Planning a Wedding in Buena Vista?

The Town of Buena Vista does not operate any town-owned properties that are ideally suited for wedding related activities, and there are no wedding planners on staff.
However, there are an almost unlimited number of private venues, planners, supporting agencies, and other resources
that can help make your special day one to remember for the rest of your life!
Check out the links below for more information.

Parks & Facilities

To ensure our community facilities remain available for use to the public,
the following is a list of priority of use when making reservations:

  1. Town of BV Board of Trustees, Town of BV Staff Meetings, Municipal Court, Chaffee County Commissioners, and other official local government meetings as determined by the Town Administrator
  2. Programs, classes, meetings, and other activities that are part of the BV Recreation Department
  3. Town of BV Advisory Board meetings
  4. Events with an approved Special Event Permit from the Town of BV (able to reserve up to 12 months in advance)
  5. Local nonprofit organization meetings (must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and have a Chaffee County address (able to reserve up to 60 days in advance))
  6. Other rental inquiries may be able to make reservations depending on the availability of facilities (able to reserve up to 60 days in advance)

Skip the wait!  You can reserve parks, meeting rooms, pavilions and other facilities online.
Private party rental reservations will only be considered based upon availability within 60 days of desired date(s).

To avoid delays in your reservation, users are encouraged to utilize our online reservation system. For users that are unable to utilize our online reservation system, please expect up to 3-5 business days for a response from staff to contact you.

Reservations are handled on a first come, first serve basis.  We are experiencing high levels of inquiries for our parks, pavilions, and meeting rooms. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we respond to inquiries, ensuring our parks and facilities remain available for use by our community.

Still have questions?  Please contact us at 719-395-1939 to talk with us directly about your reservation (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm). Thank you!

Map & Amenities of Our Parks & Facilities

Town of BV Park Hours:
Dawn to 10:00pm

River Park

This park is located at the end of East Main Street in Buena Vista next to the Arkansas River. From River Park there is easy access to various hiking, mountain biking, running, walking, and horseback riding trails via the Midland Trail system. This park also houses our Amy Lynch Memorial Disc Golf Course, Pump Track, Dog Park, Skate Park, Sheila Stout Memorial Softball Field, Youth Baseball Field, Soccer Field, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Pickleball Courts, and Sand Volleyball Courts!
Note: Due to immense challenges with maintaining a natural grass turf surface, events and reservations for any grass playing surface are strictly limited to sports related activities.  No tents, camping, vendors, stages, or multi-day events that alter the irrigation schedule are permitted on grass playing surfaces.

River Park Rental Fees

Soccer Field Rental Fee 

  • $200 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $300 (4 hours or more)

Baseball/Softball Field Rental Fee

  • $200 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $300 (4 hours or more)

Pickleball Court Rental Fee (6 Courts & Gallery)

  • $200 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $300 (4 hours or more)

Pickleball Court Rental Fee (3 Courts Only)

  • $150 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $200 (4 hours or more)

Tennis Court Rental Fee

  • $100 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $200 (4 hours or more)

River Park Large Pavilion

This six sided shade structure measures over 40 feet across and is located next to the basketball and sand volleyball courts.  This facility has electric hookups and four picnic tables.  It is available for rent on a first come first served basis.  Please remove all trash when finished.

River Park Large Pavilion Rental Fees

  • $60 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $100 (4 hours or more)
  • Capacity: 75 ppl

Amy Lynch Memorial Disc Golf Course

Nestled within the confines of the River Park, the Amy Lynch Memorial Disc Golf Course is great to play for every range of talent! If you’re a beginner or even a pro, come out and enjoy this great course — AND the beautiful scenery that comes along with it! The course is located next to the ball fields and just west of the soccer field in the River Park.

Pump Track

The Buena Vista Pump Track is located east of the Community Center, so if you’re ready to practice your bike skills, whatever your age, this is the prime spot!  As part of the River Park, this area is easily accessible from both Main Street and South Main!

Dog Park

This off-leash dog park is located close to the Buena Vista River Park and it is an awesome location to let your favorite canine friends do some exploring! Located across from the Community Center on East Main Street, this park offers two areas: one designated for small dogs and one for larger breeds. Please be considerate of others and use the waste stations to clean up after your dog. Be responsible pet owners and only bring dogs that are sociable and friendly!

Whitewater Park

The Buena Vista Whitewater Park expands downstream into the South Main Neighborhood development. With 5 main whitewater structures and numerous eddy and trail improvements, as well as climbing walls and trails, it is quickly becoming the premier whitewater park in Colorado. All of the features have been fine-tuned to optimize hydraulic performance and better the park for everyone who uses it!

Community Center

Located at the intersection of East Main and South Main, the Buena Vista Community Center is available to host meetings, presentations, special events, and a variety of other activities. Find out about available rooms and equipment, pricing, occupancy regulations, and much more.

Skate Park

Ready to ride some sweet rails or take on a sick jump? The Buena Vista Skate Park is located just south of the Community Center. As part of the River Park, this area is easily accessible from both Main Street and South Main!

Boulder Garden & Rocks & Ropes

This park is located in the newer South Main development along the Arkansas River. Boulders for climbing, access to the whitewater park, and fun outdoor activities can all be found at the Boulder Garden & Rocks & Ropes Park!

Boulder Garden & Rocks & Ropes Rental Fees

  • $100 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $150 (4 hours or more)

Town Square

The Town Square is in the newer development of South Main.  It’s close to the Arkansas River and Whitewater Park, surrounded also by many shops and restaurants. Note: Due to the size and public popularity of this park, reservations are limited to special events.

BV Optimist Square Splash Park

The Buena Vista Optimist Square Splash Park is located at the southeast corner of East Main Street and Railroad Street. With a fountain to keep the kids cool in the summer, this park is a popular hangout for visitors and locals during BV’s busy season.

Splash Park Hours

  • Sunday & Saturday – 11 am to 5 pm
  • Monday to Friday – 11 am to 6 pm

McPhelemy Park

This park is located at the stoplight in the center of Buena Vista, at the intersection of Highway 24 and Main Street. Concerts in the Park are hosted here on the Legacy Stage which was completed in 2023.  A variety of other events, such as Paddle on the Pond is held here, and it is also the site of the Buena Vista Historical Society’s Railroad Museum.  Note: Due to the size and public popularity of this park, reservations are limited to special events.

McPhelemy Park Rental Fee

  • $250 per day


Columbine Park

This park is located on Highway 24, just south of the stoplight in downtown Buena Vista behind K’s Dairy Delight. Columbine {ark has a lot of space and includes a large playground area with access to Cottonwood Creek towards the east side of the park.

Columbine Park Rental Fees

  • $100 (less than 4 hours)
  • $150 (4 hours or more)

Forest Square Park

This park is located three blocks south of the stoplight on Highway 24 in downtown Buena Vista. Forest Square Park houses the location for Shining Mountains Montessori School as well as a half basketball court and small swing set.  There is a also a pavilion with several picnic tables. 


Forest Park Rental Fees

  • $60 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $100 (4 hours or more)

Millie Crymble Park

This park is located on Marquette Avenue, just east of Buena Vista High School. Within walking distance of various subdivisions, this park features a safe, fenced-in field area for sports play, two swing sets, and a playground. There are also picnic tables, so make it a day — enjoy the view and have some fun with the kids!

River Walk

This trail follows along the Arkansas River connecting the South Main area to the Recreation Area north of the River Park. This path is beginning level and is perfect for individuals of all ages! Come down and walk next to the river — during the summer months you’ll be sure to see various species of animals and in the winter you may even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle. Plus, with a view like ours, who could resist this beautiful experience?

Rodeo Grounds

The Rodeo Grounds are located on County Road 321 just west of the intersection with Gregg Drive. The oversize arena, bucking chutes, and the no longer extant horse race track were constructed in the 1920s.  The historic grandstand addition was constructed in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration with materials donated by local residents. The site has been home to the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association’s (CPRA) sanctioned Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo for more than 100 consecutive years. The facility is suitable for a variety of equestrian events and large crowd gatherings including spacious parking areas.   If you are looking to plan a large special event in Buena Vista, this is the preferred location.

Rodeo Grounds (Grandstand, Event Area, and Arena) Rental Fee

  • $200 per day

Remote Control Airstrip

Come soar to great heights! The Buena Vista Remote Control Airstrip is located to the west of the Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds. Complete with a paved runway, this is the perfect place to come try out your remote control aircraft!

Trap Shooting Range

Off Leash Dog Park

UAS Drone Park

UAS Drone Park Rental Fees

  • $100 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $150 (4 hours or more)


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