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Waneka Lake Park
Community Park
Location: 1600 Caria Dr.
Lafayette, CO 80026
Amenities: Baseball Field, Basketball Court, BBQ Grill, Benches, Biking Trail, Birdwatching, Boathouse, Canoes, Cross-Country Skiing, Drinking Fountain, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddleboats, Park, Park Shelter, Parking, Paved Path, Pet Pick-Up Station, Picnic Shelter, Picnic Table, Playground, Recycle Bin, Restrooms, Running Path, Soccer Field (Practice), Soft-Surface Paths, Trash Bin, Walking, and Wildlife Viewing Platform
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Hours: 6am-10pm
Contact Phone: 303-661-1460
Link: Parks
Waneka Lake Park

Waneka Lake Park is a recreational and wildlife refuge in a suburban setting.

Waneka Lake Park features playground structures, shelter facilities, picnic tables, benches, fishing areas, and a 1.2 mile fitness trail for walking, biking or running within its 147 acres.

Waneka Lake Boathouse provides paddleboat and canoe rentals in the summer months.  Restrooms and drinking fountains available year-round.

Dogs allowed on-leash.

Park Shelter Use Tip - Keep recycling an amenity the city provides in community parks by using the Eco-Cycle bins with blue lids ONLY for acceptable recyclables such as glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard, and plastic bottles. Please, no trash. Por favor, no basura.

Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
9/6/2015
"Dances with Branches" Recreational Tree Climbing - 7+ yrs
Climb safely on ropes into the crown of a tall tree. Check the agenda below for more information.
9/27/2015
Hidden Stories of Waneka Lake - Self Guided Tour Book Intro
Waneka Lake and nearby Open Spaces have an amazing story to tell, and Lafayette Parks & Open Space has prepared a wonderful tool for discovering that story! A self-guided booklet will be unveiled and introduced at this free public program on September 27th. Discover stories of pioneers and power plants; wildlife and waterways; farming and families . . . and much more.

This public program will feature a display with show-and-tell items highlighting the area’s history provided by the Lafayette Historical Society. Lafayette Parks & Open Space representatives will be on hand to describe the self-guided tour booklet and answer any questions.

This event is followed up in the afternoon by the "Celebrating Bird Migration" event which begins at 1:00 PM. For more information contact Martin Ogle at martin@entrepreneurialearth.com

9/27/2015
Hidden Stories of Waneka Lake - Self Guided Tour
Waneka Lake and nearby Open Spaces have an amazing story to tell, and Lafayette Parks & Open Space has prepared a wonderful tool for discovering that story! A self-guided booklet will be unveiled and introduced at this free public program on September 27th. Discover stories of pioneers and power plants; wildlife and waterways; farming and families . . . and much more.

This public program will feature a display with show-and-tell items highlighting the area’s history provided by the Lafayette Historical Society. Lafayette Parks & Open Space representatives will be on hand to describe the self-guided tour booklet and answer any questions.

This event is followed up in the afternoon by the "Celebrating Bird Migration" event which begins at 1:00 PM. For more information contact Martin Ogle at martin@entrepreneurialearth.com

9/27/2015
Celebrating Bird Migration
Explore the wonderful world of birds in a beautiful place! See a live hawk up close and view birds in the wild through spotting scopes and binoculars. Learn about migration, marshes and the role our avian friends play in our lives through art and a scavenger hunt. These and other activities will be featured at “Celebrating Bird Migration” at Waneka Lake Park and Greenlee Open Space.

In addition to Lafayette Open Space, the following groups will be on hand to entertain and educate: Wild Wings, Boulder Audubon Society, Environment for the Americas, Thorne Nature Experience, Project YES, and the Boulder County Audubon Society. The Parent Engagement Network is also a co-sponsor. This free, public event is suitable for all ages and will also feature an array of fine prizes.

The event will originate at Waneka Lake east parking lot. For more information contact Martin Ogle at martin@entrepreneurialearth.com

9/27/2015
Celebrating Bird Migration at Waneka Lake
Explore the wonderful world of birds in a beautiful place! See a live hawk up close and view birds in the wild through spotting scopes and binoculars. Learn about migration, marshes and the role our avian friends play in our lives through art and a scavenger hunt. These and other activities will be featured at “Celebrating Bird Migration” at Waneka Lake Park and Greenlee Open Space.

In addition to Lafayette Open Space, the following groups will be on hand to entertain and educate: Wild Wings, Boulder Audubon Society, Environment for the Americas, Thorne Nature Experience, Project YES, and the Boulder County Audubon Society. The Parent Engagement Network is also a co-sponsor. This free, public event is suitable for all ages and will also feature an array of fine prizes.

The event will originate at Waneka Lake east parking lot. For more information contact Martin Ogle at martin@entrepreneurialearth.com


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