April 30 marked the opening celebration for a missing link of the Cherry Creek Regional Trail and the new Broncos Parkway Trailhead, at 16400 E. Broncos Parkway.
Kevin Sear and Karen Sear with the Cherry Creek Valley Historical Society share historical photos with Jim Noon and Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon at one of the tables set up alongside Cherry Creek Regional Trail near the Broncos Parkway Trailhead. Attendees April 30 celebrated the completion of the trail section with carriage rides and games. Mayor Noon said the day was a great time to acknowledge the partnerships between the city, Arapahoe County and the Parker Jordan Metropolitan District that contributed to the project. Cherry Creek trail gives a chance for people to enjoy nature and the history of the area, Noon said. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen
Matthew McKean plays with a stick and hoop, demonstrating an old-fashioned game April 30 during the opening celebration for a missing link of the Cherry Creek Regional Trail. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen
Attendees of the April 30 celebration for the completed Broncos Parkway Trailhead in Centennial rode in carriages, played games and learned some of the history of the area. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen
Hawkquest, a nonprofit education outreach organization, shared three birds with visitors during the trail celebration, including this American Kestrel April 30. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.