Daniels Park

A public open house was held May 2, documents presented at the meeting are available below:

Douglas County and Denver Parks & Recreation staff  will present the Daniels Park Improvements – Phase 2, including new trails, parking areas and roadway improvements that will enhance not only the user experience of Daniels Park but improve the interface between park users and the traveling public.  The improvements are planned to be constructed over the next two years and are part of the approved Master Plan to improve the operation and management of Daniels Park.

To view a summary of the history of Daniels Park Improvements click here.

For further information or any questions please email Sean P. Owens, P.E., Special Projects Manager, at sowens@douglas.co.us.



Daniels Park is one of largest parks in Denver Mountain Park system.  The 1,000-acre historic ranch in Douglas County is known for its bison herd, dramatic view of the mountains, historic ranch buildings, distinctive stone shelter, and Tallbull Memorial Grounds.  For more information please contact the Denver Mountain Parks Office at 720.865.0900 or visit Denver Mountain Park System

Daniels Park is 21 miles south of Denver. Florence Martin donated the park to the City in two parcels. The first 40-acre area at the shelter house was given in 1920. The remainder of the 1000.65 acres was donated in 1937. Most of the park is a Bison preserve and natural area where visitors can view the animals in a high-plains habitat.

The shelter house and picnic areas offer some of the best views of the mountains that can be seen from the metro area.

To reach Daniels Park from Denver, travel south on I-25 to exit 188 (Castle Pines Parkway), and go west to Daniels Park Road. Turn right (north) and travel 2 miles through the park. One may also go south on Santa Fe Drive through Sedalia and turn left onto Daniels Park Road.

Daniels Park Master Plan

A jewel in the crown of the Denver Mountain Parks System in Douglas County is receiving some well-deserved tender loving care through a proposed Master Plan for the historical park that represents collaborative efforts between two local governments and surrounding neighbors who share a mutual desire for Park improvements.

Denver Parks and Recreation and Douglas County have worked diligently for several years to create the Daniels Park Master Plan.  The park has attracted regional users for decades who now are joined on a regular basis by the neighbors living adjacent to the park.  The Master Plan and first phase road improvements were funded by Douglas County and were substantially completed in April, 2009.

Phase 2, from Castle Pines Parkway to Griggs Road will begin final design and construction when funding is available.

View the Master Plan here.