Updated: Aug 14
Ashbaugh Park is a small park in Littleton, Colorado. It’s mostly used for walking, and there’s a little pond in the middle.
Jenn Amann's video shows her children skiing down the hill at the neighboring Carbone Park!
The best place to park is in one of the neighborhoods next to South Windermere Street. South Windermere Street has a lane for cyclists, and it makes it dangerous when there’s a car parked in their path; they’ll have to ride into traffic to get around.
It only takes a minute to walk to Ashbaugh Pond. The pond is 300 feet long and 150 feet wide. From what I’ve seen, there’s one bench here. It’s a great spot to see the snowflakes fall over the water or see the colors change in the fall. There will likely be some geese and other waterfowl here.
The trail goes on for 0.46 miles and passes another pond. It goes for longer (miles and miles) but you should follow the signs and maps when you’re there. One trail goes all the way down to Carbone Park (which we talk about below), Heritage High School, and Runyon Elementary School, half a mile away from Ashbaugh Park. Also near here is Footbridge Park.
If you go west on the trail, you’ll reach Ridgewood Park and Charley Emley Park in half a mile (you’ll notice Littleton has lots of parks close together, although not all have playgrounds and fields). There are tennis courts, a basketball court, and a playground here.
The trails in both directions from Ashbaugh Park have lots of trees and plants (plus a little creek), and it will be relatively quiet. It’s a nice place to clear your head or walk your dog. Take advantage when nature is in your backyard!
Jim Simons says that "Usually the pond has mallards or geese but sometimes you see a redwing blackbird, muskrat, turtle, or great blue heron.
Carbone Park is only 0.80 miles down the Lee Gulch Trail. It has a baseball field, a multipurpose field, and lots of open space. The trail continues down to Horseshoe Park. There are lots of trees, and this is a very popular walking and biking route!
Address: 6954 S Windermere St, Littleton, CO 80120
Hours: 6 AM - 11 PM
Coordinates: 39.591654, -105.007019
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