William Frederick Hayden Park
1000 S. Rooney Rd.
(Multiple access points on Alameda Pkwy. and Rooney Rd.)
Lakewood, CO 80228
Daily 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
NOW IN EFFECT: Stage 2 Fire Ban
All fires are prohibited in open space areas in Lakewood, including Bear Creek Lake Park and William Frederick Hayden Park on Green Mountain, Thunder Valley, and the Bear Creek Greenbelt. Also included are the ravine parks: Ute Trail, Ravines Open Space, Hutchinson Park, Lower Ravine, Loveland Trail and Heritage Hill. Propane and gas grills are permitted.
With more than 2,400 acres
of open space, William Frederick Hayden Park on Green Mountain is the second
largest park in Lakewood. The park features a challenging network of
multi-use trails. The summit, at 6,800 feet, offers unique and stunning
views of the Denver metropolitan area to the east, as well as high
mountain peaks to the west.
Since 1972, the majority of
William Frederick Hayden Park was donated by, or purchased from, the Hayden
Family. Once home to the buffalo, this park now provides rich habitat for
a diverse array of wildlife, including coyotes, hawks, rattlesnakes,
bluebirds, rabbit, mule deer and an occasional mountain lion.