Park & Facility Projects

With the responsibility for keeping the parks and facilities of in the best condition for visitor use, the Department must continually maintain, upgrade, and replace its park landscape and facility improvements. At any given time, there are dozens of park design and construction projects in progress to maintain, improve, and expand the park system. The Capital Projects staff consists of skilled project managers that assemble design teams, prepare design and construction documents, competitively bid and oversee the site construction process.

Planning and Construction Projects

The City and County of Denver is planning for the future River North Park. The four acre park site is located at 35th Street and Arkins Court along the South Platte River. The project will also include a pedestrian promenade from 31st Street to 35th Street.

Design ideas are just getting underway!

A final plan will be developed in Fall 2015 with construction planned for Fall 2016.  Please come and share your vision for the park at the first public open house.

August 13, 2015
5:30-7:30 (short presentation at 6:15)
Summit Church
3300 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

For more information, please contact Brian Wethington, Denver Parks & Recreation,

In 2007, Denver voters passed the Better Denver Bond program in which $11 million dollars was appropriated for land acquisition and design services for the Central Denver Recreation Center. After a year of research on various sites in the area, the location selected for the new recreation center was Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street. Learn more...

Visit to learn more about how Denver Parks & Recreation is re-imagining play at Paco Sanchez Park.

Genesee Park Improvement Plan

The City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation Department is developing an implementation plan for the Genesee Park and Katherine L. Craig Mountain Park properties. The purpose of this plan is to define appropriate uses for these properties, which will be based on a natural resource and facilities assessment, interviews with stakeholders and other efforts to understand visitor needs. The result will be an integrated trails and park improvements plan, which will include sustainable strategies for long term management of natural resources and visitor use.

The plan is intended to create an overall vision for the future of recreation and preservation for the Genesee Park and Katherine L. Craig Tract properties. Furthermore, this plan will identify standards, prioritize projects, and refine strategies for implementing and monitoring this vision.

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the Mountain Park system, and Genesee Park was the first park established in the system. It is fitting to unveil a new park plan for Genesee, as well as the Katherine L. Craig Tract, on the year of this notable anniversary.

Final Plan

The RVIP overview encompasses all of the recommendations from the 2008 River North Greenway Master Plan (RINO) and the 2009 River South Greenway Master Plan (RISO) into a series of prioritized short term, mid term and long term projects.

-Part 1    - Part 2

Confluence Park
   -Community Input
   -Plans and Sketches
   -Park Use Areas

Grant Frontier Park
   -Rendering 1
   -Rendering 2

Sun Valley Community Park
   -Master Plan (Plan View)

   -News Release, 1/19/2012

The Ruby Hill Master Plan Phase II will be a two part project. The first part will be to develop a 60% plan set for the entire park. The scope of Part 1 will include pedestrian circulation, multi-use path circulation, vehicle circulation and parking for large events, and the addition of an outdoor amphitheater within the park. The scope of Part 2 concentrates on the implementation of the master plan for the upper area and will include the playground partially completed in Phase I, an outdoor activities area with volleyball and basketball courts, a skate skills area, and a new spray pad. Further improvements to the paths and connections to the proposed trails system through the entire park are also part of this scope. Construction will begin in January of 2014. 

Phase II Concept Plans 

Ruby Hill Bike Park Concepts

The Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study is a project to identify restorative improvements to three major urban waterways (Harvard Gulch, Weir Gulch, and the South Platte River from 6th to 58th Avenues) in the City and County of Denver: sponsored by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD), City and County of Denver (CCD), and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). Learn more.


View the comprehensive list of projects in different stages of the planning process.

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