- Telluride's 36-acre Town Park is the home of summer fun and several world-class music festivals.
- The park can be found in the southwest corner of town along the San Miguel River.
- The Telluride Bluegrass Festival attracts top musical acts and more than 10,000 people.
Telluride’s 36-acre Town Park is the place to be when the snow melts and it’s time to have some fun under the mountain sun. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a park with more opportunity for leisure. The park has horseshoe pits, a skate park, basketball courts, soccer nets, softball fields, a fishing pond, a creek, a swimming pool, disc golf and a campground.
The park is also the home of the world-famous Telluride Bluegrass Festival and several other music and arts festivals.
It seems like some locals never leave the park in summer, but then again, why would they want to?
Location & Information
The park is located at the southwest edge of town and is pretty hard to miss. Although covered in snow throughout the winter, the park is always open.
The park is home to the town’s ice rink and Nordic skiing course in the winter. Hockey games are a nightly occurrence on the rink, so plan ahead for some ice time. The Nordic track is maintained throughout the winter. An office is located at the northern edge of the track, check in for rental information.
Really anything goes here in the summer, including beer (just make sure to clean up). Go fishing, play basketball, throw a Frisbee, light a BBQ, or just relax in one of the wide open fields.
The park is basically off- limits during the big festivals when thousands crowd in front of the mountain-front stage. Two of the more well-known festivals are:
- Telluride Bluegrass
The first festival was in 1974 and brought in 1,000 people. Today, more than 10,000 people flock to Telluride for the four-day festival. There are camping sites in Town Park and outside of Telluride, although they are swooped up quickly. The festival is the unofficial start of summer in Telluride, and is held in mid to late-June.
- Telluride Blue & Brews
This is a celebration of all things beer and blues. More than 50 microbreweries come to town to compete for best brew while an eclectic assortment of artists take the stage. The festival takes place over three days in the middle of September.