Mountain Mayhem: Picnics in the park |

Mountain Mayhem: Picnics in the park

When bars, restaurants and other gathering areas closed due to COVID-19 this spring, city parks soon become the most sought-after spaces. Fresh air, open settings, great views all chocked up to a nice alternative to being home and inside. There are more than 30 parks in the Aspen area, ranging from pocket-sized like Tot Lot Park on the Aspen Golf Course to vast expanses like Wagner Park and Rio Grande Park with their flat fields. Playgrounds currently remain closed, though parks still offer a safe place to enjoy the outdoors and exercise while maintaining social distance. We’re more grateful than ever for our green space and the chance to spend time at these public spaces with the changing of the seasons. For a list of Aspen parks, visit

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