Recreation, Parks & Trails

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages by developing and maintaining parks, open space and trails, and public facilities and providing quality recreation and senior citizen programs that maintain a balanced sense of community.

With over 300 days of sunshine annually, the mild climate in Brighton allows for year-round recreation. Are you a park enthusiast?  There are over 960 acres of municipal parkland including neighborhood, community, special-use and natural resource parks. Throw in another 34 miles of trails, 20 athletic fields, 19 playgrounds, and 600 acres of open space . . . and you’ve got a lot to play in!

Brighton also boasts a state-of-the-art family recreation center offering fitness and weight loss programs for all ages. The new Eagle View Adult Center is dedicated to the overall social, educational, and wellness needs of seniors and active adults. Other ways to enjoy your active lifestyle is by walking or riding a bike along the Platte River with Mt. Evans providing a scenic backdrop, fishing off the Ken Mitchell pier, or exploring nearby Barr Lake State Park. You may want to visit a Dog Park complete with its own water adventure, enjoy a round of golf or join in on the end-of-year Turkey Trot!

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