During your stay in Breckenridge lodging, you’ll be just a hop, skip and a jump away from wonderful Breckenridge parks. Carter Park is one of Summit County’s largest parks, complete with baseball fields, tennis courts and sand volleyball courts. It also has an indoor community gathering center, as well as outdoor picnic tables. If your Breckenridge vacation happens to involve a family reunion or other special celebration, you can always head to Carter Park to spread out the fun. It’s likely that you didn’t bring your dog to stay at your Breckenridge vacation rental, but if you happen to miss watching furry creatures romp around, head down to the fenced dog park at Carter Park and watch them play. Or simply take a Frisbee or kite down to the park, and let it soar through the thin air. Carter Park is located at the south end of High Street, adjacent to Breckenridge Elementary School. If you’re heading south on Main Street, turn left and go up a few blocks to High Street, which ends at the park. The Blue River Plaza, near the Riverwalk Center, is also a fun area for kids and families. It’s easy to get to from your Breckenridge vacation rental by walking or taking a free shuttle to just about the middle of Main Street. It’s located along the Blue River, and in the summer kids play on the rocks near the stream, art festivals and musicians enliven the grassy place and people stroll along the path that follows the Blue River. Kingdom Park sits near the Breckenridge Recreation Center, just north of downtown, at 880 Airport Road. The park is adjacent to the kayak park, which is always thrilling to watch, as paddlers navigate rocks and rapids. Kingdom Park has outdoor tennis courts, soccer and lighted softball fields, a basketball court and a skate park.
Parks Outside Breckenridge
From your Breckenridge vacation rental, you can drive or take the free Summit Stage to other parks in Summit County. Dillon’s playground and park at the south end of Lake Dillon Drive overlooks the lake and is the best playground in Summit County. It combines modern jungle gyms with artistic bronze sculptures, so there’s something to inspire everyone. The playground includes slides, poles, climbing walls and swings within the few hundred feet of mulch-covered ground. Plenty of picnic tables dot the perimeter of a paved path, which overlooks the lake, so it’s a perfect place to eat lunch or dinner. Just down the hill, the Dillon Marina rents boats and has a tiki bar that serves food and drinks. In the other direction the Dillon Amphitheatre hosts nature nights, free live bands every weekend, church services and other family-oriented events. Frisco has a network of pocket parks, a historic park and a modern-age playground. The pocket parks are tucked within the downtown region, often near a stream. The Frisco Historic Park is one of the most amazing historic parks, offering a dozen buildings dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s. It includes an old schoolhouse, where you can pick up a free walking tour guide. Visitors can walk into old jailhouses, bedrooms, chapels and more. The park near the Frisco Marina provides a nontraditional jungle gym, a large swathe of grass, boat rentals and a water taxi tour that goes to the Dillon Marina. Silverthorne’s Rainbow Park lies next to the Silverthorne Recreation Center at 430 Rainbow Drive and has a grass field for sports, a basketball court, two sand volleyball courts, two tennis courts, picnic tables, a playground and a concrete skate park. The opportunities for enjoying parks near your Breckenridge vacation rental abound!