Existing Parks, Trails and Recreation Facilities
Town of Norwood Park
Nestled just south of Town Hall, the Town Park is a jewel for the people of Norwood. The Town Park contains several community amenities including playground equipment, swings, tetherball, basketball courts, and a skate park. Also present are restroom facilities and designated gathering spaces around picnic tables and benches. There is one particularly large picnic area under a shade structure. Currently, the park is undergoing construction of Phase II with hopes to build a BMX bike track and a regulation softball field.
Norwood School District Facilities
The Norwood Schools are located on the northwest side of town, adjacent to the County Fairgrounds. Their indoor recreation facilities include a newer all-purpose gym, an older basketball gym and a wresting room. Outdoors they have a non-regulation baseball field, a football field with bleachers and an updated press box, and a playground area with swings.
San Miguel County Fairgrounds
Located on the northwest edge of Norwood, adjacent to the schools, the San Miguel County Fairgrounds is funded and maintained by the County. The two main events hosted by the fairgrounds are a CPRA Rodeo and Carnival (including 4‐H), and Horse Races. Besides these two large scale events held mid‐summer every year, the fairgrounds are used mostly by community clubs. At the park area on the north end of the fairgrounds, amenities include playground equipment, two youth ball fields for baseball or softball, bleachers, some gathering areas, and restroom facilities.
Dan Nobel State Wildlife Area
Owned and maintained by the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) the Dan Nobel State Wildlife Area covers 2,192 acres. It offers recreational opportunities on the Miramonte Reservoir as well as on the land surrounding it. Activities include fishing, power boating, sail surfing, waterskiing, hunting, camping and wildlife viewing. The facilities here include a dump station, restrooms, boat ramps, shelters and a well with potable water.
Dry Creek Basin State Wildlife Area
The Dry Creek Basin State Wildlife Area is also owned and maintained by the Colorado DOW and spans 12,789 acres in the west‐central portion of the District. Here recreation opportunities include hunting, picnicking, hiking and wildlife viewing. There are no facilities at this SWA.
BLM Recreation Sites
These specially designated recreation sites along the San Miguel River Corridor all include facilities and other site amenities. All of these sites are located off Highway 145.
Beaver Creek – A day use area with boat launch, one hole restroom, picnic tables, cabanas, grills, changing room area, gravel parking area and a single panel kiosk.
Lower Beaver Creek – A camping area with RV sites and tent sites; also, a boat launch, two hole restroom, picnic tables, grills, gravel parking area and a three panel kiosk.
Specie Creek – A day use area with boat launch, two hole restroom, picnic tables, cabanas, grills, gravel parking area, and two single panel kiosks.
Norwood Cabin – The site is used for educational classes. It includes a cabin, two-hole restroom, picnic tables, single panel kiosk, gravel parking area, and cabana. A single panel CPW kiosk is also present.