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Roger's Grove Nature Area / Fairgrounds Lake
- Address:220 Hover St
Longmont, CO 80503
- BBQ Grill or Pit(s)
- Boating (belly boats only)
- Community Garden
- Fishing (all ages)
- Parking Lot(s)
- Picnic Area(s)
- Trails (Paved and Gravel)
- Address:220 Hover St
Nature Area Hours: 1 Hour Before Sunrise to 1 Hour After Sunset
Roger's Grove Nature Area consists of 54.9 acres adjacent to the St. Vrain Greenway and includes Fairgrounds Lake, trails, a shelter, outdoor amphitheater, restrooms, native landscaping, demonstration gardens and an apple grove with fruit free for your harvest! Design and construction of the nature area was primarily funded by the Roger and Roberta Jones Foundation. Roger Jones (1915-1995), enjoyed walking along the river with his wife Roberta (1913-1992). Both educators in the St. Vrain Valley School system, the Jones' wanted to contribute an environment for children and adults to visit, learn and enjoy. Roger's Grove was developed as a nature area, arboretum and outdoor learning center. Additional funding came from the Colorado Lottery and Great Outdoors Colorado.
Designed in 1994, the nature area was constructed in phases from 1995 to 1998. Louisville artist Robert Tulley installed several works of art in Roger's Grove as part of the City's Art in Public Places program. "Waterline," "Kestrel's Way," and "Prairie Underground" were all dedicated in 1995. Nearby is found "Listening Stones," also by Robert Tulley and dedicated in 1998 along the nearby St. Vrain Greenway trail.
The City's major, annual, "signature" event, "Rhythm on the River", is held in Roger's Grove every July. The large picnic shelter is available for reservations for a $35.00 for a resident $44.00 for non-resident. To view a complete list of amenities and associated trail distances, visit our Plans, Maps & Reports webpage and view the Park Amenities Chart.
Dogs allowed on leash, please pick up after your pet.
For more information or to reserve a shelter at this park, contact Parks, Open Space & Trails.