Construction and Detours

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.


Bowles Grove Park Ballfield
Project Description:
 South Suburban is renovating the lighted ballfield at Bowles Grove Park.  The scope of work includes new backstop and dugouts, replace bleachers, replace foul line fencing, replace infield mix, remove existing press box, install storage shed, and install san-o-let enclosures at the ballfield and the parking lot.
Anticipated Construction Dates:  September 2018 – January 2019
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, or 303.483.7024

Progress Park Improvements
Project Description: South Suburban is making improvements to Progress Park in 2019.  The scope of work includes improvements to the playground with new structures for 2-5 year old and 5-12 year old children. The project will also replace the restroom and shelter. Partial closures of Big Dry Creek Trail through Progress Park will occur as work is being completed on the trail.
Anticipated Construction Dates:  January 2019 – July 2019
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, or 303.483.7024



Big Dry Creek Trail
Project Description: The Big Dry Creek Trail is rerouted during Colorado Department of Transportation’s bridge deck construction on S. University Blvd. The detour for the trail goes north to Goodson Recreation Center/Josephine Way stoplight. See detour map.
Anticipated Detour Dates: September 2018 – early 2019
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, or 303.953.7626


Foxridge and Foxhill park playground renovations
South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) is planning to renovate Foxridge Park playground and Foxhill Park playground, located within the FoxRidge neighborhood. Foxridge Park playground is scheduled to be remodeled in late 2019; while Foxhill Park's playground would be remodeled in five years.

Foxridge Park is funded for improvements in 2019 by SSPR and the City of Centennial, dependent on the award of an Arapahoe County Open Spaces (ACOS) grant to leverage funding. ACOS grant awards will be announced in August. If South Suburban receives the grant, construction at Foxridge Park will begin in late summer/early fall.

Foxridge Park playground improvements include separate play areas for 2-5 year-olds and 5-12 year-olds. The new playground equipment will dramatically improve the play value of the existing playground. The proposed playground surfacing includes a combination of rubber surfacing and engineered wood chips. The existing shelter will be replaced with a slightly larger shelter, including new picnic tables and drinking fountain. See rendering.

Foxhill Park is currently being designed and is on South Suburban’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan for playground improvements. A new Foxhill Park playground is anticipated to be completed by 2024.

Public Input 
To provide input on Foxridge and Foxhill playground projects, contact Steve White, park planner II, at, or 303.483.7024.


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.