Directions To Park • Satellite Imagery of Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, Park & Pool
From the intersection of S. Wadsworth Blvd and W. Bowles Ave., head south on S. Wadsworth Blvd. to the stop light at W. Parkhill Ave., turn right on W. Parkhill Ave. and travel to the park. A parking lot is available.
Kipling Villas, Kipling Sun Townhomes
The main feature of this park is Lilley Gulch Recreation Center. The facility includes an indoor pool, gymnasium, racquetball courts, and programming space. The Lilley Gulch Regional Trail runs through the park. Athletic fields, including the Dante Bichette Memorial Baseball Field are located at the north west corner of the park. Dante Bichette is a former Colorado Rockies outfielder. The field was built in 2000 as part of the Rockies “Field of Dreams” program. The trail begins at S. Pierce St. and heads west through Woodmar Square Park, Lilley Pad Park, Chief Colorow Park, and the Lilley Gulch Recreation Center and ends at S. Kipling Pkwy. No dedicated trailheads, but the Lilley Gulch Recreation Center is an ideal starting point.
2 baseball fields, 2 multi-use fields, 4 unlighted tennis courts, 1 half court basketball court, volleyball court, playground, horseshoe pits and one picnic shelter (Note: the picnic shelter is available on a first come, first serve basis)
The Lilley Gulch Regional Trail runs through the park.
Total distance from Pierce St. to Kipling Parkway: 2.19 Miles.
Width / Trail Surface: 8’ / Concrete
Difficulty Factor: Easy
Twenty acres of the park were donated to the Foothills by Melody Homes when the Kipling Villas Subdivision was platted in 1973. The remaining 10 acres were acquired from R-1 schools in 1979 in exchange for the land Foothills owned at Chief Colorow Park. The recreation center was built in 1981. The park was originally called Kipling Villas Park.