- Elizabeth Parks and Recreation
- Cherry Creek State Park
- Castlewood Canyon
- Golf in Denver & Colorado
- Theater and Performing Arts
- Libraries & Library Districts
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Elizabeth was established as saw mill camp for the railroads in 1855 cutting ties from the Black Forest trees. In 1858 gold was discovered but it never amounted to a major boom for the town. The lumber, grasslands and location caused settlers to steadily move in. When the original camp was flooded the townsite was moved to its current location.
Today, “Elizabeth” means small town, horse properties, pine trees and wide open prairies. Properties can range in price from the mid $200,000 up to multi-million dollar agricultural properties. One acre sites may be in the trees while larger sites will tend to be more grassland, good for grazing. There are also town lots and properties avaiable in the town. A Safeway and a Walmart both serve the community. Real estate values tend to stay fairly level although proximity to Denver tends to increase value.
The Elizabeth School District serves the community of Elbert County or about 2700 students . One finds however that the majority of the front range communities that are part of Denver are a diverse mix of public systems, charter schools, and private/parochial schools. There is one charter school in the Elizabeth School District which is considered a public school and is included in the district listings. Please see the more school connections link for private, charter and home schooling options.
Attendance boundaries for each school can change often. The property address will determine school attendance. It is best to check with the district for accurate information.
Parochial School Network
More school connections
Elizabeth is a town in the State of Colorado operating under the direction of a Board of Trustees. There are 7 members, 5 trustees and a Mayor and a Mayor Pro Team.
Elbert County Colorado
Town of Elizabeth Colorado website
A wiki link to the city’s history and the Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce history page. Elizabeth has different histories presented as clearly noted by the wiki link and the Chamber of Commerce. What is clear is that there was a steam powered saw mill that needed the water from Running Creek to operate. More than likely, this mill was developed to provide ties for the Denver & New Orleans Railroad from the ponderosa pines through the area. The railroad reached the town in 1881 and went on to Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The town was supposedly named after the Govenor’s sister who was on that first train.
Parks and Recreation
In Elizabeth, due to its size and population, the “parks” part of the Public Works Department and residents take advantage of opportunities for recreation throughout the area, a lot of which Colorado is famous for including many horse clubs. The rest may be local golf, flag football or softball teams, walking and jogging path maps, or even recreation centers provided for residents.