Park Rules

Parks and trails are open daily from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Dog parks are open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset.

Groups of five or more using a sports field must have a park permit.

The following are prohibited at Highlands Ranch Metro District parks:

  • Littering and dumping
  • Fires, except in grills
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms
  • Archery, paintball, pellet and BB guns
  • Golf
  • Model rockets and airplanes
  • Overnight camping
  • Harassment of wildlife
  • Glass

The following additional rules apply at Civic Green Park:

  • Dogs are only permitted on perimeter sidewalks and in the Arboretum area
  • Bicycles, skateboards and scooters must be dismounted within the park

The following additional rules apply on the front lawns at the Highlands Ranch Mansion:

  • The front lawns are open daily from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • No dogs
  • Bicycles, skateboards and scooters must be dismounted within the park
  • No alcohol, except by permit
  • No glass containers

Smoke-free Zones

  • Redstone Skate Park is a smoke-free zone. Smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of the skate park.
  • There are smoke-free zones at Falcon Park. Smoking is prohibited in the parking lot and within 50 feet of the playground, concessions, shelter and restrooms.

Parks and open space rules are enforced as authorized in Colorado Revised Statutes 18-9-117 and Douglas County Resolution R-999-177.

To report an emergency, please call 911. To report a rules violation, please call a Metro District Park Ranger at 303-540-2311 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 303-660-7500

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