Parks & Recreation

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  • 1470 10th Street
    Golden, CO 80401
    General Phone: (303) 384-8100
    Fax: (303) 308-8104

    Access to high quality park and recreation facilities is a highly valued element of the Golden Community. The abundance of natural resources, proximity to the mountains, and presence of Clear Creek have given residents and visitors a number of unique recreation resources not found in most communities along the Front Range. The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is committed to the development of urban parks, vibrant recreation programming and preservation of the natural and historic resources in the City of Golden.

    The Parks and Recreation Department encompasses recreation, parks, forestry, cemetery, facilities, golf and museums. The parks system provides 253 acres of parks, 24 miles of trails, 402 acres of open space, approximately 10,000 trees and amenities including the Cemetery, Community Center, Splash Aquatic Park, Clear Creek RV Park, Clear Creek White Water Park, Fossil Trace Golf Club, and Golden History Museums. For more information on Golden’s many parks, trails, and open space areas, download the brochure below.

    The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is the first municipality in Colorado, and one of approximately 104 nationally accredited agencies in the country currently holding national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). Read more about accreditation and other recognitions on the Golden Parks and Recreation Department Recognitions page.


    The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to promote and provide safe and comprehensive community facilities, programs and services to enrich the quality of life for all residents and visitors.

    Parks & Recreation Annual Report

    Parks and Recreation Department Services:
    Activities, Programs & Registration Birthday Party Packages
    Camping – Clear Creek RV Park Cemetery Services
    Community Center Facilities & Virtual Tours Dog Parks
    Front Porch for Active Adults Golden Bike Park
    History Museums Exhibits & Programs
    Memorial Tree & Park Bench Donation Program
    Personal Training Swimming Lessons