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Optimist Park

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  1. Barbecue Grills
  2. Basketball Court
  3. Dog Run
  4. Picnic Tables
  5. Playground / Children's Play Area
  6. Soccer Fields
About the Park
Optimist Park is located between West Garfield and Spruce streets. It contains two picnic shelters (one of which has restrooms attached), a basketball court, playground, and a soccer field.

Rental Information
To reserve a picnic area or field, please review our park facility reservation information page and complete a Comprehensive Facility Reservation Form.

Current Status of Dog Park

A portion of the Large Dog Area at the Optimist Dog Park Closed

A portion of the Large Dog Friendly Off Leash Area is closed until June 25, 2014 for re-seeding due to current impacts to the vegetation, under the authority of LMC 12.48.010.  Parks staff requests that the public does not cross the construction fencing to allow for the seeding to germinate and become established, protecting this great community amenity. 

Access to fenced large dog friendly off leash area will remain at the entrance, as well as, temporary access from Spruce Street through the service gate until June 25, 2014. The small dog friendly off leash area at Optimist Park will remain open for use of both large and small dogs as well as the eastern portion of the large dog friendly off leash area.  In addition, the dog friendly off leash area at Aragon located north of the Aragon Softball Complex near 22nd and Harney will remain open.



On behalf of the City of Laramie, thank you for your patience through the re-seeding process and please feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Director, Paul Harrison at 307-721-5260, or the Parks Manager, David Schott at 307-721-5264, with any question or concerns.

City Hall: 406 Ivinson Ave.   |   Laramie, WY 82070   |   Ph: (307) 721-5200   |   Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm