog treats made in-house to try some samples.


  4. Photo By: Beata McKee

    Benson Sculpture Garden


    Join the Loveland Museum's Explorers Club for their I Spy Scavenger Hunt and Animal Safari adventures at Benson Sculpture Garden. Share your creations on social media-#lovelandmuseumkids. 


  5. Photo By: Larimer County Fairgrounds

    Larimer County Fair Board


    Enjoying the cool summer breeze while riding carnival rides during the Larimer County Fair starting Friday August 6th through Tuesday August 10th.


  6. Photo By: CW Bier

    Promenade Shops at Centerra


    Head to the Promenade Shops at Centerra to run through the splash pad, grab a bite to eat or some gelato at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe.  


  7. The Marketplace At Centerra


    Loveland’s many outdoor shopping venues allow patrons to shop and stroll – with their pooch! At The Promenade Shops at Centerra and in our downtown shopping district.


  8. Photo By: Flourish Branding Photography

    Cheyenne Frontier Days


    Day-tripping to Cheyenne, WY for the Daddy of ‘em all: Cheyenne Frontier Days fair, rodeo, vendors, and family fun western experience. 


  9. Photo By: Loveland Chamber of Commerce

    Fairgrounds Park


    Eating local corn drenched in butter fresh from the roaster at the 125th annual Corn Roast Festival.


  10. Photo By: Aimee Heckel

    Lake Loveland Swim Beach


    Swim or build a sandcastle at the swim beach of one of the three beautiful bodies of water ;Boyd or Carter Lake or Lake Loveland.