PLANNING A WEDDING IN TOWN?

 

The Town of Buena Vista does not operate any town-owned properties that are ideally suited for weddings and has no wedding planners on town 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 and Facilities

 

Due to the increased infection rate and deaths in our local area as a result of COVID and its variants, the following guidance went into effect 01 September, 2021:
  • Masks are strongly encouraged in all indoor spaces utilized for the conduct of Town business regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. 
  • Town staff are required to wear a mask for all indoor interactions with the public. 
  • Town staff do not have to wear masks when working in individual offices or in indoor spaces where a minimum of 6 feet distancing from other staff can be maintained.   
We are still operating with the following capacity limitations:
  • Pinon Room: 40 persons total
  • Aspen Room: 20 persons total
  • Kitchen: 5 persons total

 The following town facilities are OPEN with posted guidelines and restrictions: 

  • The Buena Vista Dog Park
  • Pump Track
  • Tennis, Pickleball, and Basketball Courts
  • Skate Park
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Town Trail System
  • Town Fields and General Park Areas
  • Pavilion and Picnic Areas 
  • All Play Structures – Columbine Park, Community Center Park, McPhelemy Park, Millie Crymble Park, Rocks and Ropes Park, South Main Town Square Boulders

  Please come prepared with your own personal supplies including hand sanitizer and wipes. We appreciate your efforts to keep our parks, trails, and facilities clean and free of trash and dog waste.

The Community Center Remains CLOSED to THE PUBLIC.  Small groups may utilize the facility with a reservation.

  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 Board of Trustees, Town Staff Meetings, Municipal Court, Chaffee Co Commissioners, and other official local government meetings as determined by the Town Administrator
  2. Programs, classes, meetings, and other activities as part of Buena Vista Recreation Department
  3. Town Advisory Board meetings
  4. Events with an approved Special Event Permit from the Town of Buena Vista (able to reserve up to 12 months in advance)
  5. Meetings of local nonprofit organizations that are registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and have a Chaffee County address (able to reserve up to six months in advance)
  6. Other rental inquiries may be able to make reservations depending on the availability of facilities no more than 60 days in advance.  

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

To avoid delays in your reservation due to staffing shortages, users are encouraged to utilize our online booking system (using the button below).  For users that are unable or unwilling to utilize our online reservation system, please expect up to 3-5 business days for a response from staff to contact you for assistance.  Reservations are handled on a first come, first serve basis and we are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of inquiries for our parks, pavilions, and meeting rooms.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to balance the unprecedented volume of reservation inquiries with ensuring our parks and facilities remain available for use by our community.   Still have questions?  please contact our Facilities and Events Specialist at 719-581-1029 to talk with us directly about your reservation.  Thank you!

Buena Vista Town Park Hours: Dawn to 10:00pm.

Questions about bathrooms or showers?  Contact our Parks Department at  719-581-1044.

Community Center

Located at the east end of Main Street, the Buena Vista Community Center is available to host meetings, presentations, special events, and a variety of other activities. Click here to learn more about available rooms and equipment, pricing, occupancy regulations, and much more.

 River Park

This park is located at the end of East Main Street in Buena Vista next to the Arkansas River. From the River Park there is easy access to various mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails via the Midland Trail system. This park also houses our Skate Park, Dog Park, Disc Golf Course, Sheila Stout Memorial Softball Field, Youth Baseball Field, Soccer Field, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, and Sand Volleyball Courts! Note: due to the 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.

Baseball/ Softball Field Rental Fee

  • $50 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $100 (4 hours or more)

Tennis Court Rental Fee

  • $50 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $100 (4 hours or more)

Soccer Field Rental Fee 

  • $70 (Less than 4 hours)
  • $130 (4 hours or more)

      Whitewater Park

      The Buena Vista Whitewater Park has recently been expanded 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!

      Forest Square Park

      This park is located three blocks south of the stoplight in downtown Buena Vista, on Highway 24. Located in this park is the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce as well as a half basketball court.

      Entire Park Rental Fee

      • $70 (Less than 4 hours)
      • $120 (4 hours or more)

      Pavilion Area Rental Fee

      • $30 (Less than 4 hours)
      • $50 (4 hours or more)

      Columbine Park

      This park is located on Highway 24, just south of the stoplight in downtown Buena Vista behind K’s Dairy Delight. This park has a lot of space and includes a large playground area.

      Entire Park Rental Fee

      • $70 (less than 4 hours)
      • $120 (4 hours or more)

      McPhelemy Park

      This park is located at the stoplight in the center of Buena Vista, at the intersection of Highway 24 and Main Street. This facility is where Concerts in the Park are hosted as well as a variety of other events, such as Paddle on the Pond, 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.

      Entire Park Rental Fee 

      • $120 (Less than 4 hours)
      • $180 (4 hours or more)

      East Park Rental Fee 

      • $70 (Less than 4 hours)
      • $120 (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!

      Dog Park

      This great, off-leash area 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!

      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.

      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!

      Disc Golf Course

      Nestled within the confines of the River Park, this frisbee 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! This park is located next to the Little League field, just to the west of the soccer field in the River Park.

      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?

      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!

      Rocks & Ropes Boulder Garden

      This park is located in the new South Main development along the Arkansas River. Boulders for climbing, access to the whitewater park, and fun outdoor activities can all be found at this location!

      Rocks & Ropes / Boulder Garden Rental Fee

      • $70 (Less than 4 hours)
      • $120 (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 five picnic tables and is available for rent on a first come first served basis.  Please remove all trash when finished.

      River Park Large Pavilion Rental Fee  

      • $40 (Less than 4 hours)
      • $80 (4 hours or more)

      Rodeo Grounds

      The Rodeo Grounds are located on County Road 321 just west of the Gregg Drive intersection. The oversize arena, bucking chutes, and the no longer extant horse race track were constructed in the 1920s with the historic grandstand addition 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 special event in Buena Vista, this is the preferred location.

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

      • $200 per day

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