Park and Trail Finder
Discover Longmont's many parks and trails through the directory list below. Filter by amenity to find just the right one for your next adventure.
You can also view a map of parks by utilizing the City Facility Map and filtering by the category "Parks." Find additional maps (including trails and bike routes) on our Park Plans, Maps, and Reports webpage.
Dawson Neighborhood ParkAmenities:
- Boating (non-motorized, carry on boats only)
- Fishing (all ages)
- Picnic Area(s)
- Playground(s) - handicap accessible
- Public Art
- Tennis Court(s)
- Trails (Paved and Gravel)
- Volleyball Court(s) - Sand
Neighborhood Park Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Dawson Neighborhood Park borders McIntosh Lake on the northwest side of Longmont. With commanding views of the mountains, this 15-acre park offers shoreline fishing, tennis, and a restful walking trail system. Dawson Park adjoins McIntosh Lake Nature Area, which also links to Flanders Neighborhood Park and Boulder County's Lohr Open Space and Agricultural Heritage Center at Lohr-McIntosh Farm.
Dawson Silverwood, an stainless steel tree by artist Steve Jensen, was installed in 2003 at this park.
Visit the Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and click Map of Parks in Longmont to see all parks displayed on an interactive map. Choose from the Amenities dropdown menu to find parks with the amenity you are seeking, such as playground, pool, or picnic area.
For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.
The park was named for John Dawson (1839-1917), who joined the Chicago-Colorado Colony in 1871 and farmed east of Hygiene. The lake was called Dawson Lake before taking the name McIntosh Lake.
The park was named in 1973 and developed in 1981.