Updated: Aug 11
David A. Lorenz Regional Park is a massive 140 acres located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Not only is there a large dog park, there are multiple soccer and lacrosse fields, a BMX track, and a disc golf course. Basically, the fields can be used for just about anything.
Dustin Telford almost gets a perfect throw on the park's disc golf course.
We’ll start off with the history of this park. A couple of decades ago, this area used to be a landfill (no, it doesn’t smell). It was closed and capped, and construction of the regional park began in 2006. All of the fields are turf because irrigation was impossible on top of a landfill. Players don’t have to worry about mud, but it can get very hot in the summer - easily above 100 degrees.
David Lorenz Dog Park
To get here, drive into the entrance and go straight. Turn left and drive a few hundred feet.
There is a large field for dogs heavier than 25 pounds and a small field for dogs under 25 pounds. There are 2 sets of each type of field - this is to alternate which field is being used and keep the grass healthy for years to come.
In between the two fields, there is a shaded area with some picnic tables while your dog or dogs enjoy the fresh air. Unfortunately, there is no water here for you or your dogs (refer to the landfill paragraph above), so bring your own.
This park is sometimes called David A. Lorenz Bark Park. It recently reopened after construction finished! Furthermore, it is right next to South Suburban Sports Complex - an ice rink.
To get to the soccer fields in David A Lorenz Regional Park, turn from East County Line Road. There will be quite a bit of parking next to each of these turf fields. There are bathrooms at each of these fields, too.
To get to one of the other turf fields, the baseball field, or the BMX track, turn from South Colorado Boulevard or go straight from Canyon Ranch Road onto Regional Park Road. There will be a gas station right here if you need coffee or snacks.
Driving in from here, the baseball field will be on the left. The rest of the fields, plus a lot of parking, will be on the right side. The BMX course will be on the left end. Some porta potties will be scattered near the parking lots.
In between the baseball field and the BMX track is a shade cover with some tables if you’re waiting for your kid’s game to begin.
Liza's review about the disc golf course says, "There's a putting basket at the top where you park and hole 1. There are patches of tall grass around and definitely potential to be all tall grass. After hole 5 is when you run Into looking for discs in the tall grass." There is also a river by hole 4 and 5, so make sure not to lose your disc. The hills are not that bad, though.
County Line BMX Track
The entire track was redesigned in early 2020. Races take place on Sunday and are closed to the public every other day. What makes the County Line BMX Track so unique is that it is one of the few tracks in south metro Denver and Arapahoe County. Youth camps take place on Mondays and Tuesdays, and gate practice is on Thursdays.
Every age is welcome to participate, no experience is required. This can make for a fun day for the family!
You will need protective clothing and a helmet to participate, plus a USABMX membership. The usual registration fees are $12.
Address: 4790 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Hours: 6 AM-8 PM daily
Coordinates: 39.565345, -104.931031
Nearby Parks and Locations: Ketring Park, Arapaho Park, Writers Vista Park, Southbridge Park, McLellan Reservoir, Cooley Lake, Redtail Lake, Footbridge Park, Eaglewatch Lake, Plum Valley Park, Carbone Park, Jackass Hill Park, and dozens more.