Nestled up against the Arkansas River in a beautiful treed setting, Riverside Park is located in the heart of downtown Salida by Sackett Avenue and F, E and D streets.
Stroll through the park on one of the paths, attend a performance at the band shell, hold a wedding reception, climb on the bouldering wall, or sit down near the river at one of the picnic tables and hold a family picnic. Riverside Park is one of the most popular parks to rent in Salida; accordingly, numerous public and private events are held each year at this park. Amenities include a band shell for live music or stage performances; a bouldering wall; restrooms (located on the side of the Scout Hut); several picnic tables and trash cans; a NEW playground and concrete walkways. The Scout Hut is also located in Riverside Park. Parking is available on the streets surrounding and adjacent to the Scout Hut (be aware of two hour time parking limits in downtown Salida) and by the F Street Cul de Sac.
Riverside Park is home to our Thursdays@6 Summer Concert Series. Click here for a full music calendar, as well as band and sponsor information.
Park Rental Information: Rental rates for Riverside Park are $50 for 4 hours or $100 for the day. Renters must also submit a $150 damage deposit on a separate check. This check will either be returned to you or destroyed (your choice) after your rental if there has been no damage to the park during your event.
Electricity use at Riverside Park is a $10 extra fee. For electricity inside the Riverside Park band shell, please pick up the stage door key from the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center BEFORE the event and return it there afterwards. Please call ahead at (719) 539-6738 to arrange for pick-up. Damage deposit will be kept if key is not returned.
Please note: Dogs are not allowed in any Salida park with the exception of the Loyal Duke’s Dog Park, which is located on Holman Avenue. Alcohol is not allowed in Salida parks without a liquor permit, which is only granted to 501c3 organizations. Smoking is not allowed in any of Salida’s parks or trails. For more information on park rules and regulations, please refer to the park rental application forms.
The playground officially opened October 28, 2016 with a Grand Opening Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting by Mayor LiVecchi and community party.