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Willow Creek Park

Take a stroll in shady Willow Creek Park and enjoy the fine craftsmanship of Colorado's first Civil Works Administration (CWA) project and Lamar's first planned park. Begun in 1933, work on the park continued under the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and completed under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. The project provided employment to hundreds of local men. Explore the various hand-crafted stone structures in the 28-acre park including the Boy Scout Kiva, caretaker's house, outdoor fireplace, small bridge, gates, walls, and "Pike's Tower" located at the mouth of Willow Creek and named for explorer Zebulon Pike, who stopped in the area.

Parkview Avenue & Parkway Drive
LamarCO  81052
(719) 336-2774

Hours of Operation
outdoor site
From US Hwy 50/385 (aka E. Olive Street in Lamar) head south on 4th Street 10 blocks to the end of the street at East Parkway Drive. Turn east (left) and go one block to Parkview Avenue. You are at the north end of the park, near the swimming pool. The park stretches along the east side of Parkview Ave. south to Memorial Drive.
Visitor Services
Picnic Area
National Register Individual Listing
State Register of Historic Places
Travel Tips
Located near the southeast edge of Lamar, Willow Creek Park is bordered by Parkview Avenue to the west, Willow Valley Road to the east, and the Willow Creek Bridge to the south. The Lamar Swimming Pool is located at the north end of Willow Creek Park. Pike's Tower is located at the south end of the park.
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