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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; however, this facility will not open in 2012 due to the drought conditions Colorado is experiencing. 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
Please meet at 9:30 AM at Waneka Lake East Parking Lot.
Geology of Lafayette - Field Trip
Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance. To sign up please contact Martin Ogle: martin@entrepreneurialearth.com

Geology field trip will be led by Boulder County volunteer and naturalist, Dr. Sue Hirschfeld. The outing will begin with an overview of Lafayette geology followed by destinations of Lafayette Coal Miners museum and the Coal Creek Trail. This is a walking and driving field trip - please provide own transportation.

Dr. Hirschfeld is a retired Professor of Geology from Cal State-Hayward (now CSU East Bay).

Dances with Branches Recreational Tree Climbing - 7 yrs +
Using ropes, harnesses and easy to learn techniques, climbers will ascend up into the crown of a beautiful local tree. Check the agenda below for more information.
Basic Tree Climbing Course - 13 yrs +
For a lifetime of fun and adventure, learn to safely ascend into the crowns of tall trees using rope and saddle in this 18- hour course taught by a top tree climbing instructor from Tree Climbing Colorado. Check the agenda below for more information.

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