Lake Loveland was one of my favorite spots when I lived in Loveland and the kids were small. What a great place for the kids, or ditch the kids and enjoy it yourself.

The Lake Lovleand swim beach, located at 2626 North Taft Avenue, will be open through September. Normal operating hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. everyday of the week. During late August and into September though the swim beach is normally only open on weekends and closed during the week, typically when school starts back up. The swim beach is also closed on July 3 and July 4 to prepare for the big fireworks show.

If you run a day care, or have a group of over 10, advance notice is required, so please call (970) 962-2445 to let them know you are bringing a large group of kids. Concessions are also available and if you aren't into the swim beach, the park offers many things to do with the family including picnic areas and even train rides.

Please keep in mind that since the Lake Lovleand Swim beach is an outdoor facility, run by mother nature, the area may be closed due to weather, staffing issues or levels at the lake. So before you head out, it's wise to call the Parks and Rec office at (970) 962-2727 to make sure the swim beach is open.

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