Since 1992 the Yampa River Botanic Park has grown from a flat, horse pasture into a six acre gem of over 50 gardens with ponds, benches and sculptures. It is one of the jewels of Northwest Colorado and one of several public gardens in the state.
Each garden is in a unique setting with its own slope, sun exposure, soil chemistry, trees and shrubs which determine what will grow. Every garden has a different focus allowing everyone to find something which will complement their home garden.
The Park is free and open to the public May to October. It serves as a “place of serenity”, as a venue for a summer music festival and theater festival, as a site for weddings and similar events, and a resource for individuals.