This lake, located in the heart of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, is at the center of numerous outdoor activities. The purpose of the area from the very beginning was to provide Colorado residents with recreational opportunities and it began with a community center and swimming pool. over the course of 40 years, it has grown and now includes a vast array of opportunities. The area continues to expand adding 55-acres in 1980 and 17 more acres in 1994. The area is filled with recreation centers and athletic fields. Some are available for private rental and others have relationship with area school districts for use.
Knowing the residents of the Evergreen district enjoy outdoor fitness, the area has built opportunities into the area's natural landscape. The Buchanan Park Recreation Center features a 41-foot rock climbing wall, a pool, a cardio and weight area, an indoor cycling room, two multipurpose fields, a playground, ponds, and two classrooms. Just a few steps away is the Wulf Recreation Center with a 25-yard six lane pool, a weight room, a basketball and volleyball gym, a racquetball court, a dance studio, and three classrooms. Outdoors are four tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, two playgrounds, a fitness trail that runs a mile, and a skate park.
In addition to these recreation centers are the Evergreen Lakehouse, several parks, soccer, softball, and lacrosse fields, and trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and running. The Lakehouse is available for rental and it includes a great room with a large stone fireplace and the Octogon room. It is situated right next to the 40-acre Evergreen Lake, within a one acre park area with picnic tables, grills, a boardwalk, a mile long hiking trail, and a boathouse. Four different parks surrounding the lake provide recreation for everyone. These parks are all different and have regional, community, neighborhood, and specialty features. Specialty parks separate certain activities from general recreation areas like skateboarding and dog walking. The neighborhood parks are intended to service specific neighborhoods and often have privately owned sections. There is no overnight camping availability in the park and guests are asked to remember that grills will be removed from the park during drought conditions. Call the parks department ahead of time if you are planning a cook out activity during the dry season.
These recreation facilities around Evergreen Lake offer Colorado residents a variety of organized activities like classes and learning programs. These include aquatics programs for all ages, after school enrichment programs, dance classes, fitness classes, martial arts, ice skating, yoga and pilates classes, activities designed for those with special needs, outdoor recreation lessons like boating and tennis, and sports leagues for volleyball and softball. Information about classes, lessons, and leagues are found on the Evergreen Parks & Rec website so browse through your options before committing to an activity.
The parks and rec department in this area has taken full advantage of this beautiful lake situated in some of the most beautiful terrain in the United States. Those living in the area will appreciate their numerous recreation opportunities and visitors will love a stroll around Evergreen Lake.