The residents of Perry Park Ranch have the opportunity to enjoy many activities within the boundaries of the Metro District. True to the spirit of Colorado, many focus on enjoying the outdoor life along with opportunities for social group activities. Here are some of the most popular pursuits:
Perry Park Country Club
At the center of the Park, overlooking Lake Wauconda, is one of the finest golf courses on the Front Range. Its 18-hole layout meanders through some of the most spectacular scenery of red rock and pines in the area. A couples and family friendly club, it provides a rewarding golf and social environment for many Park and area residents. The club’s restaurant serves both casual meals for families, after golf refreshments and upscale dining for that special night out. Affordable golf memberships are available as are social memberships for those who are interested only in the dining and social events held at the club. More information can be found at perryparkcc.com.
The Metro District maintains a small recreational park with facilities for playtime activities. Swings, slides, a basketball court, a picnic pavilion and a small ball diamond make this a popular place for families to enjoy the Park’s outdoors.
Along the undeveloped roads and among the numerous parcels within the Park owned by the Metro District are many opportunities to enjoy a walk though some of the area’s most impressive scenery. Trails meander though scenic red rocks, and there are hikes to elevations above the Park to enjoy the views of Pike National Forest and the surrounding countryside. One enthusiastic group, dubbed the “Walkie Talkies” meets weekly for walks within the Park and for trips to hiking venues across the state.
Within the Park is a privately-owned facility for residents who wish to keep a horse nearby and enjoy riding on suitable trails and open space. This 75-acre facility provides indoor and outdoor riding facilities, boarding, training and time sharing of the ranch’s horses, as well as providing private lessons.
The stable is also the home of Horseback Miracles, a non-profit operation that offers equine therapy for disadvantaged teenage girls to help them make the mental and emotional changes necessary to become caring, confident and responsible individuals.
Each year, the Larkspur Mothers’ Group sponsors its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Big D open space. Children of all ages participate in this race to fill their baskets with some of the over 5000 strategically-hidden eggs.
The annual 4th of July festivities are kicked off with the traditional parade of fire trucks, red, white and blue decorated bikes, scooters, ATV’s, all manner of classic cars, pets and people. In the evening, residents gather at the Country Club for the Metro District’s crowd-pleasing fireworks display.