About our Parks

The Parks Department maintains about 200 acres of developed parks and public lands and 1.4 miles of trail.  Services include irrigation, fertilization, mowing, trimming, planting, general care of trees, shrubs and flowers and trash removal from the parks.  Lamar's Ballpark Complex, Escondido Park and McCorkle Field are maintained on a year round basis.  The Parks Department also maintains the Lamar Swimming Pool.  Additionally, the department completes many special projects to develop, enhance or improve the parks.

To reserve a park, please call 719-336-2774 or stop by Lamar Community Building at 610 S. 6th St in Lamar.  A deposit is required to hold the park for your events.


National Register

The park is associated with several Great Depression era federal relief programs.  Constructed between 1933 and 1938 under the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA), creation of the park provided a source of employment in Lamar during much of the Depression.  Willow Creek Park was Colorado’s first CWA project and the first planned park in Lamar, providing a location for active and passive recreation activities.  A prominent feature of the city, the park’s buildings and stone features are good examples of the Rustic style as interpreted by New Deal agencies.  Characteristics include the use of native stone; traditional construction methods; evident hand craftsmanship; and simple functional design.  The property is associated with the New Deal Resources on Colorado's Eastern Plains.  


Willow Creek Park - 3rd & Parkway 

North Gateway Park - 1398 Valco Road

North Side Park - 5th & Maple

Escondido Park - 11th & Logan

Bi-Centennial Park - 601 South Main

Shore Arts Center Park - 115 South Main 

Road Side Park - 100 Savage Avenue

Enchanted Forest - 4th & Beech

Lamar Community Building - 610 S 6th

Spreading Antlers Golf Course - 336-5274 - 28157 Hwy 287 South
Lamar Sports Complex - 2035 Saddle Club Dr