Feb 16, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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Crown Hill Park is a natural haven amid a suburban neighborhood. 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. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times.
We plan on walking for about 3.5 miles. The trail is paved.
Getting There: 9307 West 26th Avenue, Lakewood
From 6th Avenue, turn north on Kipling to W 26th Avenue. The main parking lot is located on W 26th Avenue at the intersection of Garland Street.
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 for more info.