Common Areas keep Woodmoor desirable.
All residents of Woodmoor, as part of their membership in the Woodmoor Improvement Association, have common ownership in the common areas of Woodmoor. The common areas were deeded to the Woodmoor Improvement Association by the original developers of Woodmoor and are a great asset to our beautiful community.
Until recently, the Woodmoor Commons have been somewhat of a mystery since there were no signs designating those areas for common use and no maps available to all Woodmoor Residents which designate the location of the common areas. In 1994, the Board of Directors of the Woodmoor Improvement Association rounded up volunteer residents to hike the areas, name them, build and install signs to the bigger areas, and prepare the first Guide to the Woodmoor Commons. This update incorporates necessary revisions to the Woodmoor Commons.
Additionally, Woodmoor has numerous bridle trails in both North and South Woodmoor. Included in this guide are trails for non-motor vehicles as found in South Woodmoor. As a reminder, pets must be on a leash or other positive control in the Woodmoor Commons and please be a good neighbor and clean up after your pet.
The Woodmoor Commons are open for the use and enjoyment of all Woodmoor residents. As funds and volunteer effort permit, improvements will be added to the Woodmoor Commons, while still maintaining their natural environments. Your Woodmoor Improvement Association welcomes all who want to help protect and preserve these most important assets of Woodmoor.
What You Need to Know
Who Can Use Woodmoor Common Areas?
Woodmoor Common Areas are open to all Woodmoor residents and their guests. Because we are not a gated community, all of the roads within Woodmoor are public roads, so anyone is allowed to drive on them. As such, it is difficult to know who is and who is not a resident. If you see suspicious activity at any Common Area, you are asked to contact Woodmoor Public Safety immediately.
Who is Responsible for Maintenance on Common Areas?
All maintenance of Common Areas is performed by Woodmoor Improvement Association. Maintenance includes mowing, noxious weed spraying, forest fire mitigation, equipment and trail maintenance and stocking of ponds with fish (where applicable).
Can I Fish in Woodmoor Ponds?
Woodmoor stocks Wild Duck Pond on Winding Meadows Way and Lower Twin Pond at Twin Ponds off of Hidden Springs Glen. Normally, we stock both ponds with approximately 25 trout, 2 carp, and 1000 minnows. The ecosystems in the ponds has developed to the point where the minnows are self-sustaining from one season to the next. The trout and the carp are usually fished out before the first freeze of the season.
Because Woodmoor is private property and is not subject to state licensing requirements you do not need a license to fish in the ponds. Rule and regulations about fishing are available at the WIA office or on our website.
Where are the Common Areas?
Common Area maps are available at the WIA office, free of charge, during regular office hours. Maps are also available here on our website under Common Area Documents.
What you need to know about living with wildlife
Foxes, coyotes, raccoons, deer, bear and occasionally mountain lions and other small mammals are all a natural part of our ecosystem in Woodmoor. The most important thing to remember is that under no circumstances should residents feed wildlife or encourage interactions with humans. Residents should also keep trash receptacles in a secured, closed location at all times except at the designated trash pickup time. If you observe an injured animal, it is best to let nature take its course. But, if you observe a threatening or aggressive animal, please contact WPS at (719) 499-9771 for immediate assistance. For more information on coexisting with wildlife, refer to the literature provided from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and WIA’s Coyote Wildlife Plan below in the WPS Document Section.
Woodmoor Common Areas
Wild Duck Pond
Wild Duck Pond is part of the 35 acre common area known as The Meadows. Wild Duck Pond is located on Winding Meadows Way between Wild Duck Lane and Cat Tail Way. Wild Duck Pond is stocked annually with fish and residents are encouraged to come on by and try it. Wild duck Pond is feed by a natural spring and by Dirty Woman Creek. It is a great place eat lunch outdoors on one of our beautiful Colorado summer afternoons.
Wild Duck Pond
Toboggan Hill is an 11 acre common area with some of the best sledding in El Paso County. In fact, The Gazette named Toboggan Hill one of the five best places to sled in the area. Located on Deer Creek Road between Toboggan Hill Road and Autumn Way, Toboggan Hill gets really busy on snowy winter days. It is recommended that parents try to car pool their kids to the location. Parking and pavilion upgrades are planned for 2016 by the WIA.
Hidden Pond is a six and half acre common area parcel directly across the street from Toboggan Hill common area. The majority of the Hidden Pond common area is covered by Hidden Pond itself. There is small walking trail along the berm of the trail that runs along Deer Creek Road. Deer Creek itself bisects the common area and is the primary source of water for Hidden Pond.
Twin Ponds is a 10 acre forest meadow with abundant Ponderosa Pine trees and two ponds; Upper and Lower Twin Ponds. Located between Top O’ the Moor Drive West and Hidden Springs Glen, Lower Twin Pond is stocked with fish annually. Residents are encouraged to come by and cast a line! There is also a half mile walking trail that goes from Hidden Springs Glen to Top O’ the Moor Drive West. Deer frequent the area and enjoy bedding down in the meadow flowers.
The Point is one of the smaller common areas of Woodmoor. It consists of 4 ½ acres and has no amenities. It is also surrounded by private property with the exception of the access point on Four Winds Way, which is off of Top O’ the Moor Drive East. The uniqueness of this common area is that The Point rises to nearly 7500 feet above sea level and offers some of the most incredible 360 degree views of Woodmoor and the Front Range in the area. It is nearly invisible to the surrounding areas and it feels like you are in the woods. It is one of the hidden gems of Woodmoor.
The Marsh is a 14 acre open common area located at the corner of Top O’ the Moor Drive West and Woodmoor Drive. It consists primarily of rolling open fields that make a great place to take your dog for a run. The Marsh recently received some drainage improvement work and a new area for parking your vehicle. A walking trail extends over half a mile into the rear of the common area.
The Meadows consists of 36.76 acres that is nestled between Augusta Drive, Furrow Road, and Highway 105. The Meadows is bisected by Dirty Woman Creek which feeds directly into Wild Duck Pond. Wild Duck Pond is maintained and stocked with fish by WIA. The Meadows is a great place to walk your dog or watch wildlife feeding along the creek.
North Park is located at the corner of Furrow Road and Peaceful Pond Lane. North Park consists of 12 acres of land with numerous Ponderosa Pine trees and a one mile walking trail that is maintained by the WIA. North Park is a great place to sit on a park beach and watch the world go by Parking areas and a pavilion are part of the long term upgrade plans for this area.
South Woodmoor Median
The length of Fairplay Drive is bisected by Fairplay Median. Fairplay Median consists of a grass median that runs approximately one and a half miles from Highway 105 to Higby Road. The Fairplay Median is populated with numerous Ponderosa Pines, Scrub Oaks, and Evergreens. WIA has placed two benches along the Median at scenic overviews of Pikes Peak and Mt. Herman. Future plans for the Fairplay Median include the installation of a walking trail in the Median for pedestrian safety along Fairplay Drive.