Dirty Woman Park in Monument

We went to Dirty Woman Park in Monument for the first time a few weeks ago and had a great time.  Don’t let the name scare you off – it’s apparently named after a woman who lived on the land with particularly unsanitary lifestyle, including pigs in her house!  You can read a little bit more about the history of this woman in this Gazette article.

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The park features a small playground…

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A basketball court – and sand volleyball, too…

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Picnic pavilions and large playfields…

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And a creek, which is much more attractive to my bigger kids than a playground these days!

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I told my friend that creeks are Colorado’s waterparks and pool, because we certainly don’t have many of those but my kids don’t know the difference!  The concept of spending all summer at a pool would shock my kids. :)

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We really liked this park, and we’ll definitely be back!  The address for Dirty Woman Park is 17575 Mitchell Rd. in Monument.

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  1. I love this park feature you are doing!!

    • Thanks! I hope I can keep it up! I’ve been thinking of doing one for a couple of years and never got it together. I’m not sure if I have it together better this year but I decided to just do whatever I can and hope that even a few posts in the “series” is better than nothing! :)

  2. Thanks for these park reviews- I love finding new great parks and haven’t heard about this one.

  3. Wonderful area! and I love the park also. I’ve seen a new subdivision coming up right over by. Does anyone know the builder that’s going to be building there? Would love to purchase over there.

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