Telluride Town Park
500 East Colorado Avenue
Photo courtesy of Visit Telluride
Telluride Town ParkApologies to New York’s Central Park, but Telluride Town Park might just have it beat. Cradled in the Rocky Mountains and fresh with high-mountain air, it’s an idyllic place to picnic, or listen to the truly intergalactic musicians who take the stage every summer—Alison Krauss, David Byrne, Jerry Garcia, and Widespread Panic have all performed here. If you’re traveling with children, don’t miss the kids’ fishing pond, where little ones are allowed to catch four trout with gratis loaner rods and tackle from the information center. Also on-site: campgrounds; softball and soccer fields; a frisbee golf course; tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts; a skate park; a public outdoor swimming pool; horseshoe pits; and a playground in summer, plus two ice rinks and groomed trails for Nordic skiing in winter.