Cordera Parks & Trails

Cordera’s Award Winning Parks

The storybook themed parks in Cordera are unique to Colorado Springs and won Best Design 2006 from the Partnership for Community Design in Colorado Springs. In Cordera, magic and adventure come together in storybook-themed parks including Alice in Wonderland and Charlotte’s Web.

Ye Olde Castlewood Park

Ye Olde Castlewood Park

Ye Olde Castlewood Park

Ye Olde Castlewood Park in Cordera is inspired by the big and small theme from Alice in Wonderland.

The park features:

  • 3.2 acres of green, open space to play
  • Oversized and undersized sculptures and play equipment, giving children and adults alike the illusion of being really big or really small—depending on where they are in the park
  • A winding sidewalk themed after the Cheshire cat’s tail

Happy Meadows Park

Happy Meadows Park

Happy Meadows Park

The Happy Meadows play park is designed to look like the farm from Charlotte’s Web.

The park features:

  • 2.4 acres
  • Barn-themed play equipment
  • Large friendly spider sculpture
  • Large pig sculpture
  • Challenging climbing web
  • Combination half-court basketball and inline skating rink
  • Spring rider horse corral
  • Mini-apple orchard

Cordera’s Tom Kelly Grand Lawn

The Grand Lawn

The Grand Lawn

The Grand Lawn is located next to the Community Center, across from Chinook Trail Elementary School and themed after the book, The Secret Garden.

This 5+ acre park features:

  • Xeriscape principles and water conservation techniques throughout
  • A Secret Garden – with old heirloom roses and fruit-bearing trees
  • A Spring Garden – with plants including bulbs and crabapples that bloom in the springtime
  • A Shade Garden – located on the backside of the pool.  Will contain plants that need 6 hours or less of sunshine
  • Plus lots of open space to play Frisbee, catch a pass or have an afternoon picnic