Ben Lomand Mountain serves as a gorgeous backdrop to the picturesque 36 acre park. With the New Santa Fe Regional Trail running through the lakes recreation area it provide miles of hiking and biking trails. Many festivities and events take place around the lake and offers a trail that circles the lake with benches, a gazebo with picnic tables, playground, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, restrooms and a 18-hole disc golf course. Two docks make it easy to put your paddleboards or non-motorized craft in the water. The only Tri-Lakes half marathon and 10K takes place in May along with the Palmer Lake Glow Run, a Kids Fishing Derby in June, the Forth or July Fireworks celebration and the Winterfest in the colder months with ice skating.