5 Great Playgrounds in Loveland CO

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid July 25, 2022

We are lucky in Loveland to have so many great playgrounds and parks to explore. From swings to slides, to climbing walls and water features, Loveland parks and playgrounds keep my kids active, are a great place to meet old friends (and make new! friends), and they're FREE!

I often get asked what our favorite playgrounds are, so I thought I'd share here with you my family's picks for our top five playgrounds and parks to visit in Loveland.

Locations are listed alphabetically:

Fairgrounds Park

700 S. Railroad Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537

What we love about Fairgrounds Park: 

This park has it all. Something for all ages and if you go on Sunday's in the summer you can add in the Farmer's Market! Splash pad, sand pit, slides for littles and larger climbing area and swings for older kids. Don't forget the Museum and the Dog park! You can also play in the river (carefully of course). 

Amenities at Fairgrounds Park: 

  • Handicap accessibility
  • Picnic Tables in pavilions 
  • Bathrooms
  • Skate Park
  • Batting Cages Barnes Complex
  • Fishing (Big Thompson River fishing access)
  • Basketball courts

Dwayne Webster Veterans Park

401 W. 13th St.  
Loveland, CO 80537 

What we love about Dwayne Webster Veterans Park: 

Small intamate playground area with plenty of open area to run and play! We love this park for the simple fact that they do a veterans celebration every year that is incredible. You can reserve the pavilion for parties of all kinds. 

Amenities at Dwayne Webster Veterans Park

  • 3 pavilions with electrical, grills and lights
  • restrooms
  • Playground
  • Sculpture/Veterans Memorials
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Handicap Accessible

Namaqua Park

730 N County Road 19E
Loveland, CO 

What we love about Namaqua Park: 

Namaqua is one of our favorites because it's a bit off the beaten path, near a river and has a great playground. You can explore the wooded area and find tons of bugs and wildlife. The sound of the river is soothing and great for a family picnic. 

Amenities at Namaqua Park

  • 1 Shelter, lights, electrical, and grills 
  • restroom (Port-o-let) 
  • Playground (ADA accessible) with tactile and sensory play features
  • Horseshoe Court
  • Fishing (from the shore of the Big Thompson River)
  • Handicap Accessible

Mehaffey Park

North Entrance  
3350 W. 29th St.
Loveland, CO 80538
South Entrance  
3285 W. 22nd St.
Loveland, CO 80538

What we love about Mehaffey Park: 

Mehaffey offers something for everyone. It's one of the most incredible places for kids to explore. The adventure playground is easy to spend hours at! 

Amenities at Mehaffey Park

  • Picnic areas with electric, lights, and grill
  • Great Lawn, Pond Overlook & Overland Trail Artwork
  • Tons of various artwork throughout the park
  • Skate Park & Shade Structure
  • Arboretum with 14 interpretive stations
  • Restrooms
  • 9-hole disc golf
  • Multi-Purpose Fields
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Courts, Pickleball Courts & Shade Structure
  • Dog Park & Shade Structure
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Recreation Trail access at 22nd St. & 29th St.
  • Adventure Park 

Adventure Park Amenities at Mehaffey Park

  • Treehouse play structure with swing bridge
  • Turbo Slide
  • Conestoga Wagon Playset & Sand Box
  • We-Saw, Belt Swings, Wheel Spinner, Berliner VIP Swing, Oodle Swing
  • Shelter C (not reservable; available for rest/watching children play)
  • Stream & Stream Bridges
  • Tensile/Shade Structure
  • Boulders/Stepping Stones, Log Beam, Log Tunnels
  • Waterfall (cycles 10 minutes on; 20 minutes off from 10:00A to 6:00P) Under repair.
  • Bucket Swings, Spinner Bowls, Oxen Spring Riders

North Lake Park

2750 N. Taft Ave.
Loveland, CO

What we love about North Lake Park: 

North Lake has a great playground and the best part? Buckhorn Northern Railroad! It's only open in the summer months but its so fun to ride the train. It's inexpensive and you get a free ice cream cone offer on the back of the ticket. The fire department has a building on site. The Lone Tree School house is nearby too. If you love music the Norma & Lynn Hammond Amphitheater is close by too. So is the swim beach. You can also walk across the street to Benson Sculpture Park. 

Amenities at North Lake Park

  • Lone Tree Schoolhouse
  • Playgrounds (2)
  • Baseball/softball field (Owen's Field)
  • Tennis courts
  • Horseshoe court (official size)
  • Fishing (from the shore of Lake Loveland)
  • Restrooms (flush) 

Hope this list of top five playgrounds and parks in Loveland CO helps you find -- or rediscover! -- some fun places for your family to explore this summer. Now get those kids out to play!