Residents of Erie are fortunate to live in a community where they are just a short distance from the recreational and city benefits of the Denver and Boulder metro areas. Abundant opportunities for recreation, entertainment, sporting events, employment and cultural activities can be found just minutes away! The I-25 is adjacent to the area, which makes the commute to Denver quick and easy. The Colorado Rocky Mountains are about an hour away, offering spectacular views, fabulous sunsets and plenty of possibilities for skiing, hiking, fishing and camping. Erie residents also benefit from a mild climate, offering warm summers, mild winters, low humidity and approximately 340 days of sunshine a year.
The town of Erie offers many recreational activities, as well as special and seasonal events, for the whole family to enjoy. Parks in and around Erie include Coal Creek Park, which offers baseball and softball diamonds as well as a multi-purpose field, and Arapahoe Ridge Park, which houses a tennis court, clubhouse and outdoor swimming pool. The Weld County Fair happens each summer and offers activities and attractions from a Pet and Doll Parade to a petting zoo. In the fall, families can visit the longest running corn maze and pumpkin patch at Anderson Farms. This tight-knit community facilitates many other community events, so there is always something to be a part of in town!