50 PARKS IN STAPLETON – listed alphabetically for your convenience
Unless noted, the parks listed below are maintained and managed by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
ARC PARK – Eastbridge Neighborhood – Two playgrounds with an open lawn in the center, and a walkway that follows the low, stone wall arching through the park.
ARROWHEAD PARK – Eastbridge Neighborhood – Delivers great views of the Front Range. A quiet respite with open space and benches.
BEELER PARK & PLAZA – Beeler Park Neighborhood – Located on the Beeler Street crescent (edged with future retail) the park and plaza includes a stream-like waterway, community tables, shaded gathering spots and event space.
BEELER STREET PARKWAY – Beeler Park Neighborhood – This meandering “country road” links Beeler Park, Cottonwood Clearing Park and Front Range Park with groves of fruit trees, wildflower meadows and open lawns.
BOSTON STREET GARDEN – Wicker Park Neighborhood – Has a walking path that stretches between seasonal flower gardens, places where you can relax under shady trees and take in the elegant homes with colors and architectural styles hand-selected to create this charming city street scene.
BOUQUET PARK – Bluff Lake Neighborhood – landscaping and plantings that appeal to the sense of smell. Plus a cutting edge garden.
CENTRAL PARK – Borders Westerly Creek, Central Park West & Central Park North Neighborhoods – The third largest park in Denver includes playground equipment, a pond, climbing wall, fountains, gathering spaces, paved and dirt jogging trails, multi-sport fields, lookout spot, sledding hill, barbecues, bocce ball courts, full-length promenade and shade structures. (Managed by the City of Denver)
CHERRY PIE PARK – Bluff Lake Neighborhood – Inspired by the sense of taste. Features cherry trees, a recipe holder and edible landscape.
CLIMBING WALL – South End Neighborhood – Located in Greenway Park, climbing is a lifetime sport and the community has a climbing wall to get you started. The climbing wall in Greenway Park was designed by a world-renowned climber. (Managed by the City of Denver)
CLOUD PARK – North End Neighborhood – Surrounded by colorful flora, Cloud Park’s upward-facing lounge chairs encourage you to pick out shapes in the clouds or count the stars at night.
COMMUNITY GARDEN – South End Neighborhood – If you are lucky enough to have a spot, the community garden is a great source of better-tasting salads. (Managed by the City of Denver)
CONSERVATORY GREEN – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – Two-acre performance green, water feature, shade structure and lots of gathering spaces.
CONSTELLATION PARK – East 29th Avenue Neighborhood – Recognizing people’s fascination with night’s sky, Constellation Park features an open area for stargazing and stones that form the Big Dipper. Includes a playground for youngsters too small to reach the telescope.
CORRIDOR PARK – Willow Park East Neighborhood – A broad greenway with trails for biking and walking. (Will be managed by the City of Denver)
COTTONWOOD CLEARING PARK – Beeler Park Neighborhood – At the hub of the neighborhood, the space offers both active and passive areas.
COTTONWOOD GALLERY – Willow Park East Neighborhood – A shady canopy of cottonwoods. (Will be managed by the City of Denver)
DOG PARK – South End Neighborhood – Three-acre off leash dog park.
ELMIRA PARKWAY – North End Neighborhood – Along Elmirea median, you’ll notice the theme of prairie birds etched into the concrete pathway and expressed in abstract sculptures.
F-18 PARKS A B C D – Central Park North Neighborhood – Gathering spaces inspired by elegant, formal parks found in Savannah, Georgia.
FALL PARK – Eastbridge Neighborhoods – Lookout across Westerly Creek from a shady pergola. Here, maple trees (and a mix of foliage) blaze with the colors of autumn in Denver.
FOUNDERS GREEN – East 29th Avenue Neighborhood – The hub of social activities; home of the farmers markets, movies on the green, Stapleton Rocks, Stapleton Beer Fest and much more (50+ events/year). Features fountains, public art and at its center a two-acre performance area.
FRED THOMAS PARK – East 29th Avenue Neighborhood – Whatever you play you can probably play it here. Basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts. Football, soccer, baseball and softball fields. Plus a playground and bike path. After the game, relax at the picnic tables, park benches or in the pavilion. (Managed by the City of Denver)
FRONT RANGE PARK – Beeler Park Neighborhood – The best place to watch the sunset is from a relaxing vantage point.
GREEN LINKS – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – Linear parks that mix urban agriculture with prairie grasses. Vegetable gardens, flower gardens and massive logs and boulders for nature-inspired play. Plus benches, walking/jogging paths and playground equipment.
GREENWAY PARK – Borders East 29th Avenue, South End and Westerly Creek Neighborhoods – A favorite among walkers and runners. Attractions include a skate park, dog park and a community garden. Other fun delights include an observation tower, climbing wall, picnic tables, playground, a Mud Pie sandbox and barbecues. (Managed by the City of Denver)
HARVEST PARK – Willow Park Neighborhood – A shaded community table, playground and edible plants such as pumpkins to be harvested in the fall.
HERITAGE PARK – East 29th Avenue Neighborhood – Open space that serves a deeper purpose: managing storm water. This is one of many Denver parks designed to help clean and move excess water.
LIFTED MEADOW PARK – Beeler Park Neighborhood – Features elements of nature used artistically, like a raised meadow play space bordered by boulders.
LILAC LANE PASSAGEWAY – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – Pedestrian passageway between streets, lined with lilacs. A beautiful way to get from A to B.
MEASUREMENT PARK – 29th Avenue Neighborhood – Another of Stapleton’s many water-wise parks – helping manage, clean and move storm water.
MEWS – Central Park West Neighborhoods – Linear green spaces that take the place of streets. Homes are oriented toward these quiet parks fostering a unique sense of community. And each block has its own character; a mews may feature a playground, a giant sand pit or a community table.
NORTH PRAIRIE BASIN – North End Neighborhood – Making your way around North Prairie Basin’s walkway, expansive views shift from north to west
PEA POD PARK – Beeler Park Neighborhood – Edible plantings and corn crib shelter are ideal for a picnic lunch.
THE PERCH – North End Neighborhood – Inspired by the expansive mountain views visible from this park, The Perch is like a bird’s nest positioned at the heart of North End Neighborhood. At the center of the park, a wooden deck (illuminated from beneath at night) creates an elevate gathering space with tables and seating for individuals or small groups.
PIZZA PARK– Willow Park Neighborhood – In this park shaped like a pizza slice you will find an outdoor kitchen featuring picnic tables, a grill and a pizza oven, surrounded by edible herbs that might be used in your cooking!
PRAIRIE BASIN PARK – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – 33-acre park inspired by the way a river winds through the short grass prairie, The landscape home to a wide range of native flora and fauna. (Managed by the City of Denver)
PRAIRIE MEADOWS PARK – Willow Park East Neighborhood – Pack a picnic, lay back and look up at the sky from this grand open space. (Will be managed by the City of Denver)
QUILTED GARDEN PARK – Willow Park Neighborhood – Inspired by quilting and prairie folk art, this park includes a picnic table surrounded by a patchwork of plantings, a sandbox, playground and an art piece that looks like an exaggerated pin cushion.
ROLLING BLUFF PARK – Beeler Park Neighborhood – Offers adventure for kids of all ages, encouraging exercise and athletic challenges.
RUMBLE PARK – Bluff Lake Neighborhood – Inspired by the sense of sound. Features include sound tubes for kids, stone structures and an amphitheater as well as a paved walking path, green belt and benches.
SAIL PARK – Eastbridge Neighborhood – Sometimes you just need some green grass, a bench to sit on and the warm Colorado sun on your face.
SANDHILLS PRAIRIE PARK – Willow Park East Neighborhood – The neighborhood’s highest point offers sweeping Front Range views. (Will be managed by the City of Denver)
SKATE PARK – South End Neighborhood – Located in Greenway Park, this is a real jewel for skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX bikers. Designed to challenge advanced riders without intimidating newbies. (Managed by the City of Denver)
SONGBIRD PARK – South End Neighborhood – Gazebo-type gathering spaces, benches, geometric walking paths, a fountain and two very nice residences for our feathered friends.
SPINNING SPOKES COMMUNITY GARDEN – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – If you are lucky enough to have a spot, the community garden is a great source of better-tasting salads.
SPINNING SPOKES PARKLET – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – Named for its wheel-like landscape design, two of the “spokes” have community garden plots and one spoke features an artful wire and metal post pergola covered in grape vines. Of course, there’s also a bike track for kids equipped with start and finish signs.
SPRING PARK – Eastbridge Park Neighborhood – From its elevated position, Spring Park delivers great views of Westerly Creek and Colorado’s Front Range. Enjoy the shade structure, open space, and the only May pole in Stapleton.
SQUARE PARK – Eastbridge Neighborhood – The concept for Square Park is unique because it’s filled with trees instead of being bordered by them like many of the neighborhood parks in Stapleton. Be sure to check out the honey locust trees that will someday create a canopy of shade.
STOLL PLACE COMMUNITY GARDEN – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – If you are lucky enough to have a spot, the community garden is a great source of better-tasting salads.
SUMMER PARK – Eastbridge Park Neighborhood – Features a nice playground, adjacent to a lawn for impromptu sports. Large shade trees are planted along the south side to provide relief from the hot, Colorado summer sun.
TERRA PARK – Eastbridge Neighborhood – The center of this water-wise park is very low so it can collect excess storm water. The water is cleansed through sand and then it’s on its way to Westerly Creek.
TRIANGLE PARK – East 29th Avenue Neighborhood – Look for the formal plaza design and the massive trees rescued from the original Stapleton Airport.
UPLANDS PARK – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – Weaves an active green corridor through the Conservatory Green neighborhood. The park will be full of delightful surprises like bocce ball courts and outdoor living rooms.
VALENTIA STREET PARKWAY – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – This tree- and flower-lined footpath connects Conservatory Green Plaza with the future Prairie Meadows Park. Concrete-framed landforms provide a modern-design throughout the Conservatory Green neighborhood.
WESTERLY CREEK – Westerly Creek Neighborhood – Beautiful and functional. For decades storm water was moved through the area underground through giant concrete pipes. As part of the Green Book vision, the creek was restored to its natural state – creating a healthy natural habitat for birds and other species. A network of multi-purpose trails in Westerly Creek connects you to Greenway Park, Central Park, the recreation center and the Sand Creek Regional Trail. Look for the recycled Staplestone (recycled from the airport) and the public art. (Managed by the City of Denver)
WICKER PARK – Wicker Park Neighborhood – In the heart of the neighborhood, a park where your idea of ‘play” can take many forms. The park will include large grassy area to kick a soccer ball, or just relax and watch the kids on the playground.
WILLOW BARK PARK – Willow Park East Neighborhood – Stapleton’s second dog park, where dogs find their inner puppy. (Will be managed by the City of Denver)
WILLOW BASIN PARK – Willow Park East Neighborhood – The neighborhood’s namesake, a nice place for a walk and to connect to bike paths. (Will be managed by the City of Denver)
WINTER PARK – Eastbridge Neighborhood – On the winter solstice, stand at the center of the snowflake-emblazoned plaza and watch the sun drop between two, perfectly-positioned vertical stones on a nearby hill. Conifer trees provide a welcome burst of color during the snowy winter months.
24TH AVE PARK – Southend Neighborhood – Great place to relax and read a book or have a picnic lunch and play yard games.
26TH AVE PARK – Bluff Lake Neighborhood – Great place for kids to play on the playground and home to the first baseball/softball fields, run by the MCA.
29TH AVE PARKWAY – East 29th Ave Neighborhood – Inspired by the Tuileries Garden in Paris, this pathway is lined with trees, benches and flowers. It’s particularly active in the summer when people walk with their dogs, strollers and wagons (sometimes all three at once) to and from the farmers markets.
32ND AVE PARKWAY – Central Park West Neighborhood – A green corridor that provides a direct connection to Central Park. A meandering footpath that makes getting from A to B a sincere pleasure.
35TH AVE PARKWAY – Central Park North Neighborhood – Take the trail to the trail. Runners and walkers start their adventure on this parkway and connect to Westerly Creek and the Sand Creek Regional Trail. It opens to football-shaped lawn at Xenia Street where you’ll find a family of dogs having a picnic.
50TH DRIVE COMMUNITY GARDEN – Conservatory Green Neighborhood – If you are lucky enough to have a spot, the community garden is a great source of better-tasting salads.
59TH STREET PARKWAY – Beeler Park Neighborhood – Drawing from the spirit of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, climbing rocks, balance logs and a single track trail offer fun (and sometimes demanding) physical challenges.
MORE PARKS TO COME:
Prairie Park – North End Neighborhood – This 13 acre open space juxtaposes a titled plane of manicured blue grass within an expanse of rolling native prairie grasses. Embedded along the western edge of the lawn plane is a large play area that combines traditional play equipment with a rolling natural play area comprised of interlocking logs, a ramble of boulders, and an expanded tunnel through a large landform ideal for young explorers. By accentuating the crisp architectural forms of the lawn plane against the restored prairie landscape, users will experience the varied landscape of the long-settled prairies.
Observation Point – North End Neighborhood – Dine with bison at Observation Point, enjoying eastern views over the Wildlife Refuge at a shade outdoor kitchen and nature-base play area.
North Commons Lawn – North End Neighborhood – Shady pavilions and play structures invite an afternoon of exploration in the North Commons Lawn.
The Bluffs – North End Neighborhood – Stroll around The Bluffs and you’ll see how a park can be much more than a lawn, and a walk much more than exercise. Elongated berms reminiscent of sand hills, once a dominant landform along the Front Range, characterize The Bluffs landscaping.
North Sports Fields – North End Neighborhood – Located just north of Inspire Elementary School, Prairie Park East introduces the largest programmable lawn space north of Interstate 70. Ideal for field sports of all types, the field is large enough to accommodate up to five soccer fields, and is serviced by a small parking lot, a restroom, a large shade structure with picnic tables, and a children’s play area.
Bison Passage – North End Neighborhood
BLUFF LAKE NATURE CENTER – A 123-acre urban wildlife refuge with meandering trails, trees, wildlife, a lake and nature center. Full of indoor and outdoor learning opportunities or simply a chance to get back to nature.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – A 15,000-acre expanse of prairie, wetland and woodland habitat. Provides environmental education, wildlife viewing opportunities, site tours and 10 miles of hiking trails. It may be one of the finest conservation success stories in history.
SAND CREEK REGIONAL GREENWAY – This 14-mile section of Metro Denver’s extensive trail network connects the South Platte River to the west, the High Line Canal to the east and Westerly Creek in Stapleton. Along the way, it winds through woodlands, breathtaking open space, past historic landmarks and wildlife.