About Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation provides an environment that promotes and anticipates the recreational, open space & cultural needs of all citizens. It acts as a catalyst for innovative programming in conjunction with civic, private and business sectors and remains committed to being accountable for the maintenance, preservation, and development of the natural resources entrusted to us.

Parks & Recreation Commission

The Parks & Recreation Commission serves as an advisory board to City Council to promote an enhanced quality of life by offering a broad range of safe and accessible resources including parks, open space, trails, recreational services and facilities which invite all to Explore, Play, Learn and Preserve.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for the Parks & Recreation Department, please contact our front office at 970-879-4300 for additional information and current volunteer opportunities. You may also reach out to our volunteer coordinator via e-mail (send e-mail). 


There is NO camping allowed in any of the City of Steamboat Springs Parks or Parking Lots. 

Visit the Steamboat Springs Chamber website for a list of camping locations in and around Steamboat Springs.

Park Restrooms

Park / Restroom Status
Yampa River Botanic Park OPEN
Dr. Rich Weiss Park CLOSED
Emerald Park OPEN
Bear River Park OPEN
Fetcher Park OPEN
Howelsen Hill Lodge OPEN
Howelsen Hill Ballfields OPEN
7th Street Bathroom OPEN
Ski Town Fields - Port-a-Potty OPEN
Whistler Park CLOSED
West Lincoln Park CLOSED
Rodeo Grounds / Practice Arena CLOSED
Rodeo Grounds / Sombrero Stables CLOSED
Little Toots Park OPEN
River Creek Park | Port-a-Potty OPEN
Blackmer Trailhead OPEN
Spring Creek Ponds OPEN


8 AM-5 PM