Red-tailed Hawk Park located at 23701 East Hindsdale Way, is Aurora’s
newest community park. Located near the intersection of South Aurora
Parkway and East Hindsdale Way, Red-tailed Hawk Park Phase I is complete.
Park users for Phase I will find an expansive playground, large turf
field, a beautiful wetland boardwalk, and plenty of parking, restroom
facilities and a connection to the expansive Piney Creek Regional Trail
Phase II, is currently under construction which will include an outdoor
aquatic playground with interactive spray features.
There will be six full sized, lighted, competition bocce ball courts, six
horseshoe pits, and an area for sand volleyball, shade shelters and picnic
areas, vault restroom facilities and regional trail connection.
Phase II is scheduled to be completed by fall of 2010.
Red-tailed Hawk funding was made possible by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)
which awarded a $200,000 grant. This was a very competitive grant in
which Colorado and the City of Aurora were the successful recipients.
Another $250,000 for the park came from Arapahoe County Open Space Grant,
which was also a competitive grant, with Aurora being the recipient.
There was also $900,000 Park Development fee received from the land
developers, US Home/Lennar, and Carma.
There was funding from Arapahoe County Share Back Dollars based on a per
Phase I which included boardwalk and grading was 1.195m and Phase II cost
What is important is that the funding for the park was paid for with no
tax dollars and no expenditure from the Aurora General fund which at the
present time is experiencing significant cutbacks due to the economy.
Red-tailed Hawk Park