Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Arbaney Park is located in Basalt, within a quiet residential neighborhood near the confluence of the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Rivers. In addition to being a lovely neighborhood park, there is also much historical significance here including the historic Arbaney Barn and nearby charcoal kilns.

Within the park you’ll find typical amenities including playgrounds, picnic tables, a covered picnic shelter, barbecue pits, restrooms and lots of open grassy space to recreate or relax.

The Arbaney Barn is a historical attraction within the park and has been standing for over 100 years. As early as 1880 farmers and ranches began to arrive in the Basalt area and were soon producing crops, food, cattle, vegetables and hay for themselves and for the miners that began to show up in the valley.

The two story Arbaney Barn had a hay loft on the second floor, with the ground floor being used as either a milking parlor or stalls for livestock. Although the interior of the barn is not open for viewing, it can still be appreciated from the outside.

Lastly, the historic Basalt Kilns are near the park and were constructed in the 1880s to produce charcoal. This charcoal production didn’t last long however, as coal was soon discovered nearby. Be sure to stroll over and check out the kilns.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Nice park. Historic barn and kilns.

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Shelters
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Potable water
Playground
Bicycling

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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