Weld County has a variety of recreational offerings. We have eight golf courses, numerous bicycle and pedestrian paths, a variety of parks and athletic clubs, plus seasonal events such as the Greeley Stampede, the Weld County Fair, balloon festivals, and more.
Greeley Country Club
The Greeley Country Club features an 18-hole regulation golf course. Founded in 1920, the Greeley Country Club is a member-owned golf club. This course features small greens, plenty of out-of-bounds, water, bunkers, and some 2000 mature trees. The club also offers tennis, swimming, and banquet facilities.
Highland Hills Golf Course
Highland Hills Golf course was designed by Frank Hummel and dates back to 1959. This is a par 71, 18-hole championship golf course with mature trees, rolling hills, spectacular views, and challenging greens. It has a pro shop and Bogey’s Pub and Grille.
Boomerang Links offers the highest quality playing conditions among public golf in the state of Colorado. The course offers teeing areas for all abilities of golfers, ranging from 5,200 yards on up to 7,200 yards. It has a pro shop and the Outback Pub and Grill.
Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club
Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club is located in the center of the beautiful Water Valley community of the Town of Windsor. This 18-hole semi-private championship golf course opened in 1999 and has earned a 2005 4-star rating by Golf Digest as well as a top five semi-private Colorado course rating by Colorado Golf Magazine.
Pelican Falls Golf Course
Pelican Falls Golf Course is the “sister” to Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club. It is a 9-hole championship course that features challenging elevation changes, elegant waterfalls, and beautiful views of the Poudre Valley area.
Saddleback Golf Course
This traditional 18-hole golf course was designed by Andy Johnson of Vail. It offers superb views of the Front Range and is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 25.
Bella Rosa Golf Course
This is a regulation 9-hole golf course, open year round (weather permitting) with a restaurant and pro-shop.
Coyote Creek Golf Course
Fort Lupton, Colorado
A public regulation 18-hole golf course designed by Matt Eccles and managed by Escalante Golf. It has a club house, snack bar, and pro-shop. It offers beautiful views of Long’s Peak and the Indian Peaks.
City of Greeley Parks
Greeley offers over 40 different locations for parks and facilities within city limits. The facilities include anything from playgrounds to skate parks, ball fields and courts, swimming pools, picnic areas, and open spaces with beautiful views. These parks are routinely kept up and well maintained due to improvements in installations and park staff.
Town of Windsor Parks and Recreation
Windsor is home to a variety of developed parks and natural areas where you can find walking or running trails, a lake for boating, and a beach. Windsor’s parks provide all types of amenities including sport complexes such as basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball fields, a hockey rink, archery, and a skate park. Some parks also provide horseshoe pits, disc golf, playgrounds, and dog parks.
Firestone Parks and Trails
Firestone parks offer a wide range or recreational activities such as disc golf, climbing rocks, horseshoe pits, and even walking or running trails with wildlife signage. Most parks also offer sport amenities like baseball fields, soccer fields, as well as tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. Most parks provide restrooms, picnic shelters, picnic tables, benches, and playgrounds. Dog parks are also located near by.
Poudre River Trail Corridor
The delightful 21-mile Poudre River Trail extends from Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley past the Weld/Larimer County line along the majestic Cache La Poudre River. The trail wanders through natural river woodlands, farms, parks, and housing subdivisions. It offers many opportunities for wildlife viewings and bird watching. With the exception of a few road crossings, the trail is almost entirely out of view from traffic. It is open to non-motorized activities such as bicycling, running, rollerblading, and walking. The trail is also handicap accessible.
Bulrush Wetland Park was donated to Frederick in 2007 by the Army Corps of Engineers. The park is 47 acres and is a protected eco-habitat where unique plants and birds find refuge. You can visit the park by appointment only and it is open from sunrise to sunset. The park is best known for bird watching, trails, wildlife habitat, plant species, and the beautiful scenery.
Fort Lupton Recreation Center
Fort Lupton Recreation Center has a 4,060-square-foot leisure pool with an underwater jet bench, vortex pool, hot tube, lazy river, lap lanes, and water slide. The facility also provides a party room, and teen center with a foosball table, pool table, and big-screen TV. The recreation center also provides a climbing wall, two lane indoor track circle above the gymnasium and fitness rooms, along with aerobics rooms used for pilates, yoga, karate, gymnastics, and other classes.
Thompson Rivers Parks and Recreation District
Thompson Rivers Parks & Recreation District serves the Johnstown-Milliken communities of Colorado with recreational sports, programs, and special events. This includes numerous parks, pools, and ball fields.
Greeley Recreation Center
The Greeley Recreation Center is a 105,000-square-foot full-service community center that includes a fitness facility, racquetball, indoor pool, rock climbing wall, two gymnasiums, and rooms to rent for parties, banquets, and special events. The Recreation Center also provides community programming for adults and youth.
Greeley Family FunPlex
The Family FunPlex features Adventure Island, Northern Colorado’s newest aquatic park with slides and more. The complex also includes miniature golf, the Willie Morton Adventure Center, a full size gymnasium, and the outdoor Twin Rivers Park and Amphitheater.
Fort Lupton Recreation Center
This recreation center includes a 4,060-square-foot pool with an underwater jet bench, lazy river, and a 139 foot water slide. There is also a teen center, a 27-foot tall climbing wall, an elevated indoor running track, an aerobic center with free-weights, a cardio center, yoga and pilates classes, and more.
Carbon Valley Recreation Center
Carbon Valley Recreation District, formed in 1983, is a special district covering roughly 45 square miles, including the communities of Frederick, Firestone, Dacono, and rural areas that surround the Tri-Towns. The recreation center is 50,000 square feet in size. It has a pool, gymnasium, cardio machines, classes, and more.
The Greeley Stampede is held each year in June and July at Island Grove Park in Greeley, Colorado. It is a professional rodeo that dates back to the late 1800s.
Colorado National Speedway
Whether you’re an avid race fan ready to experience some of the most fierce short-track competition found anywhere, or you’re just looking for an exciting and affordable entertainment venue for the entire family, make plans now to head to the lightning-fast 3/8 paved oval
Greeley Arts Picnic
Every year on the last weekend in July, Arts Picnic draws thousands to historic Lincoln Park. Festival attendees shop from over 150 artists’ booths selling everything from pottery and paintings, soap to sculptures and gourmet food to garden art!
UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival
The largest event of its kind in the nation, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival brings together internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians, and over 250 college, high school, and middle school big bands, combos, and jazz vocal groups from across the country. Each year, over 8,000 participants enjoy the main stage concerts, after-hours sessions, daytime performances, and the many educational workshop sessions.
Greeley Blues Jam
A family oriented atmosphere where everyone can expect a wonderful Blues experience.
Colorado Farm Show
The annual three-day event features almost 350 ag-related exhibits and draws more than 30,000 visitors from throughout the region interested in learning more about ag products, services, and machinery.