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The park is a trailhead to the western end of the St. Vrain Greenway and has 2.6 miles of park trails, an ADA-accessible fishing pier, two restrooms and nine picnic shelters. A 140-foot span bridge crosses the river just downstream of a concrete cascade; a reminder of the gravel and concrete operations that created the ponds. Wildlife of all kinds, especially waterfowl like great blue herons and cormorants, are easily viewed in the park.
The land was donated to the City of Longmont by the V.V. Golden Foundation. Vernon Golden, who had mined gravel on this site, donated the land to Longmont citizens as a place to fish, walk and enjoy nature. A bronze sculpture of ‘Vern’ helping a small boy fish was donated by the family and is located along the path just west of the parking lot.