Depot Prairie Park

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Depot Prairie Park is a low-water, biodiverse habitat that supports Colorado’s native pollinators and wildlife. The Park is a site for Englewood citizens and students to learn about Colorado’s native plants and wildlife, as well as the benefits and how-to of regenerative landscaping.

Transitioning from turf to a primarily native landscape at Depot Prairie Park will save the city an estimated 1 million gallons of water per year, reduce labor and the carbon footprint — while providing food and nesting sites essential for the survival of Colorado’s insects, butterflies, and birds.

Visit the park and enjoy the variety of plants that have been selected for their benefit to pollinators and wildlife, resilience, and beauty! Below see where you can sign up to volunteer. Stay tuned for the park’s plant list soon to be posted here.

Depot Prairie Park is located at 601 W. Dartmouth Ave.

Broadtail Hummingbird, Depot Prairie Park



Upcoming Kids Programs:

Children and adults can Learn about pollinators and explore Englewood's Depot Prairie Park together through a series of guided activities to discover how plants, insects, wildlife and our community are interconnected. The programs are designed for children aged 5-10 accompanied by an adult. Each monthly program focuses on a different theme and has a take home project to create your own pollinator habitat.

Programs are free but space is limited, sign up here

Hummingbirds: Saturday, August 7

Discover fun facts on these fast flyers and get the “hum” on the importance of their global conservation

Butterflies: Saturday, Sept 18

Migrate to Depot Prairie Pocket Park and morph through the life cycle of a beautiful butterfly.



Get Involved!

Volunteers are needed to plant and maintain this habitat

Sign up for a volunteer shift HERE

Depot Prairie Park is planted and maintained by community volunteers and needs hands-on support in order to thrive. Volunteering is a great way to learn about the plants and planting techniques we are using at the park, and to support declining pollinator populations.

Whether you can come once, weekly, or monthly, all help is welcome. No experience is necessary!

To receive volunteer and programming updates Sign Up Here.


Project Timeline:

As a volunteer led project, the planting is happening in stages.

Summer 2021: ongoing planting and maintenance

Fall 2021: The West side of the park will be planted by seed to mature into a native shortgrass prairie meadow. Training for this planting method will be provided to volunteers.

Spring 2022: Additional planting on East side of park and add rock garden on south side.

Please be patient while this park takes time to come to its full beauty! Native plants are slower to mature and flower because they put energy during their first years into growing amazingly deep roots. This makes them hardy and resilient to drought and weather extremes.


Park News

On Saturday, May 1 volunteers planted over 200 plants. Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens, LLC lead volunteers in a workshop on bare root planting…

Planting Day May 1, 2021


Happy Plants, July 15, 2021


Before (2020)

Now (2021):


August: 3 months since these plants were planted and already a feast for pollinators









Depot Prairie Park is a low-water, biodiverse habitat that supports Colorado’s native pollinators and wildlife. The Park is a site for Englewood citizens and students to learn about Colorado’s native plants and wildlife, as well as the benefits and how-to of regenerative landscaping.

Transitioning from turf to a primarily native landscape at Depot Prairie Park will save the city an estimated 1 million gallons of water per year, reduce labor and the carbon footprint — while providing food and nesting sites essential for the survival of Colorado’s insects, butterflies, and birds.

Visit the park and enjoy the variety of plants that have been selected for their benefit to pollinators and wildlife, resilience, and beauty! Below see where you can sign up to volunteer. Stay tuned for the park’s plant list soon to be posted here.

Depot Prairie Park is located at 601 W. Dartmouth Ave.

Broadtail Hummingbird, Depot Prairie Park



Upcoming Kids Programs:

Children and adults can Learn about pollinators and explore Englewood's Depot Prairie Park together through a series of guided activities to discover how plants, insects, wildlife and our community are interconnected. The programs are designed for children aged 5-10 accompanied by an adult. Each monthly program focuses on a different theme and has a take home project to create your own pollinator habitat.

Programs are free but space is limited, sign up here

Hummingbirds: Saturday, August 7

Discover fun facts on these fast flyers and get the “hum” on the importance of their global conservation

Butterflies: Saturday, Sept 18

Migrate to Depot Prairie Pocket Park and morph through the life cycle of a beautiful butterfly.



Get Involved!

Volunteers are needed to plant and maintain this habitat

Sign up for a volunteer shift HERE

Depot Prairie Park is planted and maintained by community volunteers and needs hands-on support in order to thrive. Volunteering is a great way to learn about the plants and planting techniques we are using at the park, and to support declining pollinator populations.

Whether you can come once, weekly, or monthly, all help is welcome. No experience is necessary!

To receive volunteer and programming updates Sign Up Here.


Project Timeline:

As a volunteer led project, the planting is happening in stages.

Summer 2021: ongoing planting and maintenance

Fall 2021: The West side of the park will be planted by seed to mature into a native shortgrass prairie meadow. Training for this planting method will be provided to volunteers.

Spring 2022: Additional planting on East side of park and add rock garden on south side.

Please be patient while this park takes time to come to its full beauty! Native plants are slower to mature and flower because they put energy during their first years into growing amazingly deep roots. This makes them hardy and resilient to drought and weather extremes.


Park News

On Saturday, May 1 volunteers planted over 200 plants. Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens, LLC lead volunteers in a workshop on bare root planting…

Planting Day May 1, 2021


Happy Plants, July 15, 2021


Before (2020)

Now (2021):


August: 3 months since these plants were planted and already a feast for pollinators








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