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.

Construction


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 – April 2019
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, stevew@ssprd.org 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, stevew@ssprd.org or 303.483.7024

Grading and Drainage Improvements at David A. Lorenz Regional Park
Project Description
: South Suburban is making grading and drainage improvements at David A. Lorenz Regional Park. We are reclaiming the sinking ballfield, and making grading and drainage improvements within the park. During construction, dump trucks will be hauling soil through the parking lot. Please use caution.
Anticipated Construction Dates: March - July 2019
Project Contact:  Pamela Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, PCornelisse@ssprd.org or 303..483.7020

South Suburban's Regional Recreation Complex
Project Description:  South Suburban is building a regional recreation complex which is proposed to 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.
Anticipated Construction Dates:  April 2019 - December 2020
Project Contact:  Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, Melissar@ssprd.org, 303.483.7023

Detours

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 – April 2019
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

South Platte Park/C-470 Project
Project Description: On western Mary Carter Greenway the trail dead-ends between Mineral Ave, and C-470 (no passage under C-470) but remains open at the South Platte Park south entrance and through the south parking lot in order to access the interior and lakes.  See detour map.
Anticipated Detour Dates: February 18 - end of March; then, flagging conditions; and total closure 2 weeks at end of April
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Planning Projects

FOXRIDGE PARK IMPROVEMENTS
South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) is planning to renovate Foxridge Park playground, located within the FoxRidge neighborhood. South Suburban is applying for an Arapahoe County Open Spaces (ACOS) grant to leverage funding for construction. The City of Centennial is a funding partner. If South Suburban receives the grant, construction at Foxridge Park will begin in late summer/early fall 2019.  See proposed rendering.

Foxridge Park playground improvements include:

  • Separate play areas for 2-5 year-olds and 5-12 year-olds
  • Rubber surfacing and engineered wood chips 
  • A slightly larger shelter, including new picnic tables and drinking fountain 

Public input 
To provide input on the Foxridge playground project, contact Steve White, park planner II, at stevew@ssprd.org, or 303.483.7024.

HARLOW PARK IMPROVEMENTS
South Suburban and the City of Littleton are applying for an Arapahoe County Open Spaces (ACOS) Grant for improvements to Harlow Park.  If South Suburban receives the grant, construction will begin in early fall 2019 and will be completed by June 2020. See drawing of proposed improvements.

Proposed improvements include:

  • Replace the two ball field backstops with skinned infields, covered dugouts, new infield mix and turf
  • Replace the asphalt surface tennis courts with new, post-tension concrete surfacing, new fencing, new stairway and repair retaining wall located east of courts
  • Replace shade structure  and port-o-let enclosure
  • Improve accessible routes to park amenities

Public input
To provide input on Harlow Park, contact Senior Park Planner Pamela Cornelisse, at pcornelisse@ssprd.org, or 303.483.7020. Two opportunities to provide public input took place in 2018: A City of Littleton's Meet, Greet & Eat at Harlow Park on July 24, 2018; and a public input meeting at Buck Recreation Center on October 25, 2018. 

CHERRY KNOLLS BALLFIELD RENOVATIONS
South Suburban Parks and Recreation is applying for an Arapahoe County Open Spaces (ACOS) grant for improvements to Cherry Knolls Park. The City of Centennial is a funding partner. If South Suburban receives the grant, construction is tentatively scheduled for fall 2019. See drawing of proposed improvements.  

Proposed improvements include:

  • Replace the two skinned infield ballfields with new backstops, covered dugouts, new infield mix and turf as needed
  • Remove the grass infield backstop and repair turf. A portable backstop will be used to better manage turf quality.
  • Replace a 100' section of the Big Dry Creek Trail crusher fines surfacing with a chase drain and concrete surface from the restroom to the south to ballfield (Field #2) to mitigate runoff and erosion.
  • Increase accessible access to ballfields

Public input
To provide input on Cherry Knolls Park Ballfield renovations, contact Senior Park Planner Pamela Cornelisse, at pcornelisse@ssprd.org, or 303.483.7020. A public input meeting took place at Goodson Recreation Center on November 1, 2018.

Contact Information

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