AURORAN: Take Your Name and Park It, Aurora


    How many parks in Aurora can you name? Utah? Expo? Del Mar? Maybe Wheel. If you can make it that far, you only have 104 more parks left to go.

    There are 108 parks around Aurora, ranging in size from 0.3 acres (Willow Bend Park) to more than 1,800 acres (the Aurora Reservoir). Here are a few other things you might not know about Aurora parks:

    We have a thing for Havana. Three parks around Aurora have Havana in their name, making it tied for the most popular name—Havana Heights, Havana Heights Pond, Havana Park. Olympic appears three times as well, and Cottonwood shows up a couple times.

    At our parks you can windsurf, play sand volleyball, boat, build a sand castle and lay on a beach, skateboard and we’re nowhere near California, dude.

    Least imaginative park name: City Park.

    What’s in a park name: Triangle Park (It has four sides) and Utah Park (But it’s in Colorado?) Did we spell that right? Centre Hills, CentrePointe, Generals Park

    Redundancy department of redundancy park name: Parklane Park

    You’re not allowed to feed the geese. Anywhere.