Daniel L. Schaefer Athletic Complex

9750 W. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80235

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Park Description
The main feature of the park is the athletic fields. The athletic field areas provide plenty of open play area when athletic events are not in session.

Park Amenities

Park History
The Daniel L. Schaefer Athletic Complex is located on a tract of land that was originally owned by the adjacent Federal Correctional Institution. In 1972, the Federal Government dedicated 90 acres of Federal Correctional Institution land to Foothills. Forty of the 90 acres were added to the Foothills Golf Course and the remaining 50 acres became the Athletic Complex. Note: A plaque hung in the Maintenance & Service Center acknowledges the 90-acre dedication.

The seven acres that comprise fields #92 and #93 were added in 1981. Seven additional acres east of Independence St. were dedicated in 1992. The final 15 acres adjacent to Weiland School were added in 2001.

The name was changed to the Daniel L. Schafer Athletic Complex in 1993. Congressman Schafer was a former member of the Foothills Board of Directors and was instrumental in the land acquisitions at the Athletic Complex.

Directions To Park
This park is located on the southeast corner US Highway 285 and S. Kipling Parkway. From the intersection of US Highway 285 and S. Kipling Parkway, head south on S. Kipling Pkwy to the first stoplight. At the stoplight, turn left into the park. Parking lots are available.

Adjacent Subdivisions
Westborough, Mt. Carbon, Bluefield Acres

Baseball themed playground near a ballfield.
Full playground area with sports fields and a park shelter nearby in the background.
Outside view of the batting cages showing picnic benches for spectators.
Youth practicing their batting skills at the batting cages
Schaefer Athletic Complex Picnic Shelter
Overhead drone image of the cushioned, rubberized turf field replacement for adaptive baseball play.