The Pinery HOA owns and cares for three parks within the Pinery: North Park, Lakeshore Park and most recently, the Pinery Nature Park.
- North park
North Park is located at the intersection of Ponderosa Way and Sunridge Hollow.
For the convenience of those who live in the northern part of the Pinery, North Park provides opportunity for picnicking, walking and sandpit volleyball. It offers a playground for the kids with new picnic tables, benches and adult exercise stations.
- lakeshore park
Lakeshore Park is located at the intersection of Lakeshore Dr. and Thunderhill Rd.
Lakeshore Park is located just down the road from Bingham Lake, It is a beautiful spot for picnicking.New benches have recently been added along with a kids' climber. You may also enjoy the short walking trail around the park where you will find newly placed adult exercise stations.
Every August you are invited to join in the fun at the Pinery Picnic and Art Show taking place at Lakeshore Park.
- Pinery nature park
The Pinery Nature Park is located on North Pinery Parkway just east of the RTD parking lot and south of Northeast Elementary School.
The Nature Park is an expansion of the original Bird Sanctuary. It is an ongoing project. Phase I has begun with the building of a shelter that will become a history center and a pergola providing a beautiful mountain view. Trails meander throughout. Boulders, bushes, trees and plants for attracting butterflies and birds have been planted with more to come. In 2012, flagstone benches and picnic tables will be added along with more plantings. Even now it is a peaceful, pleasant place to spend time. Keep watch as this beautiful park evolves.
douglas county Parks
- bingham lake park
6025 N Thunderhill Rd.
- 1 mile of soft-surface trail
- Picnic shelter: seats 40
- Portable restroom
- Parking for 25 cars
- Electricity available
Hours: sunrise to sunset
Directions: From the intersection of Parker Rd. and North Pinery Parkway, turn left or east on North Pinery Parkway. Then turn right on East Lakeview Dr. and make another right on East Lakeshore Dr.
Located in the Pinery subdivision, Bingham Lake is quiet oasis that is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, dog enthusiasts and fisherman. Douglas County Parks and Trails manage the recreational facilities and the fishery. The one mile loop trail around the 25 acre lake is a popular attraction year round for local residents and visitors to the area. The shade shelter located at the west trailhead is a perfect location for a picnic as you take in the beauty of the front range and observe the waterfowl and other wildlife that frequent the lake.
The quality warm water fishery at Bingham Lake draws those that want to wet a line and test their skills against some of the various warm water game species that inhabit the lake. This includes large mouth bass, black crappie, walley, blue gill yellow perch, channel catfish and wipers Hybrid white/stripe bass). Since 2005 an annual stocking program has helped ensure that there adequate numbers of fish to catch. In addition, a fisheries habitat enhancement project, periodic fishery assessment and a requests for anglers to “catch and release” has helped maintain a quality fishery.
An annual Kids Fishing Derby is held each August in conjunction with the Pinery Homeowners' Association Annual Picnic. This event draws little fisherman from throughout the area. Trophies, prizes and the opportunity to catch the “big one” are all part of the fun.
The lake is managed under a private lake license, so a Colorado fishing license is not required. Changes in regulations by the Pinery Water and Wastewater District prohibit any type of boating or wading due to concerns of introducing Zebra or Quagga Mussels into the lake. Both are invasive species that would have a profound impact on the ecosystem and mechanical pumping operations at the lake.
- Pinery park
8176 Hillcrest, next to the Pinery Fire Station.
Directions: From Parker Rd go east on North Pinery Parkway, (1.6 miles) to Hillcrest (next to Fire Station), left (north) on Hillcrest to the park.
Hours: sunrise to sunset
- unlighted ballfield (baseball or softball use)
- soccer fields with goals
- basketball court
- picnic shelter (seating capacity – 50)
- waterless restroom
- parking capacity – 70 cars (paved)
- NO electricity/water available
- Bayou gulch regional park
4815 Fox Sparrow, 303-660-7400
Bayou Gulch Regional Park is owned and managed by Douglas County Parks. It consists of 205 acres and is located near Ponderosa High School. This Douglas County Regional Park features soft surface equestrian trails and a fenced dog park on the east side of Fox Sparrow Road. Active elements on the west side of Fox Sparrow include a synthetic turf ball field, synthetic turf multi-use field, picnic shelter, playground and basketball court.
Dog off Leash Area
Bayou Gulch provides 2+ acres of dog off-leash fun for man’s best friend on the east side Fox Sparrow Road. The dog park area is adjacent to 2.5 miles of soft surface trails that require dogs to be on leash as a courtesy to other trail users and wildlife.