When Infinity Park opened up the gates in 2007, Glendale, Colorado quickly transformed into RugbyTown, USA, but rugby is far from the only thing that happens at Infinity Park and the City of Glendale. If you happen to pass the turf field located just south of the stadium, you’ll see more than a handful of people getting some use out of it on any given day.
Everyone comes to Infinity Park to play rugby, but a ton of people also use the turf field for football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, cricket, lacrosse, fitness camps, kickball, and field hockey. From 2014 to 2019, Infinity Park’s turf field was rented out 3,142 times to 183 different groups. The field was used for 9,635 hours over the course of those six years, and that doesn’t even count the number of times people drop in to play catch, run sprints, or use the turf field any other way.
While Infinity Park is the crown jewel of Glendale, it is not the only park that calls the small city home. It’s uncommon for a city as small as Glendale to have such great park space, but it something that the City of Glendale is extremely proud of. It’s not the best-kept secret either.
While several people rent out the turf field at Infinity Park for practices, games, and other activities, Mir Park, located just over a mile north of Infinity Park, is no stranger to hosting activities throughout the year as well. Unlike Infinity Park – which is rented year-round – Mir Park is only rented around seven months out of the year depending on the weather. It is not rented out during the winter months. During the months its available, Mir Park is a popular place to play rugby, soccer, volleyball, run fitness camps, and have picnics. From 2014 to 2019, 149 different groups have held 321 events at Mir Park.
Believe it or not, Mir Park is the park that gets used the third-most out of the three main parks that Glendale has to offer. Ahead of Mir Park is Creekside Park, which bumps right up to the north side of Cherry Creek, is located just under a mile to the north of Infinity Park and half a mile to the west of Mir Park. Like Mir Park, Creekside Park is not rented in the winter months, but that doesn’t stop people from making the most out of their time at Creekside Park during the nicer months. 323 groups held 799 events at Creekside Park during the same six-year period between 2014 to 2019. Teams looking to play rugby, football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, lacrosse, run fitness camps, play kickball, field hockey, or enjoy a picnic in the park have all used Creekside Park to get their exercise and enjoy some time outdoors.
Rugby is a big part of what Glendale is, but it’s not the only thing that the city has to offer. In total, 655 groups have rented out Infinity, Mir, and Creekside Parks 4,262 times from 2014 through 2019. The next time your lacrosse team is looking for a place to practice, your dance class wants to have a session outdoors, or you want to have a picnic to celebrate a birthday, Glendale has several different parks that would be perfect for your day at the park.