Parks, Trails & Sports Facilities
The City of Montrose provides an abundance of parks, trails, playgrounds, recreational areas, and open space. These public facilities preserve and enhance the quality of life and environment in Montrose, Colorado.
The Parks Division of the Public Works Department maintains:
- 29 developed parks
- 118 acres of open space
- Over 30 miles of concrete trails
- 15 miles of single-track hiking and biking trails
- Montrose Water Sports Park
City park shelters can be reserved for private and public events.
In addition to providing an outstanding system of parks and trails, the city maintains greenbelts and planters and plans projects that beautify the community. The city works closely with the Montrose Recreation District to provide public sports facilities.
- Montrose Parks
- Contact Us
- Parks Regulations
- Park Shelter Reservations
- Weed Control & Tree Replacement Programs
- Park hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- No glass containers are allowed in any city park.
- Alcohol is not allowed in any city park unless a State of Colorado Special Events Liquor License is applied for and obtained. Alcohol is allowed, by special permit only, in the picnic shelters at Riverbottom, La Raza, and Rotary Park (beer and wine only).
- Noise that unreasonably annoys, injures, or endangers the comfort, health, peace, or safety of others is not allowed.
- City codes and regulations must be followed at all times.
- Centennial Plaza and Lions Clubhouse are subject to different rules and fees than other parks. Contact the City Clerk for details.
- Shelter reservations are for shelters only. The park will remain open to the public during any scheduled event or shelter reservation.
Additional parks use regulations are found in Chapter 3-6 of the City Regulations Manual.
- Centennial Plaza
- Cerise Park / Shelter
- Chipeta Lake Park Shelter
- LaRaza Park / Shelter
- Lions Clubhouse
- Lions Park / Shelter
- Riverbottom Park / Shelter
- Rotary Park / Shelter
- Sunset Mesa Park / Shelter
Weed Control Program
The Public Works department provides noxious weed control to the following areas within the city:
- City parks
- Along trails
- Street right-of-ways
Tree Trim and Replacement Program
The City of Montrose is committed to helping maintain the beauty of our community. As part of this commitment, the city has funds available to assist residents with tree trimming and replacement of trees in the public right-of-way.
The city will reimburse 50% (up to $200) for trimming of trees in the public right-of-way, 75% (up to $600) to remove trees in the public right-of-way, and 75% (up to $200) for the replacement of trees in the public right-of-way. Funding is limited and assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
To be eligible for reimbursement, the assistance program application must be approved before work begins. Please see the Tree Trim Replacement Program application for details.
See the list of tree trimmers that are licensed to operate on city property and right-of-ways.
View the City of Montrose Municipal Code section pertaining to the care of trees, shrubs, and bushes.