Parks, Forestry & Open Space

What We Do

Wheat Ridge Parks, Forestry and Open Space Division maintains 21 city parks occupying more than 170 acres, seven miles of trails, 300 acres of open space, urban forestry, community gardens, nature programs and volunteers.

Importance

We know that parks are essential to the physical, social, environmental and economic health of our community.

Our Goal

That's why our goal is to ensure that parks, trees, trails and open space in Wheat Ridge remain attractive, inviting and safe for you and your family to enjoy.

We Are Smoke Free

As of 2015, pursuant to Wheat Ridge municipal code #1584, smoking and vaping are prohibited in the following areas;

  • City parks, trails, open space, sports fields and other public recreation areas
  • Public transit waiting areas including bus stops, shelters and light rail platforms
  • Within a 15-foot perimeter of public buildings and entrances
  • Inside facilities and businesses open to the public
Smoke free sign for the City of Wheat Ridge