Get to Know Your Greenway
By: J.J. Clark
SPREE Staff Writer
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Habitat Park is located just across the South Platte River from Santa Fe Dr. and has a pedestrian natural area with a few picnic tables with great views of the river. The park sits adjacent to an off leash dog park that shares land with the Denver Animal Shelter. If you are riding your bike down the South Platte trail you might notice a "No Bikes" sign as you enter this park. This crusher trail is intended as a pedestrian only natural area right along the banks of the river. There is a picnic area right against the water and a second among the prairie grasses in the open space.
Habitat Park is also the central hub for SPREE's youth employment program and summer camps during the summer. The River Rangers learn about the South Platte River and ebcome environmental educators, while the elementary aged summer camp students explore the South Platte River's environment every day through exploration, experience, and much more.
The dog park is large and fenced in from the road. This area is usually passed quickly by bikers and joggers alike, but is a wonderful destination for a picnic or quiet walk along the river. Just south of Alameda, Habitat Park is hidden amidst warehouses and other commercial properties on Jason St. The hill covered in grass hides the development and tucks the park into a quiet nook.
Go See Habitat Park in the Spring and enjoy the open space right in Denver's Backyard.