Things To Do In Denver On A Snow/Rainy Day

May 18, 2011 1:51 AM

The Central Park Recreation Center at Stapleton on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

When the forecast calls for bitterly cold temperatures, whipping winds, measurable snow or rainfall, you may be asking yourself, how can I turn a cold, blustery day into one packed full of fun?
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Arapahoe Library District (credit: CBS)

Visited The Library Lately?

Let’s start with the obvious: What’s more satisfying than staying inside and savoring a good book by the fire while the world outside wrestles with Mother Nature?

True, in the age of the Kindle and Nook there are lots of options, but why not check out a great resource that’s been around for a long time?

Before the storm comes, head over to your local library branch. They’ve got everything from the latest bestsellers to literary classics. And the best part? You can pick a CD to play in the background and grab a video for the kids.

Need information about how to get a library card?

In Denver:

Jefferson County:

Arapahoe County:

Douglas County:

Boulder County:

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The Central Park Recreation Center at Stapleton on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Missing Those Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer?

Live anywhere near Stapleton? What better way to forget about the cold and snow or rain than to go swimming?

On a snowy day in 2011 CBS4’s Kathy Walsh profiled Central Park Recreation Center in Stapleton — which features a great pool and other activities for the whole family. Visit the rec center’s website.

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IMAX at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (credit: CBS)

Bigger is Better

Looking to get away from the rain or snow in a big way? The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, located at 2001 Colorado Boulevard, features IMAX presentations that will transport you to another world.

For information on what’s currently playing, tickets and showtimes, visit

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The Great Outdoors Near You

Are you the kind of person who actually likes it outdoors when it’s not sunny and the skies aren’t Colorado blue? With more parks per capita than anywhere in America, get the neighbors, head to a park in your neighborhood and build a snowman, snow fort or go for a jog. New in town, or just not sure where a park is near you is located? No problem! Head over to the Denver Parks and Recreation website —

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Want to Go Sledding?

If you live for winter and can’t imagine not being out enjoying the Colorado outdoors, here’s a thought. While we’ve all heard of Ruby Hill for sledding — and it’s great — check out a website we found called Colorado Sled Riding Hills ( This website profiles 22 different sledding hills in the Denver metro area and the high country. These great sledding areas have been submitted by your friends and neighbors, and the site breaks them down by slope grade, length, available parking and accessibility.

Rounding Out a Perfect Day

After a fun snowy or rainy day, why not let someone else do the cooking? And if the idea of going out isn’t appealing, lots of places deliver.

But what do you do if place doesn’t? Well, Menunu just might have you covered.

From sushi to burgers, Menunu delivers from over 50 area restaurants right to your home. They are a third party service that can arrange deliveries of any type and size.

For information on how to order, check out their website or call (303) 534-TOGO (8646).

– by Scott Smith for