Crested Butte Rainbow Park

Crested Butte Parks


People visit Crested Butte to spend time outdoors. Whether it’s on the river, on the trail, or on the ski slopes, there are lots of way to “play outside”. But even in town and the larger neighborhoods of Crested Butte, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Colorado sunshine. The Crested Butte Parks have something for everyone, from tennis to volleyball to playgrounds for the kids. Let’s take a look at the different parks and the recreational opportunities at each of them. At the bottom of this article, zoom in on the map for park locations.

Crested Butte South: Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park is a great amenity for residents of Crested Butte South. The park features a softball field, tennis courts, an ice rink in the winter, a playground, climbing boulder, and more. Future plans include a skate park and expanded facilities.

Crested Butte Town Park

Crested Butte Town Park“Town Park” is Crested Butte’s main park. Horseshoes, volleyball, Pitsker baseball field, and an amazing playground can all be found at Town Park. There is also a great covered area perfect for picnics and other get-togethers. The tennis courts will be brand new and scheduled to open in the summer of 2015. The Center For the Arts is also part of Town Park, and the location of free Alpenglow concerts during the summer. Dogs are not allowed at Town Park.

Rainbow Park

Crested Butte Rainbow ParkRainbow Park is a newer park, located on the East side of town. Like town park, there is a great covered area for family parties. Check out the climbing boulder, and a large playground for the kids. Soccer is also one of the main attractions of Rainbow Park.

Three Ladies Park

Crested Butte 3 Ladies ParkThis small park is located in the Kapushion Annexation on the Northwest side of town. The small park makes a great stop on the way out to the lower loop trail and Peanut lake. A pavillion, small playgound, and some of the best views around make up Three Ladies park, named after the victims of the Crested Butte bank explosion of 1990.

Henderson Park

Henderson Park in Crested ButteHenderson Park is a small park near downtown at 3rd and Whiterock. It’s a good place for the younger kids, or hanging out on the benches with a cup of coffee.

Totem Pole Park

Totem Pole Park Crested ButteTotem Pole Park is on the banks of Coal Creek in downtown Crested Butte. The key feature, not surprisingly, is the Totem Pole in the center of the park. This is a park for relaxing and listening to the sounds of the creek.

Big Mine Ice Arena/ Skate Park

Big Mine Ice Rink in Crested ButteThe Big Mine Ice Arena is where hockey players of all ages spend their time during hickey season. The covered facility is open throughout the winter, so long as the temperatures stay cold enough. During the summer, events sometimes take place here as well. Right next to the ice is the skate park, where bowls and other skateboard features are located.

Mount Crested Butte Park

Mount Crested Butte ParkFew people utilize the beautiful park in Mount Crested Butte. Whether you’re after basketball, tennis, or a kid’s playground, you’ll find it in Mount Crested Butte. The nearby wedding garden is frequently used during the summer wedding season.

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Crested Butte is full of parks, from Town Park to the tiny Three Ladies Park. Learn more, including map locations, of parks from CB South to Mount Crested Butte.