Construction and Detours


Mary Carter Greenway Trail Detour

Project description: A section of the Mary Carter Greenway trail, underneath the Hamilton Street Bridge in Sheridan, is closed until further notice, while concrete repair work is done on the bridge.  Please follow designated detours around the site.
Anticipated Construction Dates: 2013 - TBD
Project Contact: Brett Collins, Director of Planning, Building Infrastructure and Construction, 303-483-7021

Temporary Detours 2014

  • Big Dry Creek Trail north of Dry Creek Rd. - heavy equipment activity on-trail concentrated in the open space. Please be aware of construction traffic on-trail.


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

Walnut Hills Elementary School/Park Tennis Court Reconstruction

Project Description: The asphalt courts will be replaced with post tension concrete courts.  Fencing, windscreens, and nets will be replaced. A cabana bench and back board will be added.  Pickleball lines will be provided. Players must supply their own pickleball net or rent one from Colorado Journey at Cornerstone Park. The project is jointly funded by South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the City of Centennial.
Project Construction Dates: July-September 2014
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Senior Park Planner,, 303-483-7023

Homestead Elementary School/Park Ball Fields and Irrigation Project

Project Description: The 2 existing ball fields will be upgraded with new infield mix, backstops, dugouts, bleachers, and ADA accessibility. The irrigation system throughout the park will be replaced to improve efficiency and water conservation.
Project Dates: July-August 2015
Project Contact: Chad Giron, Park Planner II,, 303-483-7020

Big Dry Creek Trail in Cherry Knolls

Project Description:
Big Dry Creek Trail work in Cherry Knolls Park south of Arapahoe Road, North of East Easter Avenue. Creek armaments and Trail stabilization work
Project Construction Dates: March 15 – April 15 Urban Drainage and Flood Control is the Owner / Operator of the Project with Left hand Construction as the sub contractor.
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel,

Littleton Community Trail Phase 3 Construction

Project Description: Installation of a crusher fine trail from Littleton Blvd. to Ridge Road.  This is the final phase of the project.
Project Construction Dates: Current-November 2014
Project Contact: Brett Collins, Director of Planning and Development, 303-483-7021

Centennial Link Trail Phase 3

Project Description: An 8-foot wide concrete trail will be extended from S. Fairfax Way at Lois Lenski Elementary to S. Holly St. A new bridge over Little Dry Creek will be installed near Lois Lenski Elementary School.
Project Construction Dates: Current-September 2014
Project Contact: Brett Collins, Director of Planning and Development, 303-483-7021

Highlands 460 Trail Improvements

See Project Map.

Description:  Trail improvements will be made to the existing informal path near Arapaho Park.  The informal path exists from Big Dry Creek Trail south across S. Monroe Way through the City of Centennial’s Open Space and terminating at S. Adams St across from Arapaho Park.  The trail improvements will include widening the existing informal path to South Suburban’s District standard of an 8’ width for crusher fines trails.  This project will address the steep grade near Big Dry Creek and create a safer route to access the existing stepping stone at Big Dry Creek.  This project is jointly funded by South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the City of Centennial.
Project Time Frame: Fall 2014
Project Duration: TBD
Project Contact:  Steve White, Park Planner I,, 303-483-7024


South Suburban Parks and Recreation is committed to continuously improving our stewardship of the resources entrusted to us by our Community.

Read morepdf about the sustainable measures we implement to save tax dollars, improve the health of our residents, improve the natural environment, protect natural resources and save energy.

Contact Information

For further information about any construction, detours, proposed or sustainability projects, please contact Brett Collins, Director of Planning, Building Infrastructure and Construction, 303-483-7021