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.

Site History

  • 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

Contact Us

  1. Town Hall

    20120 E. Mainstreet
    Parker, CO 80138
    Ph: 303.841.0353

    Mary Colton
    Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Director
    Email Mary Colton

Harvie Open Space Conceptual Plan

HOS Plan Board

Harvie Northeast View

NE view 6-27-16

Harvie Property Vicinity Map

Harvie Property Vicinity Map_Web