Waneka Lake Park

Waneka Lake Park

With a small lake offering paddle boats, fishing, and trails for bird-watching and jogs, this tree-dotted Park has something for everyone.

The City offers paddleboat and canoe rentals at the Waneka Lake Boathouse during summer, and you can test your balance on a standup paddleboard year-round. Only watercraft rented from the boathouse are allowed on the lake. See more.


Bring the kids and teach them how to fish, or simply enjoy fishing for rainbow trout at Waneka Lake. While this small lake prohibits swimming and private boats, you can rent paddle boats or test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard in the summer, while fishing is permitted all year round.

The 147-acre park includes a 1.2-mile fitness trail, restrooms, drinking fountains, and two park shelters. Visitors can also enjoy the playground and picnic areas.

Paddle Boating

Whether you’re looking to test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard or cruise the lake in a dragon, pirate ship, pelican, pink flamingo, or swan-shaped paddle boat, Waneka Lake Park is full of opportunities for family fun year-round. Visitors can rent paddle boats and canoes from the boathouse, or bring their own personal vessels.

The 147-acre tree-dotted Park is also home to fishing, jogging trails, and bird-watching, which focuses on local raptor species. Those who enjoy kayaking can take advantage of a 1.2-mile fitness trail, which completely encircles the small lake. More about Federal Heights here.


A 1.2-mile fitness trail, paddle boat rentals, and fishing opportunities highlight the 147-acre Waneka Lake Park. This tree-dotted park also offers a playground and two park shelters that can be rented.

The wide, soft-surface Waneka Lake Trail is accessible for walking and running with 10 different fitness stations dotted along the loop. The trail connects to Powerline Trail, Thomas Open Space, and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve and is a good option for families with kids or those who want to get in a quick workout.

The Waneka Lake Park Boathouse rents paddle boats and canoes on an hourly basis throughout the summer. The park also provides a playground and picnic areas with tables, grills, drinking fountains, and restrooms. The park also features Eco-Cycle bins.


The 147-acre Waneka Lake Park offers fishing, paddle boating, and a 1.2-mile fitness trail. This tree-dotted park also hosts events throughout the year.

In winter, ducks and geese flock to the lake and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve at the park. The pond at the park is also a great place to see Common Loons and Pied-billed Grebes.

Boulder County Audubon will have a booth and offer short bird walks during this event. This is a great opportunity to connect with local bird species and learn about the role birds play in our lives.

Disc Golf

In summer 2014 the City of Lafayette introduced a new disc golf course at Waneka Lake Park. An initial nine holes were opened on the east side of the Lake with an additional west 9 planned for 2015.

The tree-dotted Park offers many opportunities for recreation. The 147-acre Lake is a popular destination for fishing and paddle boating. A 1.2-mile fitness trail and a bird-watching area attract visitors who want to exercise or enjoy the sights of local wildlife.

There is even a playground to entertain the kids on those hot Colorado summer days. Shade is provided by large trees and the playground features include a lake cabin-themed play structure, curved climbing structures, a triple wavy slide, and a standing seesaw. All are welcome to play. Check our next area of interest here.


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