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.
Rough and Ready Neighborhood ParkAmenities:
- Basketball Court(s)
- BBQ Grill or Pit(s)
- Bocce Ball Court(s)
- Crawdad Exploration Area
- Dog Park
- Horseshoe Pit/Court
- Multi-use Field(s)
- Parking Lot(s)
- Picnic Area(s)
- Public Art
- Skate/Wheels Park
- Trails (Paved)
- Volleyball Court(s) - Sand
Neighborhood Park Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
This nine-acre neighborhood park is located along (and named for) the historic Rough and Ready Ditch - one of Longmont's oldest irrigation ditches. The ditch was appropriated on March 13, 1869. It formed the Pleasant Valley Reservoir (later renamed Terry Lake) in June 1871. The Rough and Ready Primary Greenway provides a pleasant trail access to the park. Found adjacent to Alpine Elementary School, the park was designed by Play Environments and built by ECI Site Construction Management. The park was opened to the public in 2006.
The elements in this park include a small skate area, basketball court, sand volleyball court, bocce ball and horseshoe courts, a multi-use play field, a walking labyrinth, a crawdad exploration area, an off-leash dog exercise area, two play bays with traditional swings and other non-traditional play equipment, an irrigation pond with a beautiful art piece titled Bird Bath by Tim Upham from Fort Collins in the pond.
The design was based on a natural, passive theme with representations of that theme found throughout the design. The eastern portion of the park was dedicated to passive recreation, with the labyrinth and bocce ball and horseshoe courts grouped together. Soft-surface walking paths and native grass areas border the eastern and western edges of the park. The pond is shaped like a bird and the sculpture in the pond incorporates bird-like shapes and moving water. The large shelter features four tables and a grill, while the small shelter includes 2 tables and a grill. 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.