There are more than 50 parks in the Farmington area, giving residents many opportunities for recreation and outdoor enjoyment. Many of these parks have handicap-accessible facilities, including those with accessible swimming pools and playgrounds. In addition to parks with standard amenities like walking trails and picnic areas, many Farmington's parks have special features, including dog park areas and sports facilities. For example, Northeast Recreation Area in the Lions Wilderness has a Frisbee golf course, while Brookside park has both swimming facilities and a skate park. So no matter what you like to do in the outdoors, you are likely to find something at a Farmington park.
The Farmington Indian
Well before white settlement established what is now known as Farmington, this land was inhabited by native peoples. As early as the seventh century, the Anasazi people were building developments that still partially stand. These people were followed by Navajo, Apache, and Ute people, who inhabited this land for centuries before white settlers forced them out. Today, the memory of these people and their living descendants are honored at the Farmington Indian Center, a community space that is open to the public for regular education and special events like pow-wows, pageants, festivals, and arts showcases.