Skies, 1520 Mountain Drive
11 acre park was designed around a flight timeline with themed images
found throughout the park. The name Blue Skies is a common airline pilot phrase and was suggested for a park name since the Longmont Municipal Airport is nearby. Designed by Winston Associates in 2004-2005, the park was constructed by ECI Site Construction Management in 2005-2006. The park was opened to the public in 2006.
Find the interpretive sign near the parking lot and playground. The pterodactyl plaza (early in time) with boulder "eggs"
- is found at the east end of the park. Travel through time as you walk west. Sandblasted
images in stone pavers include: a meadowlark, dragonfly and monarch
butterfly, a Chinese dragon, Leonardo DiVinci's flying machines and unique
signature, the Wright Brothers bi-plane, Amelia Earhart's plane, a Sci-Fi
rocket. Also found are gardens developed around the Bird and Butterfly and
DiVinci images, and a skate park created to resemble some of the elements
of the Amelia Earhart plane, X-15 and 747 plazas and a rocket ship climber
in the playground.
The park also offers two reservable shelters (shelter reservations). Please note; for all 2010 shelter reservations the fee will be $35.00 for resident and $44.00 for non-resident
The eastern shelter is
16' square. Nearby is the bird and butterfly garden
and a sand volleyball court.
- The western shelter is 20'x24' and is located adjacent to the playground (exclusive use is not available at this shelter).
The park is located along Dry Creek #1 in southwestern Longmont. A future community park will be built north of Blue Skies park. Blue Mountain Elementary School is north of the park.
Dogs allowed on leash in the park - there is also an enclosed off-leash area at this site. Please pick
up after your pet.
Small shelter ( 2 picnic tables (1- handicapped accessible) and grill)
Large shelter at the playground (4
picnic tables - 1 handicap accessible).
separated playground with 3 play bays.
Parking Lot - 25
spaces (as well as on-street parking. (Please park on the north
side of Turin Drive or the east side of Mountain Drive and be courteous to neighbors!)
roller hockey court
size basketball court
- Sand volleyball
Skate / Teen activity area
Dog exercise area
garden sitting area
and Butterfly garden sitting area
tables in open turf areas (east and west ends of the park)
Connection to Dry Creek Greenway
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