Congress Park Projects

Congress Park Improvements

Learn about current and recent parks and recreation projects in Congress Park:

Outdoor Pool (Elevate Denver Bond)

As of July 23, 2022: The pool is open to the public. Learn more.

Congress Park Pool was selected to be a project on the Elevate Denver Bond list, which was approved by voters in 2017. This pool was one of the city's oldest and had grown increasingly costly to maintain, requiring extensive upgrades. 

Community Outreach

Public Meeting 3

April 9, 2020 (canceled)

View the May 2020 Project Update Video
In place of a public forum to provide a summary update of the Congress Park Pool Project, this video will cover the status of design, timeline of events and construction, and an opportunity to provide thoughts to the project team.

Download the public Input Infographic(PDF, 1MB)

Public Meeting 2

October 15, 2019
Survey 2: CLOSED as of 12/31/2019

Public Meeting 1

August 12, 2019
Survey 1: CLOSED as of 9/23/2019


About the Project


This project will build on community input to redesign and expand the existing playground to meet play, safety and accessibility needs. The project will complement the improvements made at the adjacent pool and also address the need for improved sidewalk connections throughout the park.

Download the project information sheet

Courts Replacement

Sport court improvements include re-surfacing of courts, along with reducing noise impacts on adjacent residences, plus accessibility improvements. The project is funded by DPR Capital Funds. Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2023 with preparation work starting in the spring. 

Download the project information sheet(PDF, 2MB)

Court Closures: Beginning April 3, 2023

Starting Monday, April 3, the upper sport courts at Congress Park (with the exception of the south tennis courts) will close in preparation for an upcoming renovation project. As part of the renovation, the courts will undergo asbestos abatement in coordination with the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

There is no public health danger to residents or park visitors during the abatement process. For your safety, please do not enter the project’s fenced area. 

Due to noise violations (DRMC Ch. 36) pickleball play is prohibited on the park’s south tennis courts that will remain open. 

Find information on other pickleball and tennis facilities.