Projects

Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park

The Cherry Creek Valley Ecological park is a 25 acre park developed within a 75 acre parcel park which is located along Cherry Creek.  The park is owned and maintained by Arapahoe County and located at 7600 E. Jasper Ct. in the City of Centennial.  Principal funding for the park design and construction was provided by PJMD.  The park has encountered many human disturbances throughout the years included gravel mining, tree farming, sod farming and rubble & debris disposal.

In 1988, Arapahoe County, in conjunction with Parker Jordan Metropolitan District, acquired the land in hopes of developing it into a riparian landscape.  The vision for the land was an educational nature park that would serve the residents of the surrounding community and bestow a conservation ethic for the treatment of land.

     Project Plan Brochure
     Arapahoe County Brochure
     Fact Sheet
     Student Activity Book
     Teachers Guide
 

 
 
           
  The Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners lead a Winter Solstice Tour as part of the quarterly census of wildlife activity at the Park.  Who lives here?   How have they adapted their lifestyle to their home?  How have they adapted their home to their lifestyle?  Learn about nature and science at this unique open space park in Arapahoe County.  The fourth annual Winter Solstice Walk took place on December 21, 2013 and here is a short list of what was seen.
 
 
  Rough Legged Hawk (not common)
Kestrel
Crows
Magpie
Bald Eagles (3)
Ring Neck Duck
Mallards
Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Wigeon
Kildeer
Great Horned Owl (always a treat)
Downy Woodpecker
Rock Dove
 
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
Song Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Canada Geese
 
           
       2013 Walk in the Park Invitation      
       2013 Walk in the Park Report      
           
 
 
  Project Photographs      
           
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
           
           
           
       
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