Recreation Centers, Parks & Open Space
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Two of the best features of Highlands Ranch are it’s Parks and recreation centers. There are four Rec. Centers and they each have their own unique appeal. They all have the features you would expect, like cardio equipment, weight rooms, basketball courts and lap pools. In addition there are a wide veriety of classes available to all ages inlcuding everything from Tennis to Cooking lessons and they are available to the young and the old.

If you live in Highlands Ranch you live within a short walking distance to one or more of its many parks and open spaces. Some of them are hidden away inside neighborhoods and can only be accessed by foot, while others contain multiple playing fields, play grounds, basketball courts and pavilions. In all there are 22 parks with 70 miles of trials connecting them! One does not need to travel very far to find yourself in one of the many protected nature areas throughout Highlands Ranch.

You can truly find something if interest for just about anyone at one of the rec centers and I talk about some of the things that set each one appart from the others below.

The Highlands Ranch Metro District owns and maintains an impressive network of outdoor recreation amenities including:

Highlands Ranch Outdoors Facts and Figures

Highlands Ranch is home to active people and a diverse wildlife population. Eighty-five percent of homes in Highlands Ranch are located within one-quarter mile of a park, open space area or trail. Our community has approximately 25 acres of park land per one thousand residents. In addition, our parks and open space system features: