South Platte Park & Carson Nature Center

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This park encompasses 880 acres (356 hectares), including a section of the South Platte River. Ecosystems along the flood plain include riparian woodlands, grasslands and wetlands. As a result of this diversity, the area is teeming with an assortment of wildlife. The Theo L. Carson Nature Center, located in the park, offers interactive displays, which detail the history of the South Platte River and its plants and animals.

Location:  3000 West Carson Drive

Business hours:  Mo-Su 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.