Lake City Area Recreation Department

The Lake City Area Recreation Department offers a variety of free or low-cost programs and facilities for citizens of, and visitors to, Lake City.  For further information, contact Recreation Director Ben Hake at 970-403-6301 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Town of Lake City Parks & Facilities

Armory Building
230 Bluff Street (corner of Bluff & Third Streets)

The historic Armory Building is used for numerous community functions, and is located in the heart of Lake City.   Many of the Town's Recreation Department programs are held here, The Lake City  Armory is a historic meeting hall that is the location of the Town of Lake City's offices, the Recreation Department office, the weight room, and the teen center.  Facilities include restrooms and a sound system.  Chairs and tables are available for use in the hall; please inquire.  Reservations must be scheduled in advance.  A small rental fee and trash fee apply to private functions.  For more information, call the Town of Lake City at 970-944-2333.

Town Park
Corner of Third and Silver Streets

The Town Park is located in Historic Lake City and is roomy enough to accommodate up to 1000 people depending on the event.  Facilities include:

  • a seasonal restroom building
  • playground
  • water spigot
  • picnic tables
  • plenty of free downtown parking.

Dogs are not permitted in this park.  For use guidelines and more information, call the Town of Lake City, 970-944-2333

Lake Fork Memorial Park
Spring Street

The sizable Lake Fork Memorial Park is situated in town at the confluence of Henson Creek and the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.  Facilities include: 

  • year-round restroom building with catering kitchen
  • softball field
  • soccer field
  • accessible fishing pier
  • skate park
  • pedestrian bridges
  • easy access to downtown Lake City.


Dogs are permitted in this park; owners must clean up after their pet.  For use guidelines and more information, call the Town of Lake City at 970-944-2333.

Ice Rink
The Town of Lake City, with the help of volunteers, sets up a rink at the Town Park each winter.  The fire department floods the rink as soon as the weather is cold enough.  

Lake City Ski Hill
The Lake City Ski Hill is operated by the Town of Lake City.  A 1000 ft. platter lift carries you to the top of four runs.  The ski hill is a great place to practice your turns, on skis or snowboard, without spending tons of money.  And, it's a fun and friendly place to spend a few hours and meet new people.  Snowboarders and free-heelers are always welcome.  Adult tickets are just $10, and kids can ski for $7.  

The ski hill opens in the late autumn, depending on the snowfall, usually sometime between Thanksgiving and the second week of December.  Hours of operation are: Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The Lake City Ski Hill is located on Highway 149, one mile south of Lake City.  

Find out more at the Lake City Ski Hill website.