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Activities at Sandstone

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butterfly art at Sandstone Ranch Playground Area
Sandstone Ranch Visitors Learning Center school group
Sandstone Ranch Playground cow
Sandstone Ranch Ballfield Sign
Sandstone Ranch Playground area

Outdoor Programs

Recreation Services offers a variety of education and fun programs at Sandstone Ranch.

View the Special Programs, Classes & Events - Sandstone Ranch webpage.

Find Sandstone Ranch event and class offerings in the online Recreation Guide.

Skate Park

Notice:  The skate park will be closed on Friday, June 24th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm for graffiti removal.

The 17,700 square foot, lighted skate park features both a street course and vert skating. All ages and abilities welcomed. No admission fee required; safety gear always recommended. Open dawn to dusk.

Adventure Playground

sandstone-spray-water-featureThe Adventure Playground at Sandstone Ranch Community Park is a one-of-a-kind play experience for kids along the Front Range in Colorado. Climbing, digging, splashing, spinning, hopping and exploring are all encouraged and inspired by the custom play equipment and themed play areas. The historic ranch and adjacent stream guided the agricultural and aquatic theme of the playground. Spring Gulch Play Corral is designed for toddlers with farm animals, a teepee, a cabin and musical panels for imagination and role-playing. The Tree House Play Area includes an extra tall tree house play structure, a web climber, a climbing wall, a boulder labyrinth and a tire swing to challenge older kids with new play events. The playground’s main attraction is water and sand play, which are found in the center of the playground. Kids will also find giant aquatic animals for climbing, fossils for discovering, lily pads for hopping and water spray jets for keeping cool. Shade and seating are found throughout the play area for parents and caregivers.

Spray Water Feature

This part of the adventure playground is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily until October 15.

Picnicking

Sandstone Ranch is a perfect place to gather with friends and family. There are three shelters available for rent. You can make your reservation online or by calling (303) 651-8404.

Trails

Walking trails with interpretive signs, an overlook atop the sandstone bluffs and restored historic buildings are found along the southern portion of the property straddling the St. Vrain Creek. Currently, areas south of the river are not open to the public.

The park also connects to the St. Vrain Greenway trail. The distance from Golden Ponds to Sandstone Ranch is slightly over 8 miles. Due to wildlife concerns, no dogs are allowed on the trail east of County Line Road (Weld County Road 1).

Other Amenities

View a full list of amenities found at Sandstone Ranch by viewing its page in our Facility Directory.

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