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Tanglewood Creek Open Space

Tanglewood CreekSouthwest of 128th Avenue and I-25.

This 37.76 acre open space is located directly west of I-25 between Mountain Range High School/Silver Hills Middle School and the School District #12 District Stadium. Tanglewood Creek flows through the open space. It was acquired by the city in 1971 and 2007. A portion of the property was adopted as open space in 2009 and 2013.

This open space preserves attractive mountain views for the over 100,000 vehicles per day that travel along I-25. Over 955 linear feet of open space frontage have been preserved along I-25 and 950 feet along 128th Avenue. The north part of the open space parcel has rolling topography and is covered with native vegetation.

The southern two parcels are bisected by two access drives serving the stadium. The middle parcel has a dense grove of trees along the creek. The southernmost parcel was a former reservoir which accounts for the significant growth of trees and shrubs. This parcel directly abuts the 8-acre Willowbrook Park.

Trail Construction Project: 2013 - 2014

Construction of a planned regional trail Tanglewood Creek Trail, is underway. This concrete trail will be built from 123rd Avenue, near Willowbrook Park, northward to 128th Avenue generally following the creek alignment.  Earthwork necessary to accommodate ADA-accessible trails and stabilized creek channels in this area will be restored to natural open space character. This project is funded in part by an Adams County Open Space Grant for passive recreation. In the future, the trail will extend through the 128th Avenue underpass and continue northward to the Big Dry Creek Trail west of Interstate 25. 

For more information about the new trail project, contact:

Sarah Washburn, Landscape Architect II
Department of Parks, Recreation and Libraries
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