In northeastern Longmont near the Union Reservoir, Stephen Day Park is a small public park found along the Spring Gulch Trail, located next to Fall River Elementary School. Open from 5 am to 10 pm all year long, the park is a popular spot for picnics and a variety of sports and includes an off-leash dog area.
At about 5 acres in total size, the park is named for local War Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient, Stephen Day.
Stephen Day Park Accessibility
Established in the summer of 2005, Stephen Day Park can be found on Deerwood Drive, at the eastern terminus of East Mountain View Ave. Throughout the park, there is a large network of paved paths open to all mobility levels with some shade and many places to rest. Free public bathrooms are available during park hours near the playgrounds and picnic shelters.
While many arrive by walking or riding along on the greenway, the designated parking lot at Stephen Day Park features 40 vehicle spaces, two of which are handicap accessible. The parking lot is located on the west side of the park, and additional spaces may be available at the elementary school, found further north along Deerwood Drive.
Activities at Stephen Day Park
With well-kept facilities, a wide variety of recreational equipment, and large green spaces, Stephen Day Park is a family-friendly area with many activities for people of all ages to enjoy.
Off-leash dog area: The off-leash dog area is located on the east end of Stephen Day Park, close to the Spring Gulch Trail and Greenway. Surrounded by a wooden fence with a safe wire mesh, the dog park is mostly unshaded and includes a few picnic tables free for visitors to use.
Playgrounds: Based on a voyager theme, the playground area at Stephen Day Park includes slides, swings, and other equipment designed with nautical and worldly influences. Onsite, visitors will find a world map showcasing several historic ship voyages and a unique rope climbing tower.
In the summer, the playground’s large colorfully-painted compass includes a water feature that sprays up from the ground, also known as a splash pad.
Occasionally used as an exercise or performance area, the smaller shelter is 12 feet by 18 feet and contains two picnic tables and a BBQ grill. The larger shelter is 18 feet by 36 feet and hosts four tables and two grills.
Sports: Stephen Day Park has several multi-use lawn areas to enjoy a variety of sports, with parts often designated as soccer fields. The park also features individual basketball and sand volleyball courts.
On the north end of the park, there is a small skate park with ramps and rails for beginner and intermediate riders. Next to the skate park, there is also a dirt-surfaced BMX and mountain bike area that is suitable for all ages.
Address: 1340 Deerwood Drive, Longmont, CO 80501
County: Boulder County
Hours: 5:00 am to 11:00 pm