William Frederick Hayden Park, situated atop Green Mountain, has grown since the initial parcel of land was generously donated by the Hayden Family in 1972. Now with more than 2,400 acres of open space, it is the second largest park in Lakewood. The park features a network of multi-use trails, many of which lead to the summit of Green Mountain which, at 6,800 ft (1320 ft above the City of Lakewood), offers stunning vistas of both the Denver metropolitan area to the east and the Rockies to the west. Once home to the buffalo, this park still provides a rich habitat for a diverse array of wildlife.
VOLUNTEER PROJECT - WHAT & WHY
We will be building a reroute for a portion of the Rooney Valley Trail that is presently too steep and eroding daily. This will allow access to the entire park and help prevent runaway erosion. The reroute will be approximately half a mile, and in addition to trail construction, work will consist of shrub removal, revegetaton, closure of the original trail, and some bridge-building.
City of Lakewood
OTHER FUN STUFF
Meals: A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.