With more than 2,400 acres
of open space, William Frederick Hayden Park on Green Mountain is the second
largest park in Lakewood. The park features a challenging network of
multi-use trails. The summit, at 6,800 feet, offers unique and stunning views
of the Denver metropolitan area to the east, as well as high mountain peaks
to the west.
Since 1972, the majority of William Frederick
Hayden Park was donated by, or purchased from, the Hayden Family. Once home
to the buffalo, this park now provides rich habitat for a diverse array of
wildlife, including coyotes, hawks, rattlesnakes, bluebirds, rabbit, mule
deer and an occasional mountain lion.