Parks & Lakes
Ada Park is located South of Broad Street (Highway 60) on Aragon Court.
Avila Park is located of Broad Street (Highway 60) on Grace Avenue, just north of Town Hall.
Fireman's Park is located on Broad Street (Highway 60) next Milliken's Fire Department.
Fitness Park is located on Lilac Street and Rachel Court in the Frank Farms Subdivision. It is one of Milliken's newest parks and the improvements for the park were funded by a grant from the Colorado Lottery through Great Outdoors Colorado.
Florence Park is located on Holly Street between Rachel Avenue and Tamara Avenue, in the middle of Frank Farms Subdivision. with tons of green open space to play in.
HILLSBORO SKATE PARK
Completed in the fall of 2004, Hillsboro Skate Park is one of Milliken's newest parks. The skate park was designed to accommodate skates/roller-blades, skateboards, and bikes (without pegs). This park was partially funded through a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.
Lola Park is located on Forest Street, between Irene and Josephine Avenue. It is Milliken's oldest and most used parks, and plays host to our Annual Beef N' Bean Celebration on the 2nd Saturday in August.
This park is located off of Juneberry and Olive Street in Milliken's residential area.
Sappington Park is located off of Schoolhouse Drive on the west side of Knowledge Quest Academy (KQA)primarily consists of trails, trees, and large open space, which accommodates people of all ages. This park plays host to our Annual Easter Eggstravaganza and has been a great addition to KQA, whose students utilize the large area during recess and physical education activities. Sappington Park was partially funded through a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.
Sign Park is a small park located at the corner of Broad Street and Kathleen Avenue.
Ehrlich Lake is located off of Alice Avenue in the Colony Point Subdivision on Green Street and Saddleback. It has a walking trail that is .9 of a mile long, that encircles the entire lake. The lake is periodically stocked with fish by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and plays host to our Annual Kids Fishing Derby in May.
Centennial Lake is located of of Centennial Drive, South of Highway 60. This lake is located on the east side of town, near the Weld County RE5J School Administration Building and the Milliken Water Works Pool. The lake has a walking trail that is .63 of a mile long and encircles the entire lake. The lake is periodically stocked with fish and funded through a grant by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Frequently Asked Questions about Milliken's Lakes
Why does the water level change throughout the year?
Both Centennial Lake (near the swimming pool) and Ehrlich Lake (in the Colony Point subdivision) are unlined lakes and they are fed by irrigation water. They fill in April when the irrigation ditches began to run, and stay filled up through October, when irrigation water stops. Throughout the winter, the water seeps from the lakes into the ground.
When does the Town fill the lakes with water?
The lakes are filled when the irrigation ditches start to run, usually in the middle of April.
Why is there straw in the lakes?
Over the past few years, the parks maintenance crew has found that barley straw is the best way to control algae in the lakes. We place the straw into the water throughout the spring and summer as needed.
Why are there so many dead fish in the spring?
The dead fish at the lakes are caused by the annual “winter kill”. The amount of fish loss each year is determined by a number of factors including the depth of the ice and how low the water level gets. This fish loss is normal. We work closely with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to ensure that any episode of fish kill is minimal and related to winter kill only.
When do you stock the lakes with fish?
The lakes are stocked by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Typically, they come out once in the spring and once in the fall to determine whether or not they will stock fish in the lakes.
Why are there so many weeds in Centennial Lake (near the swimming pool?)
Centennial Lake has a weed called “Eurasian Millfoil” growing in it. This is a noxious weed, and we have been working with the Weld County Weed Division to get control of this plant. We have started to have some success with a variety of different herbicides. We work closely with the Division of Wildlife to ensure that all the herbicides that we use are safe for the fish and other aquatic plants in the lakes.
Do I need a fishing license to fish? What is the limit on fish at the lakes?
The lakes in Milliken are part of the Colorado Division of Wildlife system, and are patrolled accordingly. For more information on fishing regulations throughout the State of Colorado, please visit the Division of Wildlife .