Fort Lupton

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Fort Lupton

Aliases: Pearson Park

The highlight of birding in the Fort Lupton area is Pearson Park, west of town along the South Platte River. Here, underneath the tall cottonwoods north of the baseball diamond, are thickets of Russian-olive and willow that are home to Downy Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, and other typical birds of riverside woods. In spring, look for migrant warblers and thrushes. A patchwork of dirt trails runs through the trees.

County: Weld

Directions: Pearson Park is located on the west side of US 85 in Fort Lupton. Take I-76 east to US 85 and go north. At CO 52/Mineral Rd., head west past the baseball field. Turn north and once past the baseball field, turn east and continue to the parking area.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Observe posted regulations

Parking: Varied
Lodging: Hotels in town

Handicapped: Yes - parking spots at ball field
Handicapped Access: Yes

Latitude: 40.082036
Longitude: -104.821743

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Pearson Park pedestrian bridge over the river
Pearson Park river
Pearson Park river


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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