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Tucked away at the edge of the Front Range, Heritage Amusement Park provided a slew of theme park activities. Amusement rides, paddle boating, carnival games, go-karting, zip lining, and mini golf all awaited visitors.
Since the park was located in the foothills of Golden, it tended to be a little cooler than Denver, so plan accordingly. If it rained, the park would close until the storm passes, which was usually not long. However, during heavy rain or thunderstorms, the park closed for the day.
You could host your child’s birthday party or company’s corporate retreat at Heritage Amusement Park. There was a private birthday party pavilion for use, with two packages to choose from “Basic Blast” or “Unlimited Bonanza”. The latter included pony rides.
For discounted “Unlimited Passes”, you could head to the park on a Tuesday or Thursday. Parking was always free.
Amusement Rides – All rides were restricted by height and/or physical limitations. Some required an adult (16+) to ride with younger children, while others did not let adults ride at all.
- Balloons – 36″ or ride with adult
- Banana Squadron – 36″ or ride with adult
- Carousel – 36″ or ride with adult, under 1 may ride with adult
- Crazybus – 36″ or ride with adult, under 1 may ride with adult
- Ferris Wheel – 36″ and ride with adult, 48″+ to ride alone
- Himalaya – 42″ ride alone, ride with adult if less, under 2 not permitted
- Miner Mike – 42″ ride alone, ride with adult if less, under 2 not permitted
- Python Pit Coaster – 36″ and ride with adult, 44″ to ride alone
- Scrambler – 36″ and ride with adult, 48″ to ride alone
- Space Shuttle – 42″ and ride with adult, 48″ to ride alone
- Swings – only riders between 36″-48″ permitted
- Tea Cups -42″ ride alone, ride with adult if less, under 2 not permitted
- Tilt-a-whirl – 36″ and ride with adult, 48″ to ride alone
Arcade – You could play all the classics including skeeball, basketball and pinball. Many of the games dispensed tickets, which could be turned in for prizes. Games cost 25¢ to $1 in tokens.
Boats – Two separate ponds for boating, each had views of the majestic Rockies.
- Paddle Boats – seat up to 4 people, life jackets available – 48″+ to boat solo
- Bumper Boats – seat up to 2 people – – 48″+ plus 10 years old to boat solo, 36″+ and 3 years old to go with an adult
Games of Skill – Test your luck at these carnival-style challenges, including Blazing Balls of Basketball, Clown Splat!, and Kings Cup.
Go Kart Tracks – Both kids and adults could enjoy the go-karts at Heritage.
- Junior Track – designed for children ages 8-12 – drivers 48″+
- Slick Track – faster cornering and a slicker surface with a figure eight configuration – driver 60″+
- Adult Go Karts – up two riders – driver 58″+, passenger 40″+
Miniature Golf – 36 holes of mini golf open year round. Buy an “Unlimited Pass” or “Unlimited Golf Only” and play golf all day. You could get clubs and balls from Go Kart Maintenance Shop by the track.
- Family Course – great for children and beginners
- Challenge Course – experience putters will love this course
Zip Line – All ages were welcome to zip 220 feet over Heritage Amusement Park. Two people could race zip at the same time, on two separate lines, at speeds up to 21 MPH. It was open to guests 45 to 250 pounds.
Dining was available at the Garden Grill, complete with a courtyard eating area. Basic pub grub was served including burgers, sandwiches and nachos. Beer and frozen drinks were also sold. Entertainment on weekends featured live bands or karaoke.
You could also pack your lunch and eat it at free picnic areas. No alcohol, bottles, or BBQ grills were allowed in the picnic areas.
Address: 18301 West Colfax Ave, Golden, CO
Map – Heritage Amusement Park (JPG)