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The Mary Carter Greenway (a.k.a. Arapahoe Greenway) runs for 8 miles along the South Platte River from Chatfield State Park near Columbine north to Englewood. Here it meets up with the Platte River Trail at W. Dartmouth Avenue. It also features whitewater boating facilities along the South Platte River.
Adjacent to the trail is a crushed stone path for pedestrians and wheelchair users; cyclists are not permitted on this path and must keep to the paved trail. Also, because the trail is heavily used, cyclists must obey speed limits of 15 mph or slower or risk being ticketed. Traffic calming roundabouts have also been added.
Along the way you'll find rest areas, interpretive sites and landscaping that has won numerous national awards, including the American Planning Association's Doing More with Less award, for its rehabilitation of the once neglected corridor.
The trail is named for Mary Carter who led the South Suburban Park Foundation in the 1980s.
Limited parking is available where the trail crosses W. Oxford Avenue, near the ballfields at Centennial Park off W. Union Avenue, at the end of W. Carson Drive west of where it intersects with S. Platte Parkway and at the southern terminus by Black Rock Lake off Viable Road.
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