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8 Amazing Ways to Get Active in Greeley, CO

Both gym rats and outdoor enthusiasts can find ways to get moving in Greeley.

By Jessica Walker Boehm on April 4, 2016

Highland Hills Golf Course in Greeley, CO
Greeley / City of Greeley

Greeley residents can work on their fitness no matter the season, thanks to a healthy mixture of indoor and outdoor opportunities. From yoga studios and gyms to community parks and golf courses, there are plenty of active options to suit every interest.

1. Family FunPlex

Located in Greeley’s Twin Rivers Community Park, the Family FunPlex is the perfect place for the whole family to get active. It includes an indoor water park, a fitness center, full-size gymnasium, an 18-hole miniature golf course and other amenities, and it’s adjacent to a softball complex, a sensory playground and trails.

2. Greeley Ice Haus

The Greeley Ice Haus, an indoor ice arena, encourages locals to get moving with public skate sessions, including cosmic skating – complete with multi-colored lights and fun music – on Friday and Saturday nights. The facility also hosts public ice hockey events, adult hockey leagues and tournaments, youth hockey leagues, hockey camps and clinics, figure skating, and skating lessons for students age 3 and older.

3. Greeley Recreation Center

The 105,000-square-foot Greeley Recreation Center has a fitness facility, racquetball courts, a 25-yard indoor swimming pool, a rock climbing wall and two gymnasiums. Childcare is available Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and the center offers community programming for kids and adults throughout the year.

4. Yoga studio and gyms

Local yoga studios include Sacred Space Yoga and Bikram Yoga Greeley, and area gyms are Work Out West, Greeley Health & Fitness, Inspire Fitness, The Conditioning Spa Gym and Fitness Facility, NoCo Fitness, Phoenix Training Studios, CrossFit Helix and Double Diamond CrossFit.

5. Golf courses

Grab your clubs and check out Greeley’s three golf courses. Boomerang Links and Highland Hills are both public, 18-hole courses that include driving ranges, while the Greeley Country Club is a private facility that requires players to have a membership before playing their 18-hole course. The country club also includes a clubhouse, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a splash park and wading pool for toddlers, five tennis courts, two pickleball courts and two racquetball courts.

6. Parks

Greeley lays claim to more than 30 parks within its city limits, each one offering a mix of amenities like playgrounds, skate parks, walking paths, playing fields and basketball courts. One of the city’s most popular parks is Bittersweet Park, which has a large body of water and a concrete walking path stretching just over a mile. Other favorite destinations are Glenmere Park, Sanborn Park and the 145-acre Island Grove Regional Park.

7. Poudre River Trail

One of the most beautiful places to enjoy the great outdoors in Greeley, the Poudre River Trail is ideal for activities such as walking, biking and rollerblading. The wide, paved trail covers 21 miles and stretches from Greeley’s Island Grove Regional Park to Colorado Highway 392 in Windsor.

8. Pawnee National Grassland

Situated just outside of Greeley in the town of Grover and covering 193,000 acres, Pawnee National Grassland is the perfect place for those looking to enjoy Colorado’s natural prairie landscape. The grassland is especially popular for birding as it is home to more than 300 bird species – including the lark bunting, which is Colorado’s state bird. Visitors can also go hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing.

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