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Park & Facility Projects

With the responsibility for keeping the parks and facilities of in the best condition for visitor use, the Department must continually maintain, upgrade, and replace its park landscape and facility improvements. At any given time, there are dozens of park design and construction projects in progress to maintain, improve, and expand the park system. The Capital Projects staff consists of skilled project managers that assemble design teams, prepare design and construction documents, competitively bid and oversee the site construction process.

Current Projects

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant Logan Simpson Design, is in the process of replacing the existing playground at Ash Grove Park using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program

A public outreach and input process is underway with design expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2016.

Public Meeting #1: July 7, 2015
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Public Meeting #2: July 28, 2015
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For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant DHM Design, is in the process of renovating the courts and walks at Barnum Park, near the intersection of Julian Street and 4thAvenue. This project will use funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program

A public outreach and input process is underway with design expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2016.

Public Meeting #1: August 12, 2015
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For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

The  Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study is a project to identify restorative improvements to three major urban waterways (Harvard Gulch, Weir Gulch, and the South Platte River from 6th to 58th Avenues) in the City and County of Denver: sponsored by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD), City and County of Denver (CCD), and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB).  Learn more.

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant Logan Simpson Design, is in the process of replacing the existing playground at Dunham Park using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program

A public outreach and input process is underway with design expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2016.

Public Meeting #1: July 9, 2015
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Public Meeting #2: July 30, 2015:
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Genesee Park Improvement Plan

The City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation Department is developing an implementation plan for the Genesee Park and Katherine L. Craig Mountain Park properties. The purpose of this plan is to define appropriate uses for these properties, which will be based on a natural resource and facilities assessment, interviews with stakeholders and other efforts to understand visitor needs. The result will be an integrated trails and park improvements plan, which will include 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 will identify standards, prioritize projects, and refine strategies for implementing and monitoring this vision.

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the Mountain Park system, and Genesee Park was the first park established in the system. It is fitting to unveil a new park plan for Genesee, as well as the Katherine L. Craig Tract, on the year of this notable anniversary.

Final Plan

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant Stream Design, is in the process of replacing the existing playground at Lincoln–La Alma Park using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program

A public outreach and input process is underway with design expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2016.

Public Meeting #1: July 8, 2015
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Presentation boards

Public Meeting #2: August 11, 2015
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Minutes

Public Meeting #3: October 10, 2015
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For questions or comments please contact Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant DHM Design, is in the process of replacing the existing playground at Quick Park using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program.

A public outreach and input process is underway with design expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2016.

Public Meeting #1: July 30, 2015
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Presentation

For questions or comments please contact Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

Design for River North Park has begun! Learn more: RiNoParkDenver.com

Public Meeting #3: Thursday, December 3 2015
5:30-7:30PM
Industry, 3001 Brighton Blvd. 

Contact Brian Wethington, DPR Project Manager, with questions.

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River North Park Master Planning
Creating a community with a focus on the South Platte River is a unique opportunity in northern Denver.  The concept design for the River North Park is an opportunity to showcase this unique part of Denver and create a recreational focal point for this area.  This park and associated improvements are a critical entry point to the South Platte River Greenway. 

September 2011 Master Plan Presentation
November 2011 Master Plan Presentation

The RVIP overview encompasses all of the recommendations from the 2008 River North Greenway Master Plan (RINO) and the 2009 River South Greenway Master Plan (RISO) into a series of prioritized short term, mid term and long term projects.

-Part 1    - Part 2

Confluence Park
   -Community Input
   -Plans and Sketches
   -Park Use Areas

Grant Frontier Park
   -Rendering 1
   -Rendering 2

Sun Valley Community Park
   -Master Plan (Plan View)

GOCO 
   -News Release, 1/19/2012

Master Plan Phase II

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 will begin in January of 2014. 

Phase II Concept Plans 

Ruby Hill Bike Park Concepts

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Levitt Pavilion

Learn more about Levitt Pavilion Denver.

 

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with The Sand Creek Regional Greenway, is updating the Denver trail portion of the 1996 Sand Creek Regional Greenway Master Plan.  The project will include a public outreach and project feedback process.  Upon completion of the public process in 2015, the project team will develop construction documents for implementation of approximately 2.2 miles of the 4.6 miles of trail in Denver.

This project is funded in part through a planning grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.  Stream Design is leading the planning and design effort with support from Muller Engineering.

Public Meeting 1: October 1, 2015
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Meeting presentation

Public Meeting 2:
Wednesday, November 18
6:00-7:00PM
Central Park Recreation Center, 9651 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

For questions or comments please contact DPR Project Manager, Jay Henke, at jay.henke@denvergov.org.

Playground Improvements

Advisory Committee Meeting: November 13, 2015
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Public Meeting 1: November 17, 2015
Presentation | Minutes

Take the surveyCommunity input is needed to inform design plans for the renovation/replacement of the existing playground at the Washington Park diagonal with a new multi-age, regional-scale playground. 

Contact Project Manager Chris Yanez for more information.

Denver Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with The Trust For Public Land, Healthy Places and Westwood Unidos, is in the process of conceptual planning of Westwood Park in preparation for replacing the existing playground, walks and adding new fitness equipment. 

A public outreach and input process is underway with design expected to be complete by the end of 2015. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2016.

Existing conditions
Concept drafts

For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

The playground renovation was needed for two reasons:

  1. Existing equipment was extremely outdated and needed replacement
  2. Playground was technically located on a flood plain
The new playground will feature an Aztec theme with a variety equipment such as climbing, spinning and swinging components.  The park will also receive a much-needed irrigation system upgrade.
 

 

View the comprehensive list of projects in different stages of the planning process.

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