Dickens Farm Nature Area is on a 52-acre site located between Main and Martin streets along the St. Vrain Creek. It is bordered by Boston Avenue to the north. It will be a trail-head for the St. Vrain Greenway trail system. The site includes areas for small boats and tubes to access the creek, plus slow-moving water play areas, a bike skills trail for beginners, an ADA-accessible nature-themed play area, and historical interpretation areas.
The new float course (also referred to as a tubing course or kayak course) on the St. Vrain Creek downstream (east) of Main Street is open to public use for tubing, kayaking and non-motorized small boat use. A designated open water access point at Main Street and takeout points east of Martin Street and at the 119th Street trail-head are marked by signs. Remember that any time you enter the creek, it is at your own risk.