Vogel Pond Open Space
Northeast Corner of 112th Avenue/Ranch Reserve Parkway.
This very attractive 42.9-acre open space has much to offer. The focal point is the pretty 3.9-acre Vogel Pond, which was built by farmers to store stormwater runoff and irrigation water conveyed from the Farmers’ High Line Canal about a mile to the south. The lake attracts an abundance of wildlife, such as turtles, fox and coyotes. Large flocks of cormorants sun themselves on a large cottonwood tree on the east side of the pond.
Several large cottonwood and willow trees are located around the lake. Cottonwood trees are also located on the hillside on the east side of the lake and in the far southeast corner where an irrigation lateral canal and reservoir were once located.
While “official” trails have yet to be built several social trails wander across the open space, including around the lake and east to The Ranch subdivision. One trail provides great views to the north and east across the Ranch Country Club golf course, which forms the northern boundary of the open space. A tributary to Ranch Creek flows through two small ponds on the east side of this open space.
The mountain views are especially nice on the east side of the pond and higher up the hillside. The old trees can help to frame some beautiful photographs. Vogel Pond Open Space preserves over 1,360 linear feet of open space frontage along 112th Avenue. This property was acquired in 1999 and 2001.
To access the open space, park along Ranch Reserve Parkway north of 113th Court.
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