Located near the mouth of Clear Creek in the foothills west of Denver, the City of Golden boasts more than its share of natural beauty. Nestled between the Colorado Front Range and the famous Table Mountains, you’d never know Golden was just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the urban bustle of Denver. The quiet seclusion of mountain trails are nearby and available for nature lovers, but you don’t have to leave the city to enjoy beautiful green surroundings. In addition to offering stunning vistas from all sides and 402 acres of open space, the City of Golden also maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.
Golden, Colorado has been a Tree City USA community since 1990, and places a premium on making the city a beautiful, green place to live. Residents and visitors may enjoy a wide variety of park experiences, whether you’re planning a lazy Sunday picnic with the family, looking to get your adrenaline pumping at the mountain bike park, or gathering for a game ofhoops with your closest pals. If your canine buddy is itching to chase a ball, a squirrel, or play with other four-legged pals, head to one of the dog parks at Tony Grampsas Memorial Sports Complex or Ulysses Sports Complex.
The Memorial Tree and Memorial Bench programs (pdf) allow residents or anyone with a special tie to Golden to commemorate loved ones in a special way that will be enjoyed by generations to come.
The City of Golden Parks Division is responsible for all parks, trails, and open space maintenance within Golden City limits. Maintenance duties include playground maintenance, graffiti removal, restroom maintenance, trash, and snow removal. We appreciate resident and visitor communication and feedback to ensure the Golden parks system remains safe and clean. To report maintenance concerns or damages, contact Paul Burkholder or call (303) 384-8140.