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 construction of the new Clear Creek Trail segment, west of Kipling between 42nd Ave. & 43rd Ave. is still in progress due to weather related delays.  The estimated opening of the trail is now expected for February 15th, weather permitting.  Thank you for your patience, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.
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.

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.