Neighborhood and community parks are a staple for county residents. They are home to birthday parties, afternoon picnics,
family play time and a refuge from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Arapahoe County is home to some of the area's best parks and trail systems in the metro area. There are hundreds of parks
throughout the County, most of which are owned and operated by cities and recreation districts. Although the County does own
and manage a number of parks and open spaces as seen below.
Our goal is to provide recreation opportunities for residents and visitors while preserving the natural beauty of our county.
To learn more about the wonderful recreational opportunities available in Arapahoe County, click on one of the links below
and enjoy the great outdoors.
Arapahoe County Parks:
17 Mile House Farm Park - Centennial
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park - Aurora
Arapahoe Road Trailhead at Cherry Creek - Centennial
Bijou Basin Open Space - near Byers (unincorporated Arapahoe County)
Broncos Parkway Trailhead at Cherry Creek - Centennial
Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park - Centennial
Cherry Creek Trail - Arapahoe County
Cheyenne/Arapaho Park - Denver (unincorporated Arapahoe County)
Dove Valley Regional Park - Centennial (formerly Arapahoe County Community Park)
Kiowa Creek North Open Space - near Bennett (unincorporated Arapahoe County)
Kiowa Creek South Open Space - near Bennett (unincorporated Arapahoe County)
Middle Bijou Creek Conservation Easement - near Deer Trail (unincorporated Arapahoe County)
Richmil Ranch Open Space - near Deer Trail (unincorporated Arapahoe County)
Welch Park - Denver (unincorporated Arapahoe County)
West Bijou Creek Conservation Easement - near Byers (unincorporated Arapahoe County)
Parks and recreation providers within Arapahoe County:
Arapahoe Park and Recreation District
Cherry Creek Vista Park and Recreation District
Cherry Hills Village
Parker Jordan Metro District
Smoky Hill Metro District Parks
South Suburban Park Foundation
South Suburban Parks and Recreation District
Sundance Hills Recreation District