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Parks and Recreation

While the Department of Parks and Recreation is doing everything it can to keep up, Denver's growth is placing greater demands on existing facilities every day. The parks system comprises a large variety of amenities including trails, sidewalks, playgrounds, restrooms, irrigation systems, roads, parking lots, park structures, and greenhouse operations, many of which are being improved with over $93.3 million in bond funds made available by ballot measure 1E.

In addition, the Department of Parks and Recreation manages dozens of recreation centers that include indoor and outdoor pools, weight rooms and gymnasiums. The Better Denver Bond Program is helping to ensure that these facilities remain safe, serviceable, clean, and efficient. Bond funds are also helping to construct new recreation centers in underserved or high-growth Denver communities.

 

Ongoing Projects

Design and construction of the new Central Denver Recreation Center.

Improvements to landscaping, pedestrian pathways and/or amenities at the following locations:

  • Cherry Creek Greenway
  • Wagon Trail
  • Highline Canal Trail
  • Platte River Trail
  • Cherry Creek Trail
  • Bear Creek Trail
  • Clear Creek Trail
  • Harvard Gulch Trail
  • Lake of Lakes Trail
  • Lakewood Gulch Trail
  • Sanderson Gulch Trail
  • Confluence Park Trail

New Facilities — Completed

Design and construction of new park.

Design and construction of the new Central Park Recreation Center.

Construction of new park adjacent to Montbello Recreation Center.

Design and construction of a new outdoor pool and pool house.

Renovation of outdoor pool and pool house facilities.

Construction of a new shelter/restroom facilities, improvements to amenities, as well as design and construction of new mountain bike park.

Parks System Improvements — Completed

Replacement/restoration of irrigation systems at the following locations

  • Cranmer Park
  • Highland Park
  • Paco Sanchez Park
  • 6th Avenue Parkway
  • Washington Park
  • State Home-Harvard Gulch
  • City of Axum Park
  • Park Avenue
  • Lincoln Park
  • Speer Boulevard
  • Ruby Hill Park
  • Alameda Parkway
  • Richthofen Parkway
  • Garland Park
  • Dailey Park
  • Alamo Placita Park
  • Berkeley Park
  • Cheesman Park
  • Magna Carta Park
  • Veteran's Park
  • Ash Grove Park
  • Valverde Park
  • Weir Gulch Marina
  • Congress Park
  • Barnum Park North
  • Verbena Park
  • City of Kunming Park
  • Habitat Park
  • Overland Pond Park
  • Pasquinels Landing Park
  • Frontier West Park
  • 38th & Colorado Boulevard Park
  • Swansea Park
  • MLK Jr. Park
  • Village Place Park
  • Auraria Parkway
  • Green Valley Ranch East
  • Jefferson Square Park

Construction of new restroom facilities at the following locations

  • Berkeley Park
  • Sloan's Lake Park North
  • City Park
  • Bible Park South
  • Garland Park
  • Rosamond Park
  • Ruby Hill Park
  • Vanderbilt Park

Maintenance of parks roads and parking lots.

Rehabilitation of existing restroom facilities at the following locations:

  • Berkeley Park
  • Jefferson Park
  • Pferdesteller Park
  • Rude Park
  • Chaffee Park
  • Washington Park
  • Ruby Hill Park
  • Pulaski Park
  • Kennedy Park
  • Bible Park North
  • Veteran's Park
  • Observatory Park
  • McWilliams Park
  • Crestmoor Park
  • Robinson Park
  • Cook Park
  • City Park tennis restrooms
  • Silverman Park
  • Sloan's Lake Park

Playground Improvements — Completed

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Rehabilitation of existing playground facilities.

Recreation Center Improvements — Completed

Improvements to interior finishes and exercise equipment.

Improvements to building systems, interior finishes and exercise equipment.

Improvements to interior finishes.

Improvements to building systems and interior finishes.

Improvements to building systems.

Improvements to building systems.

Replacement of deteriorating windows.

Improvements to interior finishes and exercise equipment.

Improvements to building systems and interior finishes.

Improvements to building envelope.

Improvements to interior finishes.

Improvements to interior finishes.

Improvements to interior finishes.

Improvements to building envelope and interior finishes.

 

Project Reports

Each report includes scope, cost, schedule and project team information.

 

Completed Projects

Restoration of Greek Theatre, Voorhies Memorial and existing balustrade; park expansion and improvements to pavement, landscaping and site furnishings.

Restoration of indoor pool and pool deck surfaces.

Installation of shade and/or slide structures at the following public pools:

  • Aztlan Outdoor Pool
  • Berkeley Outdoor Pool
  • Congress Outdoor Pool
  • Cook Outdoor Pool
  • Eisenhower Outdoor Pool
  • Garfield Outdoor Pool
  • Globeville Outdoor Pool
  • Green Valley Ranch Outdoor Pool
  • Harvard Outdoor Pool
  • Harvey Outdoor Pool
  • Ruby Hill Outdoor Pool
  • Rude Indoor Pool
  • Southwest Outdoor Pool
  • Swansea Outdoor Pool
  • Barnum Outdoor Pool

Improvements to pedestrian pathways, landscaping and irrigation system.

Improvements to pedestrian pathway configuration and irrigation system.

Replacement and re-alignment of the Cherry Creek Trail system between Holly and Monaco.

Improvements to greenhouse and boiler house building systems.

Renovation of City Park Pavilion; improvements to Duck Lake, pedestrian pathways and irrigation system; and restoration of east meadow following reconfiguration of DMN&S road.

Renovation comprising structural and building system improvements.

Renovation comprising structural improvements and new finishes.

Renovation comprising structural, building system and landscaping improvements.

Improvements to park infrastructure and boathouse building systems.

Improvements to landscaping, pedestrian pathways and amenities