Parks and Recreation

Want to hold an event at one of our City Parks? Visit our  Park Use and Special Event Permit  page for information.

Kit Carson Park  is located at the corner of Kansas Ave and San Pedro. The 5.7 acre park has a playground, picnic tables and a historic bandstand. The park is home a statue honoring Kit Carson and a marker designating it as part of the original Santa Fe Trail.

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The Jay Cimino Downtown Park  is located on Modica Drive. In addition to the playground and picnic areas, the park has a water fountain for kids to play in each summer as well as two bocce ball courts. The park sits on the Riverwalk and is home to the Farmers Market each fall.

Located on Chestnut Street,  the Los Ninos Soccer Complex  has one soccer field, one practice field and a playground. los ninos 8.jpg

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Central Park  is the largest park in Trinidad.

The upper section of the park has a baseball field, which is home to the Trinidad High School baseball team, the Trinidad State Junior College baseball team, and the Trinidad's Pecos League baseball team, the Trinidad Triggers.

There is also a lake where kids 14 and under can fish free of charge.

The lower section has a soccer field and a playground. Through out the park you will find 1.5 miles of walking trails with fitness stations. You can enter the lower park on Stonewall Avenue or park in the upper parking lot on Smith.

Waggin' Tails Dog Park  is the City's newest park and is the only park that allows dogs to be off-leash. Waggin

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The Trinidad Skate Park  is located at 1309 Beshoar Drive in the  Coach John Gagliardi Sports Complex  . Built in 2003, this 14,000 square foot skate park was rated #9 in the world by Tony Hawk.

The Southside Baseball Park  is also located in the  Coach John Gagliardi Sports Complex  and is comprised of 4 baseball fields. The fields are used for the City's Youth baseball program, adult softball program, and is home to the Trinidad State Junior College Softball team. community center_The Southside Baseball Park_edited 2.jpg

Wormhole Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Trinidad, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated at moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail. To get there from I-25 South, take exit 15, and take a right at the light onto Goddard Ave.

In about a half-mile, take another right onto Arizona Ave. Pass a cemetery on your left and then make a left onto County Road 26.8. The trail head will be just a hundred feet down County Road 26.8 where it makes a sharp right


Aerial View of Monument Lake

A City of Trinidad owned facility located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 35 miles west of Trinidad on Colorado 12 Highway of Legends. In 1937 the WPA built the resort at the high–altitude lake known as Monument Lake.  The lake's name came from a rock formation that once stood in its center, 15 feet above water. Monument Lake is a favorite among fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The lake is stocked with brown and rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, and splake. The resort includes a lodge, 20-unit motel, Café/restaurant, 13 detached cabins, RV and tent sites, a bath house, laundry, recreation room and a store. For more information please contact the resort.

phone: 719-868-2226 (main) 620-640-3664 (cell)



Purgatoire River photo

The Boulevard Loop Trail is a recently developed extension of Trinidad's Purgatoire River Walk Trail System, the Boulevard Loop Trail is a 1/2 mile, sand/gravel base, multi-use trail following the Purgatoire River Corridor.  The trail is flanks by old growth Cottonwood trees providing a canopy of shade over most of the trail.  In the fall the canopy turns to a ceiling of gold as the leaves change from green to yellow.  Rated as an easy trail, it is a perfect location for a morning run, an afternoon ride, or an evening stroll. The vegetation along the trail is lush and the wildlife abundant.  Picnic tables and park benches are located along the trail. The trail is currently unlit to preserve the integrity of the wildlife habitat.  The trailhead can be found by turning south onto Alta St. off of Highway 12 (across from Mt. Carmel Wellness Center).  As Alta St makes a 90 degree turn to the east it becomes Boulevard St.  At the end of Boulevard St. is the trailhead.