Rickle Park in South Fork

Community Spaces in South Fork

South Fork offers several public outdoor parks and community spaces.

Rickel Park

Rickel Park, situated adjacent to the Rio Grande and Highway 160, offers an exceptional year-round recreational experience. The park features a recently constructed multi-use court, generously funded by the community and the South Fork Friends Foundation. In Summer/Fall months, the court can be used for roller blading, roller skating, and bicycling. The playground, grassy spaces, and picnic area make a great family-friendly pit-stop.

In winter months, the court space at Rickle Park becomes a fantastic skating and hockey rink. A skate shack holds free-to-use hockey and figure skates. Sledding along the edge of the park is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike.

Amenities: Public restrooms • Picnic Tables
Park Dr, South Fork   Google Map

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Brown Memorial Park

This three-acre park is located along the Rio Grande River, north of town where Highway 149 and County Road 15 meet. This is a mostly natural park, with lots of space to stretch your legs and gain access to the river. The space often serves as a start/finish are for races, including the Rio Grande 100, the South Fork Pack Burro Race, and more.

86 Co Rd 15, South Fork   Google Map

South Fork Community Building

The Community Building in South Fork revolves around hosting events like Logger Days, the Pig Roast, and Line Dancing. Throughout the year, this versatile space accommodates a variety of gatherings and activities. Its establishment was made achievable with support from the Chamber of Commerce.   Calendar

254 CO Hwy 149, South Fork    Google Map

Pickleball Courts

The Pickleball Courts are located next to the Community Building, and are most active in the summer and fall, when there are designated days to play pickleball with the community. Learn More

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John L. Graeser Memorial Ball Field

The softball field is also located next to the Community Building. The field is named in honor of one of South Fork's most dedicated community members, John L. Graeser. Weekly pickup softball games happen all summer on Thursday evenings! Check our Calendar of Events for a schedule.

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South Fork Visitor Center

The Visitor Center serves as a central hub of information for activities in the vicinity of the Silver Thread Highway and the broader San Luis Valley area. Guests have experienced its cozy atmosphere, resources, diverse maps, and welcoming staff. While the lobby has specific operating hours, the restroom, water fountain, and ATM are accessible around the clock. Every summer, The Market is held on weekends for the community to support vendors within the San Luis Valley.

Amenities: Public restrooms • Picnic Tables
23 Silver Thread Lane, South Fork   Google Map

Rickel's Arena (Rodeo Grounds)

Rickel’s Arena is most prominent for being the space where the annual “Rockin' the Rio Grande” Rodeo series is held. Events such as open barrels, open bull riding, steer riding, calf riding, ranch bronc riding, breakaway roping, team roping, mutton busting, goat chasing, and calf scrambling occur on a few select days in July.

194 Warton Dr, South Fork   Google Map

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Photo courtesy of Burris & Sons Bucking Bulls

Shaw Creek Rest Area

The Shaw Rest Area is in between Del Norte and South Fork.

Milepost 191.39, 25313 US-160, South Fork   Google Map

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