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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Nottingham Lake & Beach are Open!

Sunset over Nottingham Lake

Nottingham Lake & Beach are Open!

From paddleboarding to outdoor fitness classes, Nottingham Park is ready for Summer 2021!

The Town of Avon is excited to announce the opening of Nottingham Lake and Beach for the 2021 summer season! Nottingham Park is always a prominent gathering place for both everyday enjoyment and outdoor recreation opportunities. Eagle County’s Public Health Order was lifted beginning Wednesday, May 19th, paving the way for a full schedule of events and programs in the park!

Nottingham Lake opens for swimming on Thursday, May 26th with SUP and pedal boat rentals available through SUP Colorado on the north shore of Nottingham Beach. Guests are welcome to bring their own boats or paddleboards. Non-motorized vessels less than 16 feet are allowed, and PFDs are required for all passengers. Please launch in the designated areas adjacent to the docks on the north and south sides of the lake.

This summer will be filled with our signature recreation programs! Drop-In Open Water Swim return on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. starting June 10th and our Dunk-N-Dash race duathlon series will return on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. beginning June 28th. Our family Father’s Day race, the Daddy’s Girl Tu-Tu 2K, is scheduled for Sunday, June 20th. Lastly, hundreds of athletes will assemble at the beach for the Colorado Swimming Open Water Swim Championships on August 14th and 15th.

Outdoor fitness offerings begin in June with spin, yoga and HIIT classes in the mix. The Nottingham Park Fit Court will be utilized for some classes but remains available for everyday use! Take your pick of activities in the park whether it is at the beach, on our paved walking and biking paths, on our playground or at the basketball, volleyball, tennis or pickleball courts.

The Nottingham Park restrooms are open for the season during park operating hours. Picnic reservations are available for groups of 50 or less, and the barbecue grills and picnic shelters are ready and available for public use. The public is reminded that Nottingham Park grills may not be used during Stage 2 fire restrictions or a Red Flag Warning.

Open containers and public consumption of alcohol (aka BYOB) is permitted at Harry A. Nottingham Park and in Avon's Pocket Parks (Eaglebend Pocket Park, O’Neal Spur Pocket Park and Wildridge Pocket Park) between 11:30 a.m. and until 30 minutes after dusk. Glass and Glass Bottles are not permitted. The Avon Town Council urges responsible consumption and is committed to maintaining a family friendly atmosphere in our public areas. Open containers will not be allowed in event areas that sell alcohol on event days and staff will provide ample public notification and information prior to events and through event signage, perimeter designation and security.  

Nottingham Park is the crown-jewel of Avon, and we are thrilled to return to a normal schedule of events and recreational park activities!

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