Family-Oriented-Fun, that is our motto! Our families have visited from time to time, and there is nothing better than going places where young and seniors alike can join in on the adventure. We are asked all the time where families can go for a good and engaging time - well check these out! All have been tried, some multiple times, and we can say that there is plenty of variety around these parts to engage anyone. Have fun and let us know what you experienced so that others will have a great idea on what to expect. Enjoy!
The Penny Arcade
Speaking of Family-Oriented-Fun, I feel like I've gone back to my childhood when I go here. There are games that I played when I was a kid, and probably when you were a kid too. It is an amazing collection of antique games that is probably unlike anything you will ever see across America. I go and stay for hours, collect my little red tickets, and trade my treasures for goodies at the counter. It is fun, entertaining, historic and if you don;t come out of there with a smile on your face - well, you missed something. Great fun for the youngest and oldest in your family!! http://www.manitouspringspennyarcade.com/
The Pike Peak YMCA operates the Memorial Park Recreation Center (indoor pool), fitness room, social/play room; swimming lessons. (Best access off S. Union Blvd. just south of E. Pikes Peak Ave.) I particularly enjoy Prospect Lake which has a swimming beach, boating (motorized and non-motorized), two fishing areas (one wheelchair accessible fishing dock). I run around the lake to get in my weekend exercise and get to enjoy the sights and sounds along the way!
There is the Velodrome: bicycle racing track, roller skate racing track, the Sports Center: Parks and Recreation's Sports Division Administrative Office; three baseball/softball fields, 15 football/soccer fields, 12 tennis courts with Tennis Center. Other facilities: picnicking, large-group picnic area (by reservation), bicycle criterium, horseshoe courts, multi-play court, three playgrounds (including Phil Long/Denver Broncos Community Playground with ADA accessibility), restrooms, public telephones, vending machines, concessions.
The Prospect Lake Fitness Trail is approximately 1.25 miles, and also has the Criterium Trail: .6 miles, perimeter jogging trail: 2.2 miles all on 196.1 acres.