What makes a great neighborhood even greater? Open space, parks and trails of course! As we move into Phase II of Painted Prairie, we are excited to share a sneak peek into the future amenitized parks that are planned for all phases of our community. Soon, you will stroll through street-adjacent linear and pocket parks with unexpected green spaces to relax, gather and enjoy nature.
Our network of parks will continue to expand as we connect residents to the Town Center. Currently under development, this upscale leisure oasis will host neighbors, visitors, and people from the surrounding area as they gather to listen to live music, shop the stalls of the seasonal Farmer’s Market, enjoy outdoor festivals, and connect with the community at exciting events.
Elsewhere in the community, at the final head gate of historic Highline Canal, the future Prairie Retreat Park, currently in the planning stages, will provide a place to discover our agrarian roots with spaces to gather, exercise and explore the diversity of the prairie landscape. Built in the 1800s, the Highline Canal spans 71 miles, with a mere 140 feet of fall, and includes 162 headgates — the last one located and preserved at Painted Prairie.
The canal brought the promise of water and the opportunity of settlement, habitation, urbanization, and farming to the prairie’s early pioneers. No longer in use, Painted Prairie is preserving and rehabilitating the last mile of the canal route and is paying homage to its final head gate with the future installation of Prairie Retreat Park to mark and honor the canal’s history, significance and cement its preservation for future generations.
We invite you to stop by and visit Painted Prairie, our parks, our homes, and our community. Next time you are here, take some pictures and tag our Instagram page. We want to know what you like most about our little slice of the prairie.