Parks, Trails & Open Spaces

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Green space is our outdoor living room and continues to define why Centennial is an extraordinary place to live, work and play! The City of Centennial works with various Park and Recreation Districts to enhance recreation opportunities and programs available to the community.

Trails and Recreation Plan

The 2017 Trails and Recreation Plan helps set the future for parks, open space, trails and recreation in Centennial. Thank you to the community members who helped shape this document by sharing input and participating in the outreach process.


City Funded Open Space Projects The City is committed to strategic and budgetary planning for construction of new improvements and for preservation of the City’s infrastructure. Learn about current City funded open space and trail projects.

Park and Recreation Districts There are multiple Park and Recreation Districts which serve residents in the City of Centennial. Learn more about park and recreation districts in our community.

Trails and Recreation Tour Through partnerships with South Suburban Parks and Recreation, the Arapahoe County Recreation District, Arapahoe Park and Recreation District and the Smoky Hill Metro District, the City of Centennial offers more than 100 parks, 100 miles of trails and more than 4,000 acres of open space. Featured below are some of the parks, trails and amenities the community has access to. Explore Centennial’s beautiful open space system by taking this virtual tour.

Colorado Bicycle and Byways Map (CDOT) Whether you love riding mountain passes or the open plains, if you’re planning your trip or just getting directions to the next town; this map will help you choose the route that best suits your interests and abilities. Enjoy the ride!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) The City has compiled questions and comments received about the park and recreation districts. These FAQs are intended to clarify concerns about the Park and Recreation Districts serving residents in Centennial.