Greeley's Newest Natural Area

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Rocky bluff with cacti at Shurview Open Space

Together with the Trust for Public Land, the City of Greeley has acquired a 978-acre property that will be used as a natural area for outdoor recreation and habitat conservation. This land acquisition is part of the Natural Areas & Trails (NAT) division’s vision of providing equal access for all Greeley residents to nature, with the long-term goal of making sure everyone is within a 10-minute walk to nature. The property includes over a third of a mile of shoreline of the Cache la Poudre River, bluffs that overlook the river, and views of the Rocky Mountains. It will provide more outdoor recreation opportunities for residents across Greeley and the northern Colorado region and will serve as important habitat for the area’s wildlife.

The acquisition doubles the City’s acres of public natural areas for the community to enjoy. The goal is for the property to act as a recreational hub. Eventually, there will be a trail connecting it to the 50-mile Poudre River Trail (when completed in 2023). The project was jointly funded by the Trust for Public Land, Great Outdoors Colorado, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Town of Windsor and the City of Greeley. Click here to read more about this property.

The City would like to get an idea for how the community wants to use the natural area. The City hopes to work closely with people to understand all the interests and bring the vision for this property to life while also balancing the need to protect valuable wildlife habitat.

Initially dubbed the 'Shurview property', the site will also be renamed by the community as part of the public engagement process.

Directions to the site: If you are attending the Kick-Off Celebration or one of the Public Site Tours, please navigate to Missile Site Park, 10611 CO-257 Spur, Greeley, CO 80634 (see directions below). Public access is only permitted during posted events.

From 10th St, turn north onto CO-257 Spur (follow signs for Missile Site Park). Travel west on CO-257 Spur for 0.5 miles. Turn right (north) on Missile Park Rd. Travel north on Missile Park Rd. for 0.75 miles. Continue straight past Missile Site, you will see a fenced area on your left. Continue straight until you see a fence and gate directly in front of you, at the north end of Missile Site Park. Natural Areas and Trails staff will be set up here to provide information about the natural area and to ask for your input.

Together with the Trust for Public Land, the City of Greeley has acquired a 978-acre property that will be used as a natural area for outdoor recreation and habitat conservation. This land acquisition is part of the Natural Areas & Trails (NAT) division’s vision of providing equal access for all Greeley residents to nature, with the long-term goal of making sure everyone is within a 10-minute walk to nature. The property includes over a third of a mile of shoreline of the Cache la Poudre River, bluffs that overlook the river, and views of the Rocky Mountains. It will provide more outdoor recreation opportunities for residents across Greeley and the northern Colorado region and will serve as important habitat for the area’s wildlife.

The acquisition doubles the City’s acres of public natural areas for the community to enjoy. The goal is for the property to act as a recreational hub. Eventually, there will be a trail connecting it to the 50-mile Poudre River Trail (when completed in 2023). The project was jointly funded by the Trust for Public Land, Great Outdoors Colorado, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Town of Windsor and the City of Greeley. Click here to read more about this property.

The City would like to get an idea for how the community wants to use the natural area. The City hopes to work closely with people to understand all the interests and bring the vision for this property to life while also balancing the need to protect valuable wildlife habitat.

Initially dubbed the 'Shurview property', the site will also be renamed by the community as part of the public engagement process.

Directions to the site: If you are attending the Kick-Off Celebration or one of the Public Site Tours, please navigate to Missile Site Park, 10611 CO-257 Spur, Greeley, CO 80634 (see directions below). Public access is only permitted during posted events.

From 10th St, turn north onto CO-257 Spur (follow signs for Missile Site Park). Travel west on CO-257 Spur for 0.5 miles. Turn right (north) on Missile Park Rd. Travel north on Missile Park Rd. for 0.75 miles. Continue straight past Missile Site, you will see a fenced area on your left. Continue straight until you see a fence and gate directly in front of you, at the north end of Missile Site Park. Natural Areas and Trails staff will be set up here to provide information about the natural area and to ask for your input.

Page last updated: 10 Nov 2022, 04:37 PM