Watch: 2018 Xcel Energy Day of Service Video

December 6, 2018

One of our great volunteers, Josh Garwood, created a video of this September’s Xcel Energy Day of Service. Over 60 volunteers worked in the Commerce City Wetland Park that morning–picking up trash, protecting trees from beaver damage, planting native species, removing invasives, and making milkweed seed “bombs” for easy planting this spring. If you would […]

Phragmites–December’s “Species of the Month”

December 3, 2018

Mighty and Invasive. Tall and so thick you want to bushwhack through it. Impressive. However, this extremely invasive plant infests the banks of our Sand Creek. Working to keep the Greenway healthy, our city partners work hard to contain and suppress its growth. It is Phragmites (pronounced frag-might-ees) or Phragmites australis, a common reed that […]

Saturday, December 1st is a FULL Day for the Greenway

November 24, 2018

Looking for something to do on Saturday, December 1? Look no further as we have two great activities for you to support the Greenway. First, our last big volunteer workday of the year begins at 10 am at Morrison Nature Center/Star K Ranch in Aurora. We’ll begin the day with breakfast items and snacks and […]

Improvements coming and an update: MLK Road Extension notice

November 16, 2018

After much anticipation, work has begin on the extension of Martin Luther King Blvd in Denver, from Iola (near Bluff Lake Nature Center) to Peoria. We received the following update from Mortenson today, and wanted to share it with you. Information is also available on Denver’s website. When the work is done, we’ll have enhanced […]

CANCELLED due to weather! Urban birding (and Mulching!) on a special Volunteer Work Day, November 3

October 31, 2018

Note: We had to cancel this volunteer workday because of a soaking rain on Saturday morning. Because we’d planned to work in an area of the Greenway that was recently planted and seeded, our city partners with Commerce City wanted to prevent inadvertent damage to the newly reestablished areas. Plus, it was pretty chilly! We’ll […]

Volunteers Make Milkweed Seed Bombs to Support Monarch Butterflies

October 18, 2018

We offer a special activity at many of our volunteer work days that is particularly fun for families to try–making milkweed seed bombs! The “bombs” are balls of clay, soil and native milkweed seeds that will be “cured” over the winter and distributed in the spring. We’re cooking up some fun plans for a distribution […]

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Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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