Outdoor recreation enhanced by new synthetic turf fields in Highland Heritage Regional Park

County’s investment also includes new picnic shelters, additional parking and LED lighting, adding to regional park’s appeal.

 The official opening celebrated the completion of the West Fields at Highland Heritage Regional Park, the partnership that made it so, and the direct public benefit that results from the investment. Left to right: Jared Spires, Chief Operating Officer, Real Colorado Soccer; David Weaver, Douglas County Commissioner; Mackenzie Burkhardt; Lora Thomas, Douglas County Commissioner, Ron Von Lembke, Board representative, Real Soccer. Front row: CJ Haynes.
The official opening celebrated the completion of the West Fields at Highland Heritage Regional Park, the partnership that made it so, and the direct public benefit that results from the investment. Left to right: Jared Spires, Chief Operating Officer, Real Colorado Soccer; David Weaver, Douglas County Commissioner; Mackenzie Burkhardt; Lora Thomas, Douglas County Commissioner, Ron Von Lembke, Board representative, Real Soccer. Front row: CJ Haynes.

Nestled within the Highlands Ranch community is a well-known, 90-acre outdoor recreation oasis that just got even better.

The popular Highland Heritage Regional Park, featuring playgrounds, picnic shelters, trails, an exercise circuit, a sand volleyball court, basketball court, as well as a dog off-leash area – now boasts of some of the most desirable athletic fields in the region.

Douglas County recently celebrated the official ceremonial opening of West Fields at Highland Heritage Regional Park, a five-year project, totaling $4.4 million, resulting in 4.4 acres of multi-use lined, synthetic turf fields for soccer, football and lacrosse, as well as an LED sports lighting system that will extend the use of the fields beyond the previous, ‘sundown’ closure requirement.

The official opening celebrated the completion of the West Fields, the partnership that made it so, and the direct public benefit that will result from this investment.

“Our County’s investment in parks, trails and open space adds to the quality of life experienced by our citizens and taxpayers,” said Dave Weaver, Douglas County Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Board.

“This investment is one reason Douglas County was named by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation the healthiest County in the state of Colorado,” Weaver said.

Highland Heritage Regional Park is open sunrise to sunset (hours are extended for night games on lighted fields) at 9651 S. Quebec in Highlands Ranch, off Lincoln Avenue and Quebec Street. 

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