South Suburban Park and Recreation District

Founded in 1959, we are a community-driven organization that provides both indoor and outdoor recreation amenities to six communities and three counties in the southern Denver, Colorado metropolitan area.

Who We Are

We serve more than 150,000 residents in the Town of Bow MarTown of Columbine ValleyCity of LittletonCity of SheridanCity of Centennial west of 1-25, City of Lone Tree west of 1-25, and unincorporated portions of Douglas CountyJefferson County and Arapahoe County.

Within our 42.5-mile boundaries, we own, operate and maintain a wide variety of parks, open space, and trails and recreational facilities including over 3,000 acres of parkland and greenways, 100 miles of linear trails, 61 playgrounds, 50 tennis courts, four recreation centers, four golf courses, four outdoor pools, four restaurants, two ice arenas, two miniature golf courses, two BMX tracks, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. We also annually provide 1000s of recreational programming and events for all ages and abilities

Five elected District residents sit on our Board of Directors and help guide the direction of parks and recreation in our community. Our Master and Strategic Plans chart our course, and we work closely with our municipal, county and regional partners to ensure we're meeting the needs and wants of all of our residents.

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the South Suburban Park and Recreation District is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space and by providing recreational services and programs.

Our Future

Our Guiding Principles

We are led by four guiding principles–broad initiatives describing what we aspire to achieve: Quality First, Enrich Wellness, Connect to Nature, and Lead Sustainability. To learn more about our principles and vision for the future, visit our Master and Strategic Plan page.

Our History

Our History

In the late 1950s, several Arapahoe County civic leaders shared a vision to create a public park that would provide local residents with numerous recreational amenities. That vision grew into an entire parks organization, supported by its citizens, that would strive to provide public parks and recreational programs that would benefit all of its residents. Check out A Brief History of South Suburban to learn more about the District's history.