Douglas County Parks Series: Highland Heritage Regional Park

By Kari Ploysa, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Administration & Marketing Assistant October 6, 2021

Highland Heritage Regional Park
9651 S. Quebec St., Littleton
Hours: Sunrise-Sunset

This 92-acre park is located just to the South of the post office in Highlands Ranch. There's a fun playground with lots of slides and obstacles and a hidden playground that is just awesome! But what really drew me to it were the workout areas. 

There are three separate areas to work out. One is between the dog park and the soccer fields. This one seems newer and is excellent if you want to work out in peace. It's a quieter area where you can be alone in nature. 

The second area is a bit older and more worn. It's right next to the playground, which is good for two reasons. The first reason is so that you can work out while keeping an eye on your children while they play. The second reason is to introduce your children to workout equipment early in life, which can lead to healthy practices later in life. 

Many stations use body weight for resistance; therefore, it's suitable for all ages. Children should not play on this equipment, so make sure to supervise them and help them to figure out proper ways to use them. 

The playground here looks like it has been well used. It is pretty large with two separate play structures, one for smaller children and one for older children, connected by uneven monkey bars. The playground can get pretty busy, but it's so large it's not noticeable. 

The third workout area, hidden between the soccer fields and the West Fields, feels like a place to work out as a group. A smaller space with multiple seats on each structure brings people together to push each other and keep each other accountable.

I've been to this park many times before, and I had never been too impressed with the play area for kids. It's large but typical of any other park, but then I found the park between the West Field and soccer fields. 

This playground is smaller, but it's brighter, cleaner, and has a few pieces I've never seen before. The stand-up swivel was fun, even for me to try. I also liked the tree trunk to climb; it is a fun way to introduce your little ones to climbing in nature. There is a medium-sized rock on the playground that is also conducive to climbing. It's shaded in the morning and very peaceful. 

Next to this playground is a sand volleyball court (make sure to bring sand toys), a basketball court, and a large pavilion separated into three sections for multiple groups.

Last but not least, there is a ball field in front of an amphitheater, a beautiful setting for concerts and other community activities. 

I can't wait to attend the FREE concerts in the park on Thursday nights in June and July. It will be fun for the whole family!


  • Playgrounds
  • Exercise grounds
  • Multi-use synthetic fields
  • Multi-use natural fields
  • Basketball court
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Amphitheater
  • Dog off-leash park


  • Shelters/Pavilions (Reservable)
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches


  • Concessions
  • Flush restrooms
  • Waterless restrooms
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Electricity
  • Stroller friendly


Right up the road is the delicious Tamale Kitchen. I'm a sucker for fresh tamales, but they also have traditional fare like tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. About two miles west is Rocket Fizz, one of my favorite sweet shops. They have brown paper bags with surprise candy and toys inside. I like to grab one for each of my boys as a treat and then watch them open it. It's like Christmas. 

Get outside and play more! Visit the Parks and Playgrounds section of our directory to learn about other Douglas County parks.

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