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Highland Heritage Regional Park

 

Please remember the following while visiting parks, trails and open space during this time:

  • If you are sick stay home.
  • Douglas County parks and trails will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities. Please practice social distancing at all times.
  • Public gathering areas are closed. Do not congregate in groups while engaging in outdoor activity – solo activities only. Please adhere to the public health order prohibiting outdoor gatherings of any number of people. This includes but is not limited to; basketball, baseball, frisbee, soccer, picnics.
  • Practice Social distancing. The intent of the order is to minimize contact and exposure between residents to the greatest extent possible. The CDC recommends keeping a minimum of 6 feet distance between people at all times, wash hands with soap and water as frequently as possible, use hand sanitizer and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Parking lots are filling quickly, please consider visiting at less busy times – early or late – and follow all parking restrictions in public lots or on public streets.

 

9651 S. Quebec
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
Location:  Off of Lincoln Avenue and Quebec Street in Highlands Ranch

Size:  92 acres

The dog off-leash area is maintained by Highlands Ranch Metro District.  They can be reached at 303-791-2710.

Amenities:

Active area

  • 2 playgrounds
  • 3.06 miles of concrete trails
  • 10 soccer or football fields
  • Synthetic multi-purpose field and amphitheater (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

History

Records indicate that Johan Welte was the original owner of the land with an issued Land Patent date of Nov. 19, 1887.  John Beat Welte obtained a Land Patent for 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, possibly in the same year.  John Welte was a well‐known cheesemaker.