Ruby Hill Park Projects

Phase 3 Design

Ruby Hill is an 80-acre park located at the corner of West Florida Avenue and South Platte River Drive. Named for the red-hued gems (garnets) found by miners in the South Platte River in the late 1800s, this park is a key attraction of the Ruby Hill neighborhood.  With a large picnic pavilion, playground, urban mountain biking course, numerous athletic fields, community garden, winter rail yard, and the Levitt Pavilion amphitheater, the park draws visitors from throughout the city.

After successfully implementing the Levitt Pavilion, mountain bike park, roadway network, and parking lot improvements called for in the 2008 Ruby Hill Park Master Plan, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is advancing the third phase of improvements.

In the summer of 2019, DPR initiated a public outreach process to create a concept design for the bike and snow sports facility building, along with the surrounding landscape.  This process produced a document highlighting community outreach along with design principles and objectives, site analysis, concept design alternatives, preliminary concept design, and an opinion of probable cost.

The preferred preliminary concept plan proposes to locate a bike and snow sports facility building on the hill overlooking the rail yard bowl with proximity to existing pedestrian and vehicular access points.  The concept plan develops relationships between the building and the surrounding site and includes bike skills courses for both beginner and intermediate riders, picnic opportunities, public art, and a splash pad. The concept also includes a new facility for bike rentals, storage, public bathrooms, and offices for DPR staff.

Please join DPR on the ongoing community engagement process to continue to define and advance concept design and help us shape the next phase of Ruby Hill Park:

Workshop 1 | Sept. 21, 2021

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