Construction, Detours and Projects

South Suburban is dedicated to the improvement of its facilities, parks and trails. Projects are listed by earliest start date. Please check back periodically for new projects.


South Suburban's Regional Recreation Complex
Project Description:
  South Suburban is building a regional recreation complex which will include a fieldhouse with two synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums with Pickleball courts, three sheets of ice and District administration offices. The project will replace the 50-year old South Suburban Ice Arena and the South Suburban Administration Office. The new facility will be 206,000 square-feet. It will be built just southwest of East County Line Road, and South Holly Street. For more information, visit Recreation Complex.  
Anticipated Construction Dates:  April 2019 - December 2020
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager,, 303.483.7023

Harlow Park Construction
Project Description: South Suburban in partnership with the City of Littleton is renovating the two ballfields and tennis courts. Other work includes trail improvements for ADA accessibility, a bench, a drinking fountain, and landscaping.
Anticipated Construction Dates: December 2019 - May 2020
Project Contact: Pamela Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, or 303.483.7020

Goodson Recreation Center Locker Room Remodel
Project Description: After nearly 20 years, Goodson’s locker rooms are being renovated. In addition to all new finishes and an updated layout, guests can also look forward to the highlights listed below. View the new locker rooms' plan.
Two family changing restrooms
Individual shower stalls in the men's locker rooms
Expanded lobby in the racquetball hallway
While the locker rooms are under construction, the pool locker rooms and cabanas will be available for use.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to complete this project as quickly as possible. For more information, visit Goodson Recreation Center
Anticipated Construction Dates: August - December 2019
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, 303.483.7023

Outdoor Pools New Construction
Project Description: South Suburban Parks and Recreation is planning all new construction of three outdoor pools after completing a pool audit in 2017 and an aquatics master plan in 2018. The three new outdoor pools will replace outdated facilities at Franklin (1964), Harlow (1963) and Holly (1977). The contractor for the project is MW Golden Constructors of Castle Rock, CO, and the architect and pools designers are Essenza Architecture of Louisville, CO and Counsilman-Hunsaker of Lakewood, CO.  For more information about the project, visit Outdoor Pools.
Anticipated Construction Dates: September 2019 - May 2020
Project Contact: Brett Collins, Director of Planning and Development, 303.483.7021

Palos Verdes Tot Lot
Project Description: South Suburban in partnership with the City of Centennial is making improvements to the park including, expanding and replacing the playground, new pavilion, and new picnic tables and benches.
Anticipated Construction Dates: August - December 2019
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, or 303.483.7024


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Planning Projects

Cornerstone Park Final Site Plan, 2nd Amendment
The Cornerstone Park Final Site Plan, 2nd Amendment was approved by South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Board of Directors on November 13, 2019. The Board’s decision followed public comments, and a presentation from South Suburban staff outlining the need for the proposed changes and mitigation efforts to address concerns about additional noise and lighting, and impacts on park users and wildlife.

The Board’s decision is consistent with South Suburban’s Master Plan, adopted in 2017, which identified the need for multi-purpose field improvements, active adult amenities and programs, and conservation of water resources. 

 Current regional park amenities include three ballfields, seven multi-purpose fields, an active adult area including Pickleball courts, Colorado Journey miniature golf, playground, spray ground, inline hockey, a skate park, basketball court, rentable pavilions and parking. 

The Cornerstone Park Final Site Plan, 2nd Amendment includes the following future improvements to the park:

  • converting the seven existing bluegrass multi-purpose fields to synthetic turf with sports lighting,
  • adding a road between the existing parking lots,
  • adding six lighted Pickleball courts (12 total courts),
  • adding lighting to the existing horseshoe pits,
  • formalizing the social trail connection at the northeast corner of the park,
  • planting trees for noise mitigation at the Pickleball courts.

In 2020, two bluegrass multi-purpose fields will be converted to synthetic turf with sports lighting; accessible routes to these fields will be constructed; and landscape plantings around the Pickleball courts will be installed. The multi-use field lighting system features full-cut off, LED fixtures with anti-glare technology that will eliminate light trespass beyond the fields. There is no time frame or funding currently identified for the additional Pickleball courts or other improvements identified on the approvedSite Plan
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner,, or 303.483.7020.

Approved Final Site Plan Hudson Gardens River Integration
The Hudson Gardens River Integration Final Site Plan was presented to the Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 13 at Goodson Recreation Center, Board Room, 6315 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121. After hearing public comments and a presentation from South Suburban staff outlining the need for the proposed changes, the Board approved the Site plan.
Project Contact: Brett Collins, Director of Planning,, or 303.483.7021.


Contact Information

For further information about any construction, detours, proposed or sustainability projects, please contact Brett Collins, Director of Planning and Development, at or 303.483.7021.