Seasonal Services

The Metro District parks and open space staff provides a number of seasonal community services.

Snow Removal
Holiday Lights
Holiday Tree Recycling

Snow Removal

Metro District staff plows snow along 150 miles of trails and sidewalks adjacent to major roads in the community. Douglas County is responsible for plowing snow along our streets. Please visit the Snow Removal webpage for more detailed information.

Holiday Lights

The Metro District decorates our community’s trees with holiday lights. Each year, the number of bulbs used in the light display increases with the growth of the many trees that our decorated. During this year’s holiday season, more than 57,000 lights decorated hundreds of trees at Highlands Ranch entrances. Lights are illuminated around Thanksgiving each year and remain on until early January.

Holiday Tree Recycling

Each year after Christmas, the Metro District and the Douglas County Parks Division offer free tree recycling drop off sites at several of our community’s parks. Trees are mulched and the mulch is reused on tree wells in parks around the community. Free mulch is also available to the public on a self-serve basis.


If you have a comment, concern, question or suggestion regarding the operation of the Highlands Ranch parks, recreation, trail or open space, please contact our Park Recreation and Open space staff at 303-791-2710.

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