Completed Plans


Select from the list below to view a completed plan.

Completed Projects

2012
Garland Park- Beach volleyball courts

2011
Fred Thomas Field Rehabilitation
Parkfield Lake- football, soccer and baseball fields; basketball and tennis courts

2010
22 Tennis Court Renovations at 5 parks (SW Auto, Observatory, Sloan’s, City Park, Bear Valley)

2009
Valverde Park Ballfield Improvements
42 tennis and basketball court renovations (Better Denver Bond)

Tennis and Basketball Court Assessment
The City and County of Denver Parks Department has conducted a court inventory on all the existing outdoor tennis and basketball courts in order to prioritize improvements to courts throughout the city.
Court Study Book061109.pdf


2008
Court Study and Maintenance Plan


Irrigation Improvements & Rehabilitation

2011

Harvard Gulch Irrigation
Eisenhower Park Irrigation
Alameda Parkway Irrigation
Ashgrove Park
Weir Gulch
Dailey Park
Richtofen Park
Verbena Park Walks and Irrigation
Lincoln Park Irrigation Pumps
Park Avenue Irrigation
Highland Park Irrigation
Congress Park Irrigation
Speer Boulevard Irrigation

2010
Cheesman Irrigation (Phases 1A & 1B)
City of Kunming Park
Overland Park
Veterans Park
Alamo Placita Park 
Village Place
Garland Park
Pasquinels Park
38th & Colorado



Trails


2010
Multi-Modal Trails Plan

2008
Cheesman Park Trails Schematic Design 
Based on public input from an open house held in February 2009 and several follow-up meetings with neighborhood groups, the schematic design for an improved system of park trails is complete and ready for implementation through the Better Denver Bond. See schematic design pdf here.



Parking

2008
Summit Lake Parking Lot
Sloan's Lake Park NW Parking Improvements
Babi Yar Park Entry and Parking Improvements
Ruby Hill Improvements


Restrooms

2011
6 New Restrooms (Berkeley, Vanderbilt, Rosamond, Garland, Bible, Sloan’s Lake)
Ruby Hill

2010
City Park
12 Restroom Rehabilitations (Washington Park (2), Ruby Hill, McWilliams, Observatory, Veterans,Bible, Crestmoor, Robinson, Cook, Kennedy, Pulaski)*

2009
6 Restroom Rehabilitations (Berkeley, Chaffee, Jefferson Rudy, Pferdestellar, City Park)*
Garfield Park New Restroom*
Chief Hosa Lodge Restroom and Deck
Echo Lake Lodge Restroom Rehabilitation
Summit Lake Restrooms

2008
3 Restroom Rehabilitations (Silverman, Bear Creek, Montbello)








2008
Mountain Park Vault Toilets (Better Denver Bond)
Red Rocks Circulation Study & Road Rehabilitation
Summit Lake Parking Lot

2013
The City of Nairobi Park, at East 35th
Avenue and Madison, is in the process of replacing the existing playground. At the Civic Association of Clayton neighborhood meeting on October 4, 2012, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the design team of Mundus Bishop Design presented background information, historic and current context of the park, and preliminary design concepts. Design will continue through January and construction is scheduled to start late winter 2013. DPR will post an update of preferred concept in November. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Greg Kaiser at 720-913-0621 or greg.kaiser@denvergov.org. 

City of Nairobi Park Prelimenary Presentation

Flores Park Playground
Denver Parks and Recreation is in the process of designing an existing small playground at Flores Park. The existing equipment is outdated and in need of replacing. The new equipment will be designed to accommodate younger children that challenge their physical skills and abilities based on the latest play industry standards. The design should be complete by October 2012 and be ready for construction this fall/ winter. Depending on the weather, installation may be complete early spring 2013.  For questions or comments please contact Greg Kaiser at 720.913.0621 or greg.kaiser@denvergov.org
Flores Park Concepts pdf

Garland Park Playground
Denver Parks and Recreation and their design consultants, Stream Design + Urban Play Studio presented a new playground concept for David T. Garland Park at the Cook Park Rec Center on Tuesday evening, February 12, 2013. Garland Park is in southeast Denver (S. Monaco and E. Cherry Creek North Dr.) and has two existing playgrounds that are scheduled for removal and relocated in the fall of 2013. After conducting a neighborhood survey and site analysis, the new playground concept combines the play activities into a larger, easier accessible playground near the beach volley ball courts and adjacent to the recently built restroom. Please contact Greg Kaiser at 720-913-0621 or greg.kaiser@denvergov.org.

Garland Park Play Area Site Selection pdf

Westwood neighborhood
On September 25, Councilman Lopez, Stream Design and Parks Planning celebrated the unveiling of the final design and renderings for the new Westwood Barnum Park.  The final design includes a variety of new amenities for the 1.2 acre park site including a new age separated playground, water play feature, group shelter, picnic lawn area, terrace overlook, perimeter walking path, court skate area and improved access to Alameda Parkway. The project is currently in the construction design phase and construction is scheduled for Spring 2013.



2011


Sloan’s Lake North and GVR East Playground Equipment Replacement
4 Playground Rehabilitations (Bezoff, DeBoer, Sanderson Gulch, West Bar Val Wood)*
Ruby Hill Playground Improvements



2010


Denver Playground Master Plan
Denver’s first public playground was built in 1911 and, over ninety years later, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) maintains almost 150 public playgrounds.  Each of the City’s playgrounds has been re-assessed for condition, safety, ADA accessibility, play value and maintenance practices.  Denver Playground Master Plan

4 Playground Rehabilitations (Pferdesteller, Argo, Elmendorf, Hampden Heights)*


2009


Bear Creek Playground


2008


System-wide Playground Master Plan









Completed Plans - By Park

2009 Master Plan

Babi Yar Park Improvements

Click Here to view the concept plan presented at the public meeting on December 03, 2009. 

Barnum Park 2010 Master Plan

Better Denver Bond Projects:
Barnum Park Pool and Splash Pad
Barnum North Irrigation
Barnum Park South Irrigation and Walks

Bear Creek Pedestrian Bridge
Bear Creek Regional Trail Improvement
Bear Creek Playground

2006 Berkeley Lake Park Master Plan

2011-2012:
Read full details here.
Berkeley Park Concept Site Plan 
Map: Berkeley Park Master Plan

Summer 2012:
Berkeley Park Concept Site Plan 

Better Denver Bond Projects:
New Restrooms
Berkeley Lake Shoreline Improvements
Restroom rehabilitation
Berkeley Park Irrigation

2010
Cheesman Park Trails Schematic Design
Based on public input from an open house held in February 2009 and several follow-up meetings with neighborhood groups, the schematic design for an improved system of park trails is complete and ready for implementation through the Better Denver Bond. See schematic design pdf here.


2008
Cheesman Park Master Plan


Better Denver Bond Projects:
Cheesman Pavilion Roof Repair
Cheesman Irrigation (Phases 1A & 1B)
Cheesman Transportation Improvements (Phase 2)
Cheesman Pavilion Restoration



2012
Cesar Chavez Park Improvements

In conjunction with the Tennyson Street Improvements, Chavez Park will be receiving much needed park improvements with a focus on better access between the park and surrounding community.

Contact DPR project manager Greg Cieciek at 720.913.0622 or at greg.cieciek@denvergov.org.

Concept Diagram

 Conceptual Plan

 Imagery

 Section A

 Section B

 Site Images

 Survey Results

 Timeline

 

 Field Reports

 

 

 August 29, 2012

 

 

2013
The City of Nairobi Park, at East 35th

Avenue and Madison, is in the process of replacing the existing playground. At the Civic Association of Clayton neighborhood meeting on October 4, 2012, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the design team of Mundus Bishop Design presented background information, historic and current context of the park, and preliminary design concepts. Design will continue through January and construction is scheduled to start late winter 2013. DPR will post an update of preferred concept in November. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Greg Kaiser at 720-913-0621 or greg.kaiser@denvergov.org. 

City of Nairobi Park Prelimenary Presentation

2001 City Park Master Plan

2013
City Park is the largest and most notable park in Denver. The park contains the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes and a boathouse. It encompasses 320 acres of developed parkland.

Revitalizing the Legacy of City Park    
Park Facts
5280 Trail Alignment
Arboretum Brochure 
City Park Circulation Master Plan

Better Denver Bond
City Park Duck Lake Improvements
City Park New Restroom
Tennis court renovations
City Park Greenhouse Rehabilitation
Golf, 1st Tee Walk
City Park Bandstand Renovation
Restroom rehabilitation
City Park, 3 Irrigation Projects
City Park Electric Fountain Rehabilitation


2005 Civic Center Park Master Plan

2010
Civic Center
Civic Center Park located in the heart of downtown is under going an extensive renovation, thanks to the voters of Denver and the Better Denver Bond Program. This $4.4 million project, with the completion scheduled for mid-June 2010, includes restoring the Greek Amphitheater, Voorhies Memorial and historic balustrade. To find out more about the restoration timeline, click here.

Better Denver Bond Projects:
Civic Center Greek Theater & Voorhies Memorial Restoration
Civic Center Ballustrade Restoration
Civic Center Broadway Terrace Restoration


Confluence Park Master Plan
Confluence Park Master Plan- Executive Summary

Confluence Park is Denver’s most notable cultural, historic and natural resource in the downtown area.  More than 150 years ago with the discovery of gold, Denver was founded at this location where the South Platte River and Cherry Creek converge in the Central Platte Valley.  

The face of the confluence has changed considerably over time as adjacent land uses changed from the original mining settlements to industrial dump sites.  In 1974, the City of Denver and The Greenway Foundation formed a valuable public-private partnership to reclaim the South Platte River from a place of abuse and abandonment to a recreational and environmental amenity.  The area now known as Confluence Park was the first and highest priority of the partnership to reclaim and revitalize it as a vibrant and inspiring place for Denver and its citizens.  The park is the heart of an extensive 850-mile bike trail network throughout the Denver metropolitan area; and is surrounded by regional attractions, such as the REI Flagship store, Platte River Trolley, Elitch Gardens and the Downtown Aquarium.  The park’s points provide many opportunities for people to enjoy summer concerts, picnic, relax on the “beach” and experience the best whitewater kayaking course along the South Platte River.

Since the dedication in September 1975, Confluence Park has evolved with a number of additional improvements and enhancements, the latest of which will be the reconstruction of Shoemaker Plaza and the South Platte River Trail access.


Cuatro Vientos Park opened on September 6, 2014. Located along Alameda just a few blocks west of Morrison Road, the park is the first new park to be built in this community in more than 30 years.

Before the property was purchased in 2009, the site of this new park once included a run-down mobile home park and a bar. Working with grants from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Denver Office of Economic Development, as well as assistance from the Trust for Public Land and funds from the Better Denver Bond Program, Denver Parks and Recreation purchased the land.  After an extensive planning and design process with the community, which gained national recognition from the American Planning Association for outstanding community planning and engagement, the community broke ground for the new park in November 2013.

Learn more | View photos

2013
Flores Park Playground Renovation

Denver Parks and Recreation is in the process of designing an existing small playground at Flores Park. The existing equipment is outdated and in need of replacing. The new equipment will be designed to accommodate younger children that challenge their physical skills and abilities based on the latest play industry standards. The design should be complete by October 2012 and be ready for construction this fall/ winter. Depending on the weather, installation may be complete early spring 2013. 

Flores Park Concepts pdf

2013
Garland Park Playground

Denver Parks and Recreation and their design consultants, Stream Design + Urban Play Studio presented a new playground concept for David T. Garland Park at the Cook Park Rec Center on Tuesday evening, February 12, 2013. Garland Park is in southeast Denver (S. Monaco and E. Cherry Creek North Dr.) and has two existing playgrounds that are scheduled for removal and relocated in the fall of 2013. After conducting a neighborhood survey and site analysis, the new playground concept combines the play activities into a larger, easier accessible playground near the beach volleyball courts and adjacent to the recently built restroom. Please contact Greg Kaiser at 720-913-0621 or greg.kaiser@denvergov.org.

Garland Park Play Area Site Selection.

Better Denver Bond Projects:
Restroom renovation
Irrigation Rehabilitation
New Restrooms
Irrigation rehabilitation


Genesee Park Improvement Plan
The Genesee Park Master Plan defines appropriate uses based on natural resource and facilities assessments and public input (outlined below). The result is an integrated trails and park improvements plan, which includes sustainable strategies for long-term management of natural resources and visitor use. The plan is intended to create an overall vision for the future of recreation and preservation for the Genesee Park and Katherine L. Craig Tract properties. Furthermore, this plan identifies standards, prioritizes projects, and refines strategies for implementing and monitoring this vision.

Final Genesee Park Improvement Plan:



    Public Input Process

    The following materials were presented at public meetings which gathered feedback from the community that informed the development of the Genesee Park Improvement Plan:

    Open House #1 - Site Assessment Plan, July 26, 2012

    Existing Conditions / Site Assessment Boards:

    Challenge Course  
    Day Use Areas  
    Genesee Exit  
    Genesee Mountain Flagpole  
    Genesee Mountain Group Use  
    Chief Hosa Campground and Lodge  
    Chief Hosa North Campground  
    Katherine L. Craig Tract  
    Overall Facilities Map  
    Overall Facilites Key Map  
    Patrick House Map  
    Trailheads  
    Visitor Survey  
    Welcome Board


    Open House #2 - Program Concept Alternatives
    Please refer to the exibits below that were presented at the second public open house. 
    Boards:
    1. Genesee Vision and Goals
    2. Project Program - Overall Site
    3. Genesee Program - Sites
    4. Alternatives
    5. Natural Resources



    Open House #3 - Preferred Concept Selected
    Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    Chief Hosa Lodge

    Johnson Habitat Park opened on June 1, 2015

    Located on the west side of the South Platte River near Alameda Avenue and Jason Street,Johnson-Habitat Park is a premier environmental education and play experience that includes an outdoor classroom, climbing platforms, rock sculptures, sand play and supervised camping for youth-focused nonprofit programs.  It also comprises a signature concrete jetty, stone amphitheater and fire pit (by permit only) along the river’s edge, as well as enhancements to the South Platte River Trail including an expanded bike path and soft surface pedestrian trail. Learn more!


    2013
    Overland Park Improvements

    The Greenway Foundation and the City and County of Denver
    Parks and Recreation Department will be making improvements at
    Overland Pond Park in the Spring / Summer of 2013. The improvements
    are being funded through a State of Colorado “Fishing is Fun” grant and
    managed by both the Greenway Foundation and Denver Parks and Recreation.

    The project generally includes three elements:

    #1 – Overland Pond Dock Replacement
    This work involves the removal of an existing wood dock structure and replacing with a new dock structure. The old dock pier/footings will be
    removed and new pier/footings will be installed. The dock is located on the south side of Overland Pond.

    #2 – Accessible “Boat” Launch
    A proposed accessible boat launch is planned for the site. This boat launch is located at the northern edge of Overland Pond and will consist
    of a gravel trail and a faux rock/concrete structure at the pond edge. (The boat launch will be used for stocking the pond and fishing events.
    The launch will also provide another accessible area to fish from.)

    #3 – Warm Water Fish Habitat Creation
    Three areas of Overland Pond will be excavated to create deeper warm water fish habitats in Overland Pond.
    A total of 250 cubic yards of material will be excavated and hauled off-site.
    We anticipate constructing these improvements during the spring/summer of 2013.

    See flyer here.

    Better Denver Bond Program:
    Irrigation rehabilitation*

    Parkfield Lake Master Plan
    In anticipation of upcoming Better Denver Bond construction, the Parkfield Lake Master Plan has been updated with a focus on active recreation.  The program includes football, soccer and baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts as well as a large play and skate area and many family gathering spaces.  Construction of these master plan updates is scheduled to begin in fall 2009.  The park will be open to the public in spring of 2011. For questions please contact the DPR project manager Britta Herwig at 720.913.0614 or at britta.herwig@denvergov.org.
    Parkfield_FinalMasterPlan.pdf

    Better Denver Bond Program:
    Parkfield Park Development Phase II

    2010 River South Greenway Master Plan

    River South (RISO) Greenway Master Plan Completed
    The River South Greenway Master Plan is a park, recreation and open space plan that sets a vision for the South Platte River and creates development, financial and regulatory guidelines for parkland along the River between 20th Street to the Denver-Englewood/Sheridan city limits on the south.


    Related:
    River North Greenway Master Plan Adopted (RINO)
    RINO Master Plan (Final)


    View the Ruby Hill Park Master Plan
    View the Ruby Hill Schematic Design Booklet
    View II Concept Plans 
    View Ruby Hill Bike Park Concepts

    The Ruby Hill Master Plan Phase II will be a two part project.  The first part will be to develop a 60% plan set for the entire park.  The scope of Part 1 will include pedestrian circulation, multi-use path circulation, vehicle circulation and parking for large events, and the addition of an outdoor amphitheater within the park.  The scope of Part 2 concentrates on the implementation of the master plan for the upper area and will include the playground partially completed in Phase I, an outdoor activities area with volleyball and basketball courts, a skate skills area, and a new spray pad. Further improvements to the paths and connections to the proposed trails system through the entire park are also part of this scope. Construction began in January of 2014 and is anticipated to open in Spring 2016. 


    2002 Sloan's Lake Master Plan

    2012
    Sloan's Lake Pump and Marina Master Plan
    See master plan here.

    Sloan’s Lake Marina Improvements
    Sloan’s Lake North and GVR East Playground Equipment Replacement 
    Tennis court renovations
    Sloan's Lake Park NW Parking Improvements

    Better Denver Bond:
    New restroom

    Washington Park Master Plan
    Washington Park is one of the most visited and most loved parks in Denver’s historic system of parks and parkways. As such Washington Park faces unique challenges to preserve its historic character while adapting to the changing needs of the community and its visitors.

    View the 2011 Washington Park Master Plan

    2013
    Washington Park Diagonal Improvements
    Overview: master planning and design for the diagonal area. (The diagonal area is the area adjacent to the diagonal road located on the south side of the Great Meadow and on the north side of Grassmere Lake; this area includes the playground, picnic area, tennis & basketbal courts, diagonal road and parking areas.)

    Washington Park Southeast Entry Improvements
    Overview: design for the southeast park access improvements. These improvements will be located at the primary access location at Louisiana Avenue and Franklin Street and at the secondary access location at Louisiana Avenue and Gilpin Street.

    Washington Park Southeast Entry -  Entry Wall Column Details
    Washington Park Southeast Entry -  Entry Wall Site Plan



    2012

    Washington Park Trail Realignment
    December 8, 2011 Public Meeting Flyer
    Running Trail Summary Comments (8/3/2011)
    South Trail Plan Views



    2011

    Washington Park Master Plan
    The most popular regional park in Denver, Washington Park attracts people from throughout the city and the region. Washington Park is also one of the City’s historically significant parks and landscapes. 

    Washington Park Master Plan - final draft

    Better Denver Bond:
    Washington Park City Ditch Restoration*
    Restroom rehabilitation*
    Washington Park Irrigation Pump*

    Denver Parks & Recreation is in the planning process for the Washington Park “Loop Road.” The goal of this planning process is to make loop road recommendations leading to a safer, more enjoyable amenity within the park. 

    DPR’s approach is to invite the public to three phases of planning: 
    1) Data gathering
    2) Analysis and develop alternatives
    3) Future recommendations

    Throughout each phase, DPR will publish documents for public review and comment. Below, please find documentation associated with each of the three phases:

    Data gathering phase documents

    Analysis and alternatives documents


    Final recommendations
    Feedback