Built in 1990, this creekside park’s focal point was once one of Colorado’s largest and oldest Cottonwood trees. During Golden’s earlier days, it was said that a Mr. Vanover was lynched at this tree by the local populace without a trial. Sadly, the tree died and came down in August 2006 with a grand goodbye ceremony. Today, a stump and wheel slices from its trunk are all that remain of the beloved Cottonwood.
Present day park users will enjoy the quiet flow of Clear Creek nearby, with a view of the famous Coors Brewery beyond, as well as several places to eat lunch or read a book. The east side of the park was activated in 2013 with a new climbing structure and nature play elements designed to stimulate imaginative play and integrate with the remaining stumps from two large cottonwood trees.