Westerly Creek just before sunset at the 26th Ave. bridge.
Dennis Piper who served as the Stapleton Development Corporation’s Director of Parks and Environment full time for 10 years beginning in 1998, says “Westerly Creek is one of the best things at Stapleton, an incredible success as a natural area and as a design that reduces erosion. Several times it has handled way more than the hundred-year flood.”
Westerly Creek drains an area in Aurora and Denver that extends south of Iliff Avenue and beyond I-225, collecting storm runoff that flows into two dams in Lowry that moderate the downstream flow from Lowry to the Sand Creek confluence. Map courtesy of Urban Drainage