Town of Avon
For Immediate Release | May 25, 2018

Nottingham Park is Ready for Summer!

Open water swim lanes added, off-leash dog area expanded

Avon, CO – Summer is here and Harry A. Nottingham Park is open for all your recreation needs. A few changes to parking and park rules are worth noting.
All-day parking for the park is available by the tennis courts at Avon Elementary School, and in the Avon Town Hall east and west parking lots at 1 Lake Street. For short park excursions, there will be a drop off and loading zone and 2-hour parking at the Nottingham Beach parking lot off of West Beaver Creek Boulevard.
The Avon Recreation Department is excited to announce a new 50-meter open water swim lane in Nottingham Lake this year. The swim lane will be marked with buoys and will extend east/west just outside the swim area boundaries. Swimmers are welcome to use this area between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. No lifeguard will be on duty at Nottingham Lake.
Additionally, the Town of Avon will pilot a new off-leash dog program this summer in Nottingham park. The program highlights an expansion of the current off-leash area to include the entire upper grass field, sediment pond area and grass area on the north side from the fishing pier to the bike path. Water access for canines is permitted in these areas.  Hours and days for the program will remain the same as past years, 6:00 a.m.  to 9:00 a.m. daily.

Some guidelines to help ensure program success include:
  • All dogs must be under strict voice command
  • Dog to dog conflicts, and certainly dog to human conflicts will not be tolerated
  • Dog owners must clean up all dog waste 
  • Dogs may not interfere or interrupt park wildlife

For questions regarding parking and mobility, please contact the Mobility Department at (970) 748-4120. For parks and recreation questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (970) 748-4060.

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