This parcel provides access to the southern extension of the paved multi-use East Plum Creek Trail. This 1.7-mile portion of the Colorado Front Range Trail was finished in 2019 with assistance from a $1 million Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant. Trail users can enjoy the riparian habitat at three crossings of East Plum Creek in this section, providing views of multiple beaver lodges and dams.
The Town partnered with Douglas County to purchase this 89-acre parcel as open space in 2012 for recreational and environmental preservation. The parcel was originally set aside as mitigation for the federally-threatened Preble's meadow jumping mouse as part of the Brookside Office Park and Business Center Habitat Conservation Plan, but continues to be habitat for this rare species found in riparian areas.
Parking and access to the trail is available on South Perry Street across from Safeway as well as the culde-sac at the end of South Perry Street.
The trail segment is available for adoption through the POST Partners Volunteer Program.