by Belinda Paredes
Water Parks -
Pirate’s Cove - www.englewoodgov.org, 1225 W. Belleview Ave., Englewood, 303-762-COVE.
O’Brien Park - www.parkeronline.org/recreation/h2obrienpool.aspx, 10795 Victorian Drive, Parker 720-851-5873
Water World - www.waterworldcolorado.com, 1800 W. 89th Avenue, Federal Heights, 303-427-SURF.
Island Kingdom @ Six Flags - see Elitch Gardens information below.
Amusement Parks -
Six Flags Elitch Gardens - www.sixflags.com, 2000 Elitches Circle, Denver, 303-595-4386.
Lakeside Amusement Park - www.lakesideamusementpark.com, 4601 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, 303-477-1621.
Heritage Square - www.heritagesquare.info, 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden, 303-279-2789.
Cultural Activities -
Dinosaur Ridge - www.dinoridge.org, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 303-697-3466.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science - www.dmns.org,
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, 303-322-7009.
Sweetwater Park Summer Concerts - www.cityoflonetree.com, 8300 ½ Sweetwater Road, Lone Tree.
Colorado College Festival of the Arts -
14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, (719) 389-6011.
Castlewood Canyon - www.parks.state.co.us, Franktown.
Devil’s Head - www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/spl/devils_head.shtml, west of Sedalia in the Rampart Range Recreation area.
Lost Creek Wilderness - www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/lostcreek.html, located in the Pike National Forest south of Bailey.
Red Rocks Park - www.redrocksonline.com, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 303-295-4444.
Rocky Mountain National Park - www.nps.gov/romo/, Estes Park.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison - www.nps.gove/blca/, Gunnison.
Golden Gate State Park - www.parks.state.co.us, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, 303-582-3707.
Mueller State Park - www.parks.state.co.us, Hwy 67 in Divide, (719) 687-2366.
Sporting Events -
Colorado Rockies Baseball - www.coloradorockies.com, 303-ROCKIES. Individual tickets range from $4-$49 and value packs with four tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks, a parking pass, and a program are available for $49.
Colorado Rapids Soccer - www.coloradorapids.com, 303-825-GOAL. Individual tickets range from $10-$25 (all July 4 tickets are $25). There are special promotions, such as family nights (7/21 and 8/12) for $59, and kid’s nights (6/9 and 7/8) where each ticket for children 16 and under is free with a paid adult.
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Baseball - www.skysox.com, 719-597-1449. Individual tickets are available for as little as $2. This is a very family-friendly and a budget-conscious option.
Grand Prix Denver - www.gpdenver.com, August 11-13, Downtown Denver.