Northwest Open Space/Oscar Arnold Nature Area

Location: 
North: W. 112th Ave. & Ranch Dr.; South: North of Pecos St. & Roseanna Dr.

Northwest Open Space

Northwest Open Space is a 50-acre athletic complex that is utilized throughout the year for youth and adult soccer, football, cross-country, baseball and softball. The fencing, infield mix and backstops on the ball fields were replaced in 2010, along with the addition of a new soccer field.

This park is home to two sculptures gifted to the City by the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation, “Open Space” at the north entrance and “Orphans” at the south entrance, as well as another Plant Select xeric garden.

NWOS is home to the city's adult mud volleyball tournament, Mudapalooza, as well as its annual wiffleball tournament.

Oscar Arnold Nature Area

The Oscar Arnold Nature Area is nestled alongside the athletic fields at Northwest Open Space on the northeast portion of the property, north of the Farmers’ Highline Canal Trail.

This area hosts a unique blend of wooded areas with mature cottonwoods, cattail marshes, and other wetland plants that are valuable resources for wildlife. A variety of species including foxes, coyotes, raccoons, hawks, pheasants, and owls, among others are residents of this area.

The city adopted an Open Space Management Plan in 2002 that identifies a long-term maintenance and improvement program to the park’s natural area to control undesirable vegetative growth and enhance and preserve its standing as a wildlife habitat.

Acres: 
83.84 Acres
Playground: 
No
Picnic Tables: 
No
Restrooms: 
Yes
Information Boards: 
Yes
Flower Beds: 
Yes
Sports Facilities: 
Baseball
Football
Multisport Fields
Soccer
Water Features: 
Stream
Pavilion: 
No
Other Features: 

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
303-451-8326