Harvie Open Space
Located just north of the intersection of Mainstreet and Canterberry Parkway, this 72-acre site was conveyed to the Town by Douglas County in 2016. The property includes a conservation easement, held by Douglas Land Conservancy, allowing for minimal improvements that is designed to protect the long-term open space values of the site. Uses allowed per the existing conservation easement include soft-surface trails, interpretive signage, gravel parking lot with up to 20 spaces, picnic shelters, tables, benches, one restroom facility, wood fencing, plus a maximum of two historic structures.
Master Plan Details
- 72 acres (does not include Pope Rd. on the east border; that’s still County-owned/maintained).
- Conceptual Plan includes series of soft-surface trails with several trailside seating areas with various interpretive displays.
- Soft-surface parking lot (max. 20 parking spaces) with access off of Mainstreet.
- Several low-impact pedestrian drainage crossings.
- One ADA accessible restroom (vault type) located at parking lot area.
- Dawn to dusk use of the site with minimal lighting located near Mainstreet/Canterberry Parkway intersection for safety/security purposes.
- Potential pedestrian only access points located along Mainstreet.
- Intersection enhancements to facilitate safe access to the site.
- Future Ray J. Harvie Park identification sign located near parking lot area.
- February, 1996 – Ray J. Harvie granted to the Douglas County Land Conservancy a Conservation Easement covering the 72 acre property.
- February, 1996 – Ray J. Harvie conveyed the 72 acre property to Douglas County subject to a “Life Estate”. Upon Mr. Harvie’s death in 2008 the Life Estate was terminated and the property was to be named and known as, Ray J. Harvie Park.
- December, 2016 – Property conveyed from Douglas County to the Town of Parker. Town is now subject to the provisions in the Conservation Easement.
- June/July, 2017 – Town of Parker initiates and completes clean-up of the property.
- December, 2017 – Town completes the Master Plan*
Uses Allowed by Conservation Easement
- Soft-surface trails
- Interpretive signage, including signs identifying the property
- Soft-surface (i.e. road base) parking lot with maximum parking for 20 cars
- One restroom facility
- Weed management, erosion control & vegetation enhancement
- Smooth wire fencing & wood fencing acceptable to Colorado Division of Wildlife
- Picnic shelter, picnic tables & benches. These structures shall be of an earth tone color. Picnic shelters may have a concrete base and accommodate up to 25 people in total
- Placement of no more than two historic structures on the property