The South Suburban Park Foundation

A nonprofit organization

We build trails! The South Suburban Park Foundation was created to enrich open spaces and to improve parks, trails greenways for residents of the south suburban communities of the metropolitan Denver area.


The South Suburban Park Foundation has embarked on new areas of development in trails. Over the past three decades the Foundation has developed trails, parks and river areas in association with the South Suburban Park and Recreation District. As a result the trail system which links up with the Denver Greenway trail is one of the most comprehensive and attractive trail systems in all of Colorado. Winding along the South Platte River and heading south and east through communities, open space and park land, the Mary Carter Greenway, the Big Dry Creek Trail , the Littleton Community Trail, Lee Gulch Trail connect up with the Bear Creek Trail and the Platte Canyon Trail. Thousands of bicyclists, walkers and runners use these trails for recreation and commuting in the South Metro area.

As a premier non-profit for many years in trail building, SSPF is ready to step into a new area for trails, while making sure that existing trails, with public support, are kept in first rate condition.

The next phase of interest and development is working with other counties, open space planners and trail developers to create a continuous pedestrian loop trail for hiking that will encircle the Denver area and become a major destination for the Denver area. It is a grand project and one that the South Suburban Park Foundation is proud to partner with other communities in the Denver Metro area.

Carrie McLaughlin
Chairman, South Suburban Park Foundation

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The South Suburban Park Foundation

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6631 South University Boulevard
Centennial, CO 80121-2913



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