There are multiple paved trail variations you can choose from (see the map in photos.) We started off with the largest loop which is .89 miles which would normally take someone around 15 minutes depending on your speed. It took us longer since we had to stop every 30 seconds and work on training.
The walk goes around a large soccer field, which is packed on the weekends and there’ll sometimes be teams practicing on the weekdays after school hours.
It’s a pretty nice, big field if you’re into that sort of thing… I’m not really sure what else you’re supposed to say about a field. It’s a field. It’s green, well groomed and normally has flocks of geese.
The half of the walk I enjoy is when it goes around the pond… lake?... I’m not really sure if it qualifies as a pond or a lake, sorry I’m not an expert on bodies of water.
Anyway, it’s a little area with the view of the “body of water”, trees, lots and lots of geese (which of course comes with their poop that your dogs will try to eat if they’re anything like mine), a rock structure that runs with water in the summer so kids often play in it, nicely groomed grass, a playground for the kids… or the adults if you’re like me and still enjoy a good swing, and picnic area. It’s not too shabby for your neighborhood park.
Because of the soccer games the whole park is almost always crowded on weekends, on weekdays you can normally bet on seeing at least four or five other people on your journey.
Now it’s time for the chunk of our adventure that got a tad confusing…. After the loop we though we’d venture onto the next little loop right next to the main loop we saw on the map. Problem was we got very confused by the map, we didn’t see which side was Garrison and which side was Kipling.
We ended up going towards Kipling and ended up on a horse trail that we had to actually walk next to as the dirt was too deep for none horse purposes.
Here are the photos of our accidental adventure…
Then I got home and looked at the map again before I wrote this and realized they actually did label the streets. In fact I now see how easy the map actually is to understand. *Resting my hand on my head in embarrassment. * You can clearly see the trail is between Garrison and the baseball fields. I don’t know how we managed to fail that.
I warned you guys in my bio page that I can be raging blonde. Don’t judge me.
Addenbrooke isn’t my favorite adventure destination but it does have a few good features and functions as a good, quick walk right in the neighborhood and as it turns out it's a great place to got to work on training.
600 S. Kipling Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Accessible by Kipling or Garrison