Parks, Forestry and Open Space

The Parks, Forestry and Open Space Division oversees parks, trails and open space sites, and recreation facilities within the City of Wheat Ridge. The Parks Maintenance Section strives to provide a safe and aesthetic environment for users of City-owned developed parkland and facilities.

New Trail Segment Coming Soon!

UPDATE:  The main Clear Creek Trail between Moore St. & 43rd Ave. (bridge) and the Miller Trailhead (Miller St. & 41st Ave) will be CLOSED November 2nd - 9th.  Please follow signs posted on site and use the soft surface trail detour.

We are pleased to announce the relocation of a segment of the trail to further improve the users’ experience! The new portion will be relocated to the open space property at approximately 42nd and Kipling, cross Clear Creek, and tie into the 43rd and Moore trailhead. The new trail segment is approximately one-half mile long and will ensure the trail’s path permanently adjoins to open space property. The relocation and improvement will also provide a more direct route for users and minimize exposure to vehicular traffic. During construction, well-marked detours will be in place allowing continued trail use. Please check back for details on detours. The new segment should be completed and available for use by December of 2015.

New Trail Segment
The yellow line marks the new trail segment.

Clear Creek Trail / Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Map

New 2015 Clear Creek Trail Map

Parks, Open Space & Facilities Map

Parks Open Space and Facilities Map
Parks Maintenance Section
  • Maintains all landscapes at City parks and facilities
  • Maintains irrigation systems in parks
  • Maintains a variety of facilities including the Outdoor Municipal Swimming Pool, Historical Park, Richards-Hart Estate, Baugh Property, and irrigation ditches dating back to 1860
To report irrigation or maintenance issues in a park, call (303) 205-7555.