Johnson Habitat Park Denver


Posted by metropgs | Posted in Southwest Metro Denver Playgrounds | Posted on 15-01-2016

Johnson Habitat Park Panoramic

Folks, this is huge! A family friendly playground with much to do! Johnson Habitat Park has opened in Denver as part of a huge project to beautify spaces along the South Platte River.


Located on the west side of the South Platte River near Alameda Avenue and Jason Street,Johnson-Habitat Park is a premier environmental education and play experience that includes an outdoor classroom, climbing platforms, rock sculptures, sand play and supervised camping for youth-focused nonprofit programs.  It also comprises a signature concrete jetty, stone amphitheater and fire pit along the river’s edge, as well as enhancements to the South Platte River Trail including an expanded bike path and soft surface pedestrian trail. 

Denver, in partnership with the Greenway Foundation, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is helping remake Grant-Frontier, Overland, Vanderbilt and Johnson-Habitat Park into wilderness-in-the city spaces. There will also be improvements made to three miles of the South Platte trail between and extending past the parks.

We visited there and our kids did not want to leave. You can spend hours at this playground/park, pack a lunch, load up the bikes and scooters and you are guaranteed a fantastic day.

Johnson Habitat Park

The playground is pretty good sized and offers lots of climbing opportunities.

Johnson Habitat Park

Johnson Habitat Park

There is also an area with huge boulders, another opportunity for fun. My boys love these!

Johnson Habitat Park Climbing Rocks 22

Johnson Habitat Park Climbing Rocks

Now get this!  That is NOT all!  There is an area filled with stumps and logs and you can build a shelter, a fort, a car, you name it!

Johnson Habitat Park Building Area

Johnson Habitat Park Building Area

Johnson Habitat Park Building Area

Next up… the beach area next to the river. Great opportunity to skip some stones.

Johnson Habitat Park Riverfront

There is another learning area near the river overlook with signs placed around like this…

Johnson Habitat Park Building Wetlands Info

There is also a huge open area for picnics, sports and just hanging out. Lots of paths to ride around which is one of our favorite features. There is even a play area for tiny tots. I hear this summer they will be setting up a tubing launch area too!

We found a new favorite park!

Johnson Habitat Park Building Spree