Got a little thrill seeker at home? Burn off some of their energy and totally wow them by spending a late fall afternoon whizzing down one of these local slides.
Christy Schaefer, a mother of three from Erie and founder of the family activity blog SlidesandSunshine.com, asked her kids to share their favorite slide rides near Denver. They suggest:
- For a breathtakingly high playground slide, visit the children’s play area at Denver Premium Outlets in Thornton. premiumoutlets.com/outlet/denver
- For cool slides and an Instagram-worthy location, head to Paco Sanchez Park in the Riverside neighborhood. The steep and fast concrete slide and the twisty slide within the vintage microphone structure are kid favorites.
- For the best slide to glide down with a friend, hit the wide slide at Fairmount Park in Golden.
Most Epic Height
Twin Silo Park in Fort Collins wins this honor. Between two 48-foot-tall silos, a tall and twisty slide takes kids from the top two-thirds of one silo down to the bottom of the second silo. As if that was not amazing enough, the slide has a motion sensor to trigger lights and sounds as you sail to the bottom. Truly epic! fcgov.com/parkplanning/twin-silo
Indoor Slides Galore
If the weather is cold and wet, head to the world’s first indoor slide park, Slick City, which opened in Lakewood over the summer. The 40,000-square-foot facility features slides reaching heights up to 25 feet tall—a daredevil’s dream. Kids can zoom down the race slide with up to four of their friends, get dizzy going down the bowl slide, or be propelled into a foam pit after gliding down the launch slide. slickcity.com/denverwest