Parks & Open Space
No matter where you are in Stapleton, you're never more than five minutes from a beautiful, green open space -- a Stapleton park. In most cases, there is a park in your backyard. Stapleton's 80-acre Central Park is the 3rd largest public park in Denver. In the summer, Stapleton's Central Park spoils the community with lakes, bluffs, trees, and walking paths. Whether you enjoy beautiful Denver, Colorado by biking, walking, running, or playing, you can enjoy all of those activities in the open space in Stapleton's parks.
Neighborhood Pocket Parks
Stapleton is full of pocket parks which connect your neighbors by shared spaces. The pocket parks are meant to provide spaces for neighborhood games, BBQ's and general frolicking. By simply walking through the community you will undoubtedly stumble upon pockets parks nestled between the homes. In designing the community, these pocket parks were created to supplement large private yards with communal and publicly maintained areas.
They offer multiple opportunities for impromptu wine nights, Saturday picnics and more – read about the pocket parks in Bluff Lake neighborhood!
And sprinkled among the green spaces are special amenities, like the community garden, climbing wall, skate park, and playgrounds with water fountains for you, your kids and your dog.
Greenways and Trails
There are 36 miles of walking and biking paths in Stapleton, which connect to Denver's 850 miles of bike trails. Sand Creek and Westerly Creek also connect to Denver’s greenway system. (View the trail map here). Westerly Creek Greenway is being restored by the Greenway Foundation and connects directly to Sand Creek. It is completely restored through Stapleton and offers both hard and soft trails. Denver even has a program for sharing bikes!
Adjacent to Stapleton, there is also the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Bluff Lake Nature Center, and the Urban Farm at Stapleton. In addition to all the parks and open space, the Greenway connection makes Stapleton a weekend destination as well as an incredible place to live. Check out A Better Plan to learn more about Stapleton's connectivity by foot.
Questions about parks?
Call the Stapleton Master Community Association at 303.388.0724 regarding The Green and Stapleton’s pocket parks.
The city of Denver can answer questions about other parks and open space. Dial 311 or click here to learn more about Denver parks!
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