South Suburban Closures Due To Stay-At-Home Public Health Order

All playgrounds, golf courses, driving ranges and related golf facilities, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts and picnic areas and shelters are closed.

Parks and trails remain open and compliance with social distancing of at least six feet is required.

Violation of the public health order is a class 1 misdemeanor and may be punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment.

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

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, Melissar@ssprd.org, 303.483.7023

Carson Nature Center Restroom Renovation Construction
Project Description: The restrooms and drinking fountain at Carson Nature Center are closed for renovation. Temporary port-o-lets are provided at the Carson Nature Center visitor parking lot. The nearest restrooms along the Mary Carter Greenway are located at Reynolds Landing, Hudson Gardens adjacent to Nixon’s Coffee House and at South Platte Park’s parking lot near C470.
Anticipated Construction Dates: February – April 2020
Project Contact: Pamela Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020.

Carson Nature Center River Room Renovation
Project Description: The river exhibit at Carson Nature Center is not available for visitation due to renovations in the river room, including the installation of new flooring. The Nature Center will remain open for visitation.
Anticipated Construction Dates: Mar 5 - April 2020
Project Contact: Pamela Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020.

Cherry Knolls Park Ballfield Renovation Construction
Project Description: South Suburban in partnership with the City of Centennial is renovating the two ballfields, installing ADA accessible walks, making drainage improvements along the Big Dry Creek Trail.
Anticipated Construction Dates: January - May 2020
Project Contact: Pamela Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

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, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

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

West Spring Creek Drainage Improvements
Project Description: South Suburban in partnership with the Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) is making drainage repairs to West Spring Creek between E. Mineral Ave. and S. Phillips Ave.
Anticipated Construction Dates: Late - February – May 2020
Project Contact: Pamela Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

Chase Park Expansion and Renovation Construction
Project Description: South Suburban in partnership with the City of Sheridan is making improvements to the park, including an additional 6,440 square-feet of open turf area, new playground and pavilion, half-court basketball and four square court, internal concrete trail, picnic tables, benches, landscaping and irrigation.
Anticipated Construction Dates: October 2019 - May 2020
Project Contact: Jason DeHaan, Park Planner I, jdehaan@ssprd.org or 303.483.7025

Foxridge Park Renovation
Project Description: South Suburban in partnership with the city of Centennial is making improvements to the park, including a playground expansion with new play structures for children ages 2-5; and ages 5-12; a new pavilion with picnic tables and three new park benches.
Anticipated Construction Dates: February - June 2020
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, stevew@ssprd.org or 303.483.7024

Detours

Mary Carter Green Way Trail – Restroom Closure at Carson Nature Center
Project Description: The restrooms and drinking fountain at Carson Nature Center are closed for renovation. Temporary port-o-lets are provided at the Carson Nature Center visitor parking lot. The nearest restrooms along the Mary Carter Greenway are located at  Reynolds Landing, Hudson Gardens adjacent to Nixon’s Coffee House and at South Platte Park’s parking lot near C470.
Anticipated Construction Dates: February – April 2020
Project Contact: Pamela Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

Planning Projects

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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.