Tanglewood Creek Open Space
Southwest of 128th Avenue and I-25.
This 31.6 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.
This open space preserves attractive mountain views for the over 100,000 vehicles per day that travel along I-25. Over 585 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.
Several narrow trails meander across Willowbrook Park and the Tanglewood Creek Open Space through the overgrown underbrush. In the future, a wider trail will be built through both the park and open space and extend from 122nd Avenue north of 128th Avenue and to the Big Dry Creek trail just west of I-25. The informal trails can be accessed from Willowbrook Park located north of 122nd Avenue and east of Delaware Street.