Highland Heritage Regional Park

Highland Heritage Regional Park Construction Update

Construction continues at Highland Heritage Regional Park.  The parking lot is complete, providing an additional 180 parking spaces.  Progress will be made during the months of March through May 2017.  This includes work on two storm water detention areas, laying approximately one acre of bluegrass sod, planting various trees and shrubs, and re-seeding any disturbed native grass areas.   View the construction progress here.

The dog off-leash area is maintained by Highlands Ranch Metro District (Ph: 303-791-2710). dogOffLeash (1)

9651 S. Quebec
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Size:  92 acres

Highland Heritage Regional Park Information

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Land Patent records show Johan Welte as the original owner with the Land Patent issued on Nov. 19, 1887.  It is curious that a John Beat Welte obtained a Land Patent in the same Section on May 11, 1892.  Research suggests that Johan Welte and John Beat Welte were the same person.  Johan Welte doesn’t appear in census records, but John Welte does.  The only public reference to Johan Welte was a newspaper account of a family birthday party.  Similar family accounts show that Johan and John were born in October and possibly in the same year.   John Welte was a well‐known cheese maker.



Active area

  • 2 playgrounds
  • 3.06 miles of concrete trails
  • 10 soccer or football fields
  • Synthetic multi-purpose field and amphitheatre (has lights for night use)
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Multi-use hard surface court (basketball with 3 hoops)
  • Picnic shelter: 3 sections (A, B, & C), seats 192 (64 per section); 2 additional picnic shelters (48 capacity each)
  • 3 drinking fountains
  • 3 waterless restrooms
  • Restroom on north side of Parks, Trails, and Building Grounds headquarters building
  • Restroom and concession building (open from April – October)
  • Parking for 601 cars
  • Electricity and water available

Location:  Off of Lincoln Ave. and Quebec St. in Highlands Ranch