Chatfield Arboretum

Address: 9201 S. Carr St., Littleton, 80123

Chatfield Arboretum consists of 700 acres of land operated by the Denver Botanical Gardens. The land was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1975. The site contains a pioneer farmstead the Hildebrand Farm, dating from the 1860s, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It also is the site of the Deer Creek School built in 1883 and a second farm, the Green Acres Ranch, which was settled after the turn of the century. The farms were continuously occupied until the Corps of Engineers purchased the land for the Chatfield Reservoir which was filled in 1974. Part of the mandate of the Chatfield Arboretum is to maintain stewardship of these historic areas.
Quad Map/Date: Littleton, 1964 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S10, T6S, R69W
Elevation: 5480
Source: Interview, Chatfield Arboretum Staff.
See Also: Deer Creek School; Hildebrand Farm; Green Acres Ranch
Last Modified: Mon, June 26 2017

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