Every Day is an Adventure


What’s in a name? A lot. Especially for those early settlers who saw the high plains kiss right up against the Rockies. Loveland. (How fitting.) Today, people have the same affinity to a city that’s in love with fun and feels like an open-air museum boasting more than 300 public works of art. A city that provides quick access to neighboring Fort Collins, picturesque golf courses, and Frank Farm Park which has two acres of family fun, complete with a picnic area, trails, and a playground ready for the neighborhood children. What’s not to love.


Loveland is a haven for art enthusiasts. The first city to pass an Art in Public Places ordinance, Loveland is home to more than 300 public works of art. Best known for its sculpture gardens and foundaries, Loveland also boasts a rich variety of downtown art galleries. The performing arts thrive in Loveland with a variety of theatrical productions and concerts at the historic downtown Rialto Theater.


Embrace the beauty of nature. The City of Loveland protects its natural resources. More than 30 parks support a variety of outdoor activities and sports, from jogging and boating, baseball and soccer, to camping and fishing. Devils Backbone is a popular choice for hiking, biking, trail running or enjoying the picturesque scenery. Boyd Lake State Park offers campsites, a beach, spectacular views of the mountains and allows paddle boards, jet skis and motorized boats. Nearby Loveland, Sports Park offers facilities for basketball, soccer, lacrosse, inline hockey and sand volleyball as well as a skate park.


Golf with a refreshing view of the nearby mountain peaks never hurts. Loveland has three courses, each with a distinctive personality and unique challenges. Award-winning Mariana Butte Golf Course features holes bordering the Big Thompson River. While the par 3, 9-hole Cattail Creek course is a favorite with beginning golfers, its water features will challenge those at any level. And finally, The Olde Course at Loveland is known as the “Grande Dame” of golf, with ponds throughout the course and an island green on the 14th hole.


There are plenty of activities to enjoy as a couple or family. The Hatfield Chilson Recreation/Senior Center, The Ranch Events Complex, Fairgrounds Park and the Loveland Museum and Gallery have plenty to keep all ages busy throughout the year. The Budweiser Events Center (BEC) seats up to 7,200 people and is home to the Colorado Eagles (ECHL Hockey League), the Colorado ICE (an indoor Football League), and hosts national entertainment such as Cirque de Soleil, Disney on Ice, Martina McBride and the Harlem Globetrotters. The Event Center is part of The Ranch fairground complex: a 374,000 square foot campus that includes two livestock pavilions and regular agricultural shows and programming.


The Thompson School District (TSD) R2-J in Loveland, Colorado, is the 16th largest school district in the State of Colorado, encompasses 362 square miles, and is the largest employer in Loveland. TSD is a pre-K through 12th grade district with 13 early childhood centers, 20 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 5 high schools and 2 charter schools. Currently, 16,226 students are enrolled in the district that includes the cities of Loveland and Berthoud, southern parts of Larimer, Weld and Boulder counties. A wide variety of educational options are available: International Baccalaureate (IB) and pre-IB programs; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM) focus; Core Knowledge programs; Loveland Integrated School of Arts (LISA); and Advanced Placement programs.

There is no shortage of things to do in Loveland or around Centerra, and The Lakes at Centerra is truly at the center of it all. A multifaceted set of activities for your multifaceted life are just minutes away. Convenient access to nearby amenities makes The Lakes at Centerra a great place to call home.