Herron Park is located on the east side of town and is a favorite of locals and visitors alike, especially those with children. A small flow of the Roaring Fork River is diverted to trickle through the park giving children a mild, shallow water area to play. Large boulders make for great climbing and little islands give parents a place to watch from. The park also boasts two swing sets, one with a traditional rubber “U” for seats and one with the buckets perfect for toddlers. A giant playset is also in the mix with a slide, bridges, ladders, and more. Herron Park also has three picnic tables and multiple benches for picnics and gatherings. The Rio Grande trail begins in Herron Park so runners, bikers, and walkers often make their way through it.