Tanglewood Creek Open Space
Southwest 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 2.7-acre Willowbrook Park.
I-25 Regional Trail at Tanglewood Creek
Tanglewood Creek Trail runs between 121st and 128th avenues. This section of the I-25 regional trail follows along Tanglewood Creek as it passes the stadium at Mountain Range High School. Decorative boulders and tall native grasses and shrubs landscape the creek and trail creating a mountain creek feel.