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Parking is available in the Eastman Park parking lot. Additional parking is available to the west of Eastman Park by the skate park. The entrance to the river experience is near the Poudre Pooch Park.
Wear a bathing suit, sunscreen and water shoes if you prefer.
We rent single rider tubes for $15/day, seven days a week. Lifejackets are included and required to wear when renting tubes.
There is no lifeguard on duty. Tube at your own risk. If you fall out of your tube, try to swim to your tube if water is calm. In fast moving water, keep your feet up and forward so you are floating down the river feet first and navigate using your hands as paddles. Do not try to get out of the river in swift current; instead swim to the side once the water is calm. If you can’t get to your tube because it is stuck somewhere hard to get, or it floats down river and you can’t find it by walking the river path, put your own safety first and report where you last saw the tube to a Town of Windsor employee.
Kids tubing should be solid swimmers and we require lifejackets. Adults should also wear a lifejacket in order to more easily and safely assist their children if they fall out of their tube.
Ages 12+ can go on the river without an adult. Ages 12 and under must be in the river with a parent or guardian. A waiver needs to be signed by all renters and a parent/guardian needs to sign for those under age 18. When you put safety first, kids are generally grinning after a day of tubing!
Lifejackets are required for all persons when renting a tube from the Town of Windsor.
We do our best to repair tubes that have small leaks and not charge you, but if you shred the tube (which is really hard to do because they are super durable) or if you lose the tube and we can’t recover it then you are responsible to pay us the replacement fee ($40). Sometimes, if someone loses a tube, a “tube angel” downriver will return it to us since our phone number is right on it. We love that and we don’t charge you if it’s returned.
If the Town of Windsor deems the river or weather conditions to be unfavorable or unsafe for tubing, then we will not rent tubes during that time (e.g. thunder and lightening). We cannot be held responsible if the weather changes after you rent a tube from us; you must use good judgment and keep yourself safe!
If you are floating down the river and a sudden storm rolls in with lightening and/or thunder, exit the river and seek shelter nearby.
There is no storage area in a tube. It is best to eat snacks or meals before or after your float. Don’t pollute the water.
You use your hands to paddle and paddling backwards is much easier and more effective. You have to paddle more to get from the side of the river back into the current, versus paddling a little to stay in the current. If you are going around in circles in an eddy, enjoy the ride and paddle hard as you circle back toward the middle of the stream in order to get back into the current.
No. We love dogs and want them to stay safe. Tubes don’t hold dogs well and we don’t have lifejackets for them. Also, dogs tend to panic and scratch the people with them.
No reservations are needed.
No, we do not offer lockers or any type of storage amenities.
Please call the Parks and Recreation Weather Line at 970-674-3530 for updates on game cancelations.
Please contact your individual youth sports coach for status on practices.
The Chimney Park Pool phone number is 970-674-0826. Visit the Chimney Park Pool page for more information.
The Windsor Lake is generally stocked with:
The Division of Wildlife stocks the lake when they have adequate supply in their hatchery. Learn more at the Division of Wildlife website.
The Windsor Lake Trail is 2.25 miles. Get more information about Windsor Trails.
Need your child taken care of during your Rec Center visit? Take advantage of our childcare services in our Kid's Corner!
Childcare costs $3 per child for drop-ins for a maximum of two hours at a time for children 18 months to 7 years old. Childcare is for those using the Rec Center only.
Yes! Non-residents may sign up to participate in all programs and activities offered, at the same price.