Prospect Recreation & Park District

14600 W. 32nd Ave.

The Arbor House is situated in a beautiful park setting. It seats 70, has a kitchen with a sink, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher, and a beautiful stone fireplace. Included with rental of the Arbor House are a gazebo/patio and a covered patio with three picnic tables and two BBQ grills. The Arbor House is ADA accessible. Perfect for any occasion!

5414 Kendrick Court

The Kendrick Cottage provides seating for 36. Like the Arbor House, Kendrick Cottage house has a sink, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. The beautiful east facing deck looks out on Crestview Park, and has outdoor seating and a large BBQ grill. The Kendrick Cottage is ADA accessible. Come check out Prospect’s newest gem!

  • Located on the west side of the Denver metro area, Prospect Recreation & Park District (PRPD) is a Colorado Title 32 Special District with a property tax mill levy of three mills.
  • PRPD serves an area of northern Jefferson County that is largely unincorporated, including the communities of Applewood and Fairmount, as well as the Denver West Office Park.
  • PRPD has seven developed parks; two indoor facilities can be rented for meetings, family reunions, holiday gatherings, and a variety of other functions.
  • PRPD is committed to providing the highest quality facilities, programs, and services to the citizens of our District and to other patrons.
  • Please check out this website for further information, or call us at (303) 424-2346.


Prospect Recreation & Park District
4198 Xenon Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

(303) 424-2346 phone
(303) 424-4066 fax

Quick Answers

Q. How much does it (Arbor House, Kendrick Cottage or any of our park facilities) cost?

A. Visit Reserving a Park or Facility

Q. What are the time blocks for renting the Arbor House or Kendrick Cottage?

A. Visit Reserving a Park or Facility and look under Scheduling.

Q. What is the capacity of the Arbor House?

A. Check out the Arbor House page and look under Other Arbor House details.

Q. What is the capacity of Kendrick Cottage?

A. Check out the Kendrick Cottage page then to click here to go to a pdf of info regarding Kendrick Cottage.

Q. Does the Arbor House have a kitchen?

A. Yes. More information at the Arbor House page under Other Arbor House details.

Q. Does Kendrick Cottage have a kitchen?

A. Yes it does. More details on the Kendrick Cottage page and then click the link to go to a pdf of info regarding Kendrick Cottage.

Q. May I have alcohol at my event?

A. Yes, with the proper permit. Find out more at the Arbor House page under Alcohol and Rowdiness.

Q. How can I check availability of a Park Shelter/Arbor House/Kendrick Cottage?

A. Call Prospect Recreation & Park District at (303) 424-2346.

Q. How do I make a reservation for a Park Shelter/Arbor House/Kendrick Cottage?

A. Call Prospect Recreation & Park District at (303) 424-2346.


Dec. 20, 2016- Prospect Recreation & Park District (PRPD), in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), acquired the Applewood Golf Course for $13.5 million from Molson Coors Brewing Co. The purchase is the result of more than a year and a half of planning and fundraising efforts by multiple partners to protect the unique tract of open space from residential development.

On June 13, 2016, the Board of Trustees of Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) awarded PRPD, in partnership with TPL, $3 million in funding for the acquisition. The project was one of four to receive a grant in the first ever round of GOCO’s Protect Initiative, which will invest $47 million over three years in once in a lifetime conservation opportunities in rural and urban areas of Colorado.

“The Applewood Golf Course project has been exceptional for many reasons, including the level of local community support and the amount of leveraging from multiple partners to make the property acquisition possible,” said Michele Frishman, Open Space Program Manager at GOCO. “Applewood’s current and future benefits to local recreation, including its potential to connect area trails, and its value as highly visible open space in a densely populated area are clear.”

The project is expected to create a new trail connection to the Peaks to Plains/Clear Creek Trail from W. 32nd Avenue. In addition, the property, with its access to Clear Creek and adjacency to several reservoirs, provides habitat for numerous migratory and resident birds and small animals.

Local community members have been highly supportive of protection of the open space since developers indicated interest in rezoning the land for more than 400 residential homes in 2015. Nearly 70 percent of PRPD’s constituents passed a bond measure in November 2015 to raise funds for the district to buy the property from Molson Coors Brewing Company and protect its use as a recreational amenity and open space.

“We at Prospect Recreation & Park District are absolutely thrilled to bring this project to fruition. We believe this truly reflects the priorities and values of the constituents of the District who by their vote agreed to fund the bulk of this acquisition. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of those who put so much hard work into making this happen, especially The Trust for Public Land and Hillary Merritt, the Save Applewood Golf Course community committee, the local homeowners associations who supported this effort, and the Prospect Foundation,” commented Jim Zimmerman, Chair of the Board of Directors of Prospect Recreation & Park District. “And finally, we want to extend our deepest thanks to GOCO and Jefferson County Open Space, who by their grants have provided the additional funding to make the acquisition of the Applewood Golf Course a reality.”

“The local community spoke loud and clear about its desire to see this place conserved as open space, going so far as to vote to tax themselves to make it happen,” said Jim Petterson, The Trust for Public Land’s Colorado state director. “Given that level of energy and commitment, we are humbled to to have had the opportunity to partner with this community to help fulfill its vision for parks, trails, and open space.”

As a result of the voter approved bond, PRPD leveraged $9.4 million in funding for the purchase, and Jefferson County Open Space contributed a $1.1 million grant from its Local Park and Recreation Grant Program.

“We are delighted to be one of the many partners that joined together to preserve Applewood Golf Course for the community to enjoy, covet, and steward as public open space and parkland. This is a great story of a small park district that wisely engaged and enlisted the community and partners to come together to preserve this important place. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to all who worked so hard on this. They have given the community a lasting holiday gift,” said Jefferson County Director of Parks & Open Space Tom Hoby.

We’re pleased to have partnered with PRPD and TPL to preserve the golf course for the benefit of the community. We’ve owned the property since the 1960s, but we need to devote more of our focus to growing our global operations. Together with our donation of South Table Mountain in 2004, we’re proud of our continued support for preserving the great outdoors in our hometown of Golden, Colorado,” said Sam Walker, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer at Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Park and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a Constitutional Amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 4,700 projects in urban and rural areas in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support. Visit for more information.

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Millions of people live near a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit

Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Our mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy, nature based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, our organization contributes to city and recreation district projects, has preserved more than 54,000 acres, and manages 28 regional parks and more than 230 miles of trails in Jefferson County Colorado.