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  • A natural haven amid a suburban neighborhood, Crown Hill Park is a place to retreat, admire abundant birdlife and enjoy a wide range of recreation.
    Once bountiful with wheat and vegetable crops, Crown Hill is now where visitors steal away to stroll, in-line skate, cycle and run on a 1.2-mile paved trail around Crown Hill Lake, while anglers ply its shore for bass, catfish and trout. Equestrians enjoy a 2.25-mile loop around the park. The wetlands in the northwest corner, Kestrel Pond, is certified as a National Urban Wildlife Refuge for its value to a variety of migrating waterfowl. Kestrel Pond is closed during peak nesting season from March 1 to June 30 except for guided nature walks offered by Lookout Mountain Nature Center.

    Information from
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Nature Center programs, usually offered in the spring, helps to guide visitors in co-existing with coyotes. Coyotes should never be fed. Dogs must be leashed at all times for their safety and that of visitors and wildlife, as in all Open Space Parks and throughout the county, with the exception of designated off-leash areas.

    Getting There

    9307 West 26th Avenue, Lakewood
    From 6th Avenue, turn north on Kipling to 26th Avenue. The main parking lot is located on 26th Avenue between Garrison and Garland streets. An equestrian lot is just to the west of the main lot, on 26th Avenue.

    Crown Hill Park can be accessed by bus. Bus #100 runs along Kipling Parkway, on the park's western border. Bus # 32 runs along 32nd Avenue, on the park's northern border. Bus # 28 runs along W 26th Avenue, on the park's southern border. Visit RTD External Link Icon for more info.  

    Crown Hill Park Final Plan for Current Project

    There was a broad range of thinking among community members with respect to the capital projects we were considering. In some cases, such as nature play areas, public desires were clear. In others, such as a shade structure and replacement of fitness equipment there was a lack of consensus among citizens. JCOS has taken all of this information into account and made a decision that honors goals for the park as well as the common interest of citizens to keep the area as natural as possible. This current course of action does not preclude the addition of a shade trellis or fitness areas in the future based on community interest and need.

    What Happens Now  

    JCOS will implement all 'Givens' discussed during the public involvement process. These include replacing the restroom, park information center (kiosk), adding three accessible and staff parking spaces and removal of all fitness stations. Please see Crown Hill Park Final Plan Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document .

    Fitness Equipment - The existing equipment, that has reached its useful life and has deteriorated to sub standard levels, has been removed and will not be replaced. This is in keeping with a strong citizen sentiment to keep the park natural and our goal to preserve the views of the lake, park and mountains. 

    Tree Planting - A larger water tap, from a 1" to 1.5", will be purchased to support the new restroom needs and allow trees to be planted and irrigated in the one-acre area around the restrooms. Trees that need to be removed for construction or because they are invasive species such as Russian Olives will be replaced on a one-to-one basis in this area.

    Shade Structure - A shade structure will not be added at this time. In order to accommodate nature education programs that were found to be more desirable than nature play, a small area north of the restrooms will be graded to create a flat surface to set up portable tents. This area could accommodate a shade trellis in the future. The necessary irrigation lines to water future tree plantings in this area will also be added to this area. This is within the one-acre area that JCOS could irrigate if the larger water tap is purchased.

    Questions? Contact Thea Rock, Communications Manager, trock@jeffco.us,

    April 30, 2013 Meeting Presentation  Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    2013 Crown Hill Park Survey: 

    Instrument and Invitation  Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document
    Final Report  Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document
    Open Ended Comments  Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document
    Data Tables  Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    March 11, 2013 Meeting Group Comments  Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document









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    The Crown Hill Park Wildlife Refuge, which includes Kestrel Pond, is closed until July 1. This allows waterfowl and wetland birds to breed and brood with less disturbance.  

  • Park Information

    Crown Hill Park Map Adobe PDF Icon

    9307 W. 26th Ave.
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    Acres: 242

    Miles of Trail: 10.5

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