Parks & Trails
Sterling Ranch will include over 30 miles of hard and soft surface trails perfect for local runners, walkers, bird watchers, and bikers.
Sterling Ranch is full of beautiful parks and open spaces to get residents outside to enjoy the great outdoors! Discover the various parks throughout the community and plan a visit.
Parks and Open Space Rules
Pets & Pet Waste
The control of dogs in Parks and Open Space is regulated by Douglas County Resolutions R-998-100 and R- 999-177, as may be amended, and is punishable as set forth in the applicable resolutions.
Dog owners must leash and have physical control of their dog(s) at all times. Dog owners shall pick up and dispose of the dog’s excrement.
The Community Authority Board (CAB) has installed numerous pet waste stations to assist residents in keeping the community clean.
Motorized vehicles are prohibited in parks, trails, and open space as defined in Section 12.04.
Glass containers, littering, dumping, and misuse of public property are prohibited.
Fires are permitted within charcoal burning grills provided at park shelters, or within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled grills/stoves on CAB or District-owned or managed developed park sites and parking lots when no fire restrictions apply.
Firearms and Weapons
Firearms are defined as any pistol, revolver, rifle, or other weapons of any description from which a shot, projectile, arrow or bullet may be discharged. This includes and is not limited to compressed air guns, CO2 and battery-operated guns, BB guns, pellet guns, airsoft pellet guns, paintball guns, and slingshots. Archery equipment is defined as any bow including, but not limited to, a crossbow, longbow, or compound bow, which shoots arrows or other projectiles. Model rockets and airplanes are defined as any craft that is propelled off the ground by a gas or electric engine, CO2, compressed air, or any other form of power. Only model gliders propelled by humans and airplanes propelled by elastic bands are permitted.
- Possessing fireworks, firearms, archery equipment, model rockets, and airplanes on any CAB owned or managed properties are prohibited, except as provided by Section 18-12-201, C.R.S., et seq.
- Firing or shooting any firearm or archery equipment in or into any CAB, Dominion, or District-owned or managed properties is prohibited.
- Swimming or the use of watercraft and or floatation devices is prohibited. Use of model, or remote-controlled toy boats on CAB, Dominion, or District-owned ponds and open water may not interfere with, or disturb fish, wildlife, and fishing activities.
Parks and open spaces are open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.
Hitting golf balls in or into CAB, Dominion or District-owned or managed property is prohibited.
Amplified sound systems are prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by the CAB.
Disorderly conduct as defined in Section 18-9-106, C.R.S. is prohibited.
Relocating or releasing animals, fish, birds, or insects on CAB, Dominion or District-owned or managed property is prohibited.
Fishing is permitted in CAB ponds and is governed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s fishing regulations. CAB, Dominion and District-owned and managed ponds and water bodies are regulated by both statewide rules and the CAB’s posted site rules.
- A CAB fishing permit shall be required by any Person fishing in CAB ponds.
Harassment of wildlife as defined in Section 33-6-128, C.R.S. is prohibited.