About the City of Federal Heights

The City of Federal Heights is a home rule city and bedroom community located in the Denver Metropolitan Region, roughly 12 miles northwest of downtown Denver.  Federal Heights was incorporated in 1940, encompasses 1.78 square miles. The City is the proud home of Water World, one of the largest water parks in the country, and is part of the iconic Hyland Hills Recreational District.

The City takes its name from an unincorporated subdivision called North Federal Heights Subdivision that was platted in 1925 when Federal Boulevard, (CDOT Hwy 287) was just a two-lane dirt road.  The Heights portion of the name comes from the steep rising bench lands that separate the South Platte and Clear Creek river systems from the Boulder Creek watershed. These bench areas provide amazing vistas.  On a clear day, you can see all the way from Pike's Peak to the south to Long's Peak in the north and from Mount Evans in the west to the Denver International Airport in the east.