In 2005, Foxfield was awarded a $250,000 grant from Arapahoe County Open Space to acquire and develop the Norfolk property as open space, a pedestrian/bicycle trail corridor and a park. The 13-acre parcel is at the southeast corner of Parker and Arapahoe Roads. Norfolk Open Space is a cooperative partnership between the Town of Foxfield, CDOT, Arapahoe County and Urban Drainage. The construction of the interchange and expanding commercial development will be mitigated by this much needed open space buffer. The open space and its improvements will help maintain the community identity, protect an existing natural habitat and provide a safe multi-use trail and access point to community resources including the Cherry Creek Regional Trail, Arapahoe Crossings Mall and other amenities benefiting thousands of southeast metropolitan area residents.
Foxfield’s trail system provides safe, convenient and accessible facilities for various user groups including pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians while maintaining the town’s rural and primarily single-family
residential character. It provides connectivity within the town and to other key destinations such as regional trails, parks, schools, retail centers and adjacent residential neighborhoods. The system offers residents and visitors an alternative to automobile travel, promoting a healthy lifestyle and opportunities to connect with Foxfield’s rural character.