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) and a park amenities chart on our Park Plans, Maps, and Reports webpage.
- Picnic Area(s)
- Playground - handicap accessible
- Public Art
- Tennis Court(s)
- Volleyball Court(s) -Sand
Dawson Park borders McIntosh Lake on the northwest side of Longmont. It was named in 1973, after John Dawson (1839-1917), and developed in 1981. Dawson joined the Chicago-Colorado Colony in 1871, and farmed east of Hygiene. The lake was called Dawson before taking the name McIntosh. With commanding views of the mountains, this 15 acre park offers shoreline fishing, tennis, and a restful walking trail system. Dawson Park adjoins the McIntosh Lake District Park which also links to Flanders Park and Boulder County's Lohr Open Space and Agricultural Heritage Center at Lohr-McIntosh Farm. To view a complete list of park amenities and associated trail distances, visit our Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and view the Park Amenities Chart.
Art in Public Places installed Dawson Silverwood, by Steve Jensen in 2003 at this park site.
For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.