Littleton, Colorado, in Arapahoe county, is 7 miles SE of Lakewood, Colorado and 8 miles S of Denver, Colorado. The city is considered part of the Denver metropolitan area. Littleton has a population of 40,340. The City of Littleton has over 1,477 acres of parks and open space. The city has an agreement with South Suburban Parks and Recreation to maintain most of the parks in the city. South Suburban’s district includes the cities of Littleton, Sheridan, Centennial, and Lone Tree, as well as parts of unincorporated Arapahoe, Jefferson and Douglas counties.