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Daniels Park Fencing Information

Example of aging buck-and-rail fence with established vegetation, located in the Daniels Park entrance. New fencing along the new Daniels Park Road, that will age similarly over time, is in place to help establish similar, healthy vegetation.
Example of aging buck-and-rail fence with established vegetation, located in the Daniels Park entrance. New fencing along the new Daniels Park Road, that will age similarly over time, is in place to help establish similar, healthy vegetation.

Temporary and Permanent Fencing in Daniels Park

As part of the Daniels Park Road redesign, 21 acres of park property, previously unavailable to visitors, was made available to accommodate the construction of two miles of soft-surface trail parallel with the new road, and construction of four new, paved parking lots – creating 50 additional parking spaces.

Approximately three miles of buck and rail fencing was also installed – approximately one mile permanent and approximately two miles temporary.

The permanent fencing – combined with the strategic placement of very large boulders – functions as a necessary safety barrier, separating the motorists travelling on the new road from the pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists on new trail, parallel with the road.

The temporary fencing is in place to protect specific areas within the new 21 acres from vehicle access and to allow damaged vegetation to re-establish.

Visitors to Daniels Park will notice that some fencing has already been removed, and replaced with large boulders, that now also function as barriers to traffic.

Visit https://arcg.is/1aOaS10 for a map of Daniels Park Road, and an illustration of what portion of the fencing is intended to be temporary (approximately two miles) and permanent (approximately one mile).

How long will the temporary fencing remain in place along the road and trail?  The most truthful answer is, “time will tell,” as establishing vegetation takes time.  We will watch for how quickly the vegetation along the road and trail will re-establish.  This typically takes approximately two growing seasons.

Additional improvements to the Park are expected as part of the partnership between Denver and Douglas County. To remain informed of Daniels Park improvements, please subscribe to this page.

Buck and Rail fencing after aging.
Buck and Rail fencing after aging.