Parks & Open Space
It’s no coincidence the world’s most desirable neighborhoods are usually near a park or active green space. Why? Parks ground us. They offer a place to gather or simply to gather our thoughts. If you live here, these places begin to feel like an extension of your own yard. In fact, a third of the Stapleton community is dedicated not to homes but rather to the vast, open areas around them.
There are more than 35 Denver parks so far, each with something special to offer. There’s a skate park, a dog park, public swimming pools, a climbing wall, basketball courts, community gardens, water fountains, 36 miles of hard and soft trails, pavilions and benches that let you take it all in.
The biggest is 80-acre Central Park, Denver’s 3rd largest, with walking and biking paths, athletic fields, a sledding hill, an amphitheater, an amazing playground, and a lake. Other major parks include Fred Thomas Park, Greenway Park, Westerly Creek Greenway, Sand Creek Greenway, The Green (site of outdoor markets, concerts and community gatherings), and our newest park, Conservatory Green Plaza. Soon Upland Park and Prairie Basin will join the sea of green, too.
Then there are all of Stapleton’s pocket parks, splashed throughout the community. Where neighbors get together for barbeques, family picnics and impromptu wine nights.
Adjacent to Stapleton are Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and the Bluff Lake Nature Center, more places you can go to get away. And Stapleton’s Urban Farm adds a little country to a city setting.
The parks and open spaces are all part of Stapleton’s walkable, bike-able design. And a big reason why Stapleton is such an extraordinary place to live in Denver. But the best way to find out about all the great places in Stapleton is to come see for yourself. Bring a bike. Bring a friend. And explore.
If you have questions about The Green and pocket parks, call the Stapleton Master Community Association at 303.388.0724. Questions about other parks? Contact the city of Denver by dialing 311 or clicking here!