New 81-acre Clear Creek Valley Park Now Open!
posted by: Amber Johnson
There’s a new place to play in Federal Heights!
Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District announced the opening of the new 81-acre Clear Creek Valley Park, located at 5900 Tennyson Street in Adams County.
Clear Creek Valley Park features pedestrian trails, an adult exercise station with nine workout challenges, a 200+ vehicle parking lot, restrooms, a large 24-plot community garden, and the park already has grass growing on its multi-use sports fields.
A major feature is the new and unique “destination playground” that offers creative play arenas for 2-5 year olds and much more for the older kids as well. There is a climbing tree house with whimsical animal features like a peeking fox, curious turtle, frogs and butterflies. In keeping with the agricultural history of the area, the playground also offers a celery-shaped slide, a carrot bench, large pepper pod seating areas, a giant watering can playhouse, water play area with hand pumps and check dams, diversion troughs, and a zip line.
It also has traditional fare such as sand boxes, swings and a spinner. Two catch-and-release fishing ponds will soon be stocked for the sport as well.
Hyland Hills spokesperson Joann Cortéz said, “This park is 15 years in the making and is the result of strong collaboration involving Hyland Hills District residents, Adams County, neighboring cities, community groups, and some very talented, creative park consultants.”
A summertime public “hot dog day” in the park is scheduled for June.