Parks & Recreation

Ted Scheske Park is located below Town Hall at 911 Gothic Road. In addition to unparalleled vistas, the park offers such amenities as The Pavilion, two full-size tennis courts, playgrounds, volleyball court, and The Mountain Garden. Let the children run and enjoy our newest addition, The Children's Playground, which has play equipment that is particularly suitable for smaller children.

Approach to the Children's Playground is via a special brick walkway that was the vision of Town Council and members of The Rotary Club of Mt. Crested Butte/Crested Butte. The walkway features engraved bricks that honor or memorialize individuals. You can purchase a brick and have someone you love (or yourself) honored with an engraved brick that will be permanently set in the walkway. To find out more, contact the town hall at 970-349-6632.

Also, located within the park is The Total Fitness Trail. This is a trail that consists of exercise stations which provide equipment and instruction for a series of exercises which make up a complete cardiovascular and toning workout.  If you can complete this course at 9,400 feet - We'll officially say your in great shape!

The Recreational Path

The "Rec" Path is a paved pedestrian/bike path in length that connects the town of Mt. Crested Butte to the town of Crested Butte. The path starts in Crested Butte, winds alongside the east side of Gothic Road surrounded by beautiful pastures, meadows, wetlands, and vistas. The Rec Path winds up to Mt. Crested Butte to the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort and finishes at Winterset. The path also features a series of interpretive plaques that provide information on the geology, history, and biology that surround the path. The plaque series was a Centennial project of the Rotary Club of Mt. Crested Butte/Crested Butte and was presented to the town as a special gift.

The path is owned
and maintained by
the Town of
Mt. Crested Butte.
In the winter, through a mutual agreement with the Crested Butte Nordic Center, the path is groomed for nordic skiing. You can access the path on the north end right at the "Welcome to Mt. Crested Butte" sign and town limit. Access at the Crested Butte end is at the east end of Teocalli Avenue and begins at a foot bridge crossing the Slate River. Enjoy!

The Mountain Wedding Garden

Located in Ted Scheske Park, The Mountain Wedding Garden is a beautiful wildflower garden project that was conceived and sponsored by the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival organization in partnership with the Town of Mt. Crested Butte. The park boasts vistas in all directions that are beyond words. The Mountain Wedding Garden offers a perfect backdrop for weddings or other gatherings. The Garden or the Park Pavilion can be reserved by contacting Town Hall.

For more information on availability, amenities, and rates please contact Mt. Crested Butte Town Hall at 970-349-6632 or visit the Mountain Wedding Garden website.
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