Camp Branch Glade
Camp Branch Glade is a minimally developed 58-acre park that features a unique ecosystem. Opened in November 2014, the park's forested areas and rare limestone glade habitat make it unlike any other park in the JCPRD system. Located west of Mission Road on 175th street, Camp Branch Glade will eventually be connected to two other district park properties once they are developed - the adjacent 300-acre Camp Branch Park site and the future Camp Branch Streamway Park.
Camp Branch Glade is one of the only sites in the county with a wealth of Prickly Pear Cactus and numerous limestone features. The park contains a sinkhole, a large exposed limestone ridge, and numerous large boulders along a small intermittent stream that flows into Camp Branch Creek and then into the Blue River.
The primary feature of the park’s phase one development is a 1.5-mile trail system consisting of three different loops. It’s a nature trail for hiking and equestrian use that is surfaced with wood mulch and earthen materials. Each loop leads through a different natural area. The west loop goes through the glade. The center loop is a relatively flat and moderate trail through the cedar canopy in the center part of the park where a limestone ridge is viewable. The east trail loop goes down to the creek and along a riparian corridor to a creek crossing with an intermittent water pool. It then passes through a limestone outcropping and leads back up to the center loop.
Hours of operation: Varies by season, visit jcprd.com