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Aspen Area Parks

Department Contact Info


Parks Department Office
  • Monday - Friday > 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Parks are open from dawn to dusk

About Our Parks

Aspen Parks offer a diverse range of opportunities for your recreational pleasure, from quiet, contemplative moments at the John Denver Sanctuary to the thrill of watching top-notch volleyball competitions at Koch Park or the Gentlemen of Aspen playing rugby in Wagner Park and Rio Grande Park. Rio and Wagner are superb venues for many of our world-famous events, such as the Food and Wine Festival, Rotary's Ducky Derby, or special musical or educational happenings. Visit our downtown Pedestrian Mall for shopping and dining, or enjoy the excitement at our state-of-the-art Rio Grande Skateboard Park.

Our parks are maintained by highly trained grounds-maintenance technicians using the most up-to-date cultural practices and equipment. We strive to maintain first-class turf conditions on our seven athletic fields by carefully and deliberately scheduling events in such a way that allows time for the fields to recover. For information about park reservations, please visit the Park & Field Reservation Info page. (Please note there are limited dates and parks available; low-impact and low-infrastructure requests will be given a higher priority. After submitting, you will be contacted by the City of Aspen regarding the approval or denial of your request, as well as the next steps and requirements in the rental process.)