Triple Creek Greenway Corridor

Aurora Open Space, Triple Creek Trail, COPhoto credit: The Denver Post

The Triple Creek Greenway Corridor is currently in its beginning stages. When completed, it will add 14 miles of interconnected open space and trails between the existing Sand Creek Regional Greenway and the thousands of acres of public land surrounding the Aurora Reservoir. This greenway will offer pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians 27 miles of uninterrupted travel between the reservoir to where the South Platte River runs through Denver.

As of May 2012, The Trust for Public Land has purchased three properties key to the success of the planned greenway. At the existing junction of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway and the High Line Canal Trail, we protected 8.5 acres ideally positioned for use as a trailhead. At the Star K Ranch Natural Area in Aurora, we added 34 acres to create a buffer against encroaching development, expand existing trails, and offer new opportunities for recreation and interpretive programs at the adjacent Morrison Nature Center. And, the nearly 88 acres at 6th and Coal Creek will connect to the Aurora Sports Park and Sand Creek Riparian Preserve, create environmental education opportunities for the City, and provide new trails for the entire community.

The Trust for Public Land continues to work with our partners, including the City of Aurora, on opportunities to advance the greenway's progress.

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