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Parks, Open Space & Trails

Reservations

Many of our parks provide shelters that offer an excellent place to host gatherings or special events. A complete list of parks with shelters is provided below; click the park name to review details about that park.

Online

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Access our online park shelter reservation system to find availability and submit your reservation.

Telephone

To reserve a park shelter via phone, call (303) 651-8404.

Guidelines for Reservations

  • Park shelter reservations are stopped Thursdays at noon for that weekend's rental.
  • Park shelter reservations are made on-line by credit card, by phone with credit card (303-651-8404 ) or by cash/credit card in person at 700 Longs Peak Avenue (Recreation Services)
  • Shelter reservations may be made months in advance. Reservations are accepted for dates April through October. Reservations are not accepted for winter months when restrooms are winterized.
  • Reservations are made on a first-come/first serve basis and need to be paid the day the reservation is requested.
  • You are renting the shelter, you do not have exclusive use of the park or restrooms.
  • Bouncy houses, pony rides and petting zoo's are not allowed in any City Park.
  • You must follow all Park Rules.
  • Signing a Park Shelter Reservation Agreement form is required for every rental confirming no alcohol, no live music or amplified sound.

Rental Rates for City Park Shelters

Effective December 8, 2015

Daily rental rate for groups of under 99 people

  • April 8 - May 14: $45 resident/ $56.25 non-res
  • May 15 – August 14 (Peak Season): $65 resident/ $81.25 non-res
  • August 15 - October 13: $45 resident / $56.25 non-res

For groups of 100 people or more, a special application is required and the fee will be based on the number of people attending. You may be required to rent port-o-lets for larger groups.

Permits

Please be aware that special permits are required if you are holding a large event, charging admission or serving or selling alcohol. Learn more about such permits, including when you need them, how you get them and how much they cost by visiting the City Clerk's Licensing and Permits webpage or contacting the Clerk's Office.

  • Blue Skies Park

    Blue Skies Park
    1. Address:1520 Mountain Drive
      Longmont, CO 80503
    Amenities:
    1. Basketball Court(s)
    2. BBQ Grill or Pit(s)
    3. Bird and Butterfly Garden
    4. DiVinci Garden
    5. Dog Park
    6. Multi-use Field(s)
    7. Parking Lot(s)
    8. Playground
    9. Restroom(s)
    10. Roller Hockey Rink
    11. Shelter(s)
    12. Skate Park
    13. Small Wheels Park
    14. Volleyball Court(s) -Sand
    Categories:
    1. Parks

Blue Skies is an 11 acre park which was designed around a flight timeline with "themed" images found throughout the park. The name Blue Skies is a common airline pilot phrase and was suggested for a park name since the Vance Brand Municipal Airport is nearby. Interpretive signage, sandblasted images and other features throughout the park represent historic planes and images that walk visitors through the timeline of flight. The skate park and the playground also compliment the theme with features that represent elements of the Amelia Earhart plane and a rocket ship climber in the playground.

Blue Skies Park is located along Dry Creek #1 in southwestern Longmont and offers a trail connection to the Dry Creek #1 Greenway. Blue Mountain Elementary School is north of the park. To view a complete list of park amenities and associated trail distances, visit our Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and view the Park Amenities Chart.

For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.

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