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.

Design and Construction Projects

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant Logan Simpson Design, is in the process of replacing the existing playground at Ash Grove Park using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program.  A public outreach and input process is underway and design should be complete by the end of 2015 and construction tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2016.

July 7, 2015: Public Meeting #1
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July 28, 2015: Public Meeting #2
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For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant DHM Design, is in the process of renovating the courts and walks at Barnum Park, near the intersection of Julian Street and 4th Avenue, using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program.  A public outreach and input process is underway and design should be complete by the end of 2015 and construction tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2016. Public Meeting #2 is scheduled for September 1, 2015. For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

August 12, 2015: Public Meeting #1
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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...

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.

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant Logan Simpson Design, is in the process of replacing the existing playground at Dunham Park using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program.  A public outreach and input process is underway and design should be complete by the end of 2015 and construction tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2016. 

July 9, 2015: Public Meeting #1
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July 30, 2015: Public Meeting #2
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For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

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

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant Stream Design, is in the process of replacing the existing playground at Lincoln–La Alma Park using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program.  A public outreach and input process is underway and design should be complete by the end of 2015 and construction tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2016.  

July 8, 2015: Public Meeting #1
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August 11, 2015: Public Meeting #2
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For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with consultant DHM Design, is in the process of replacing the existing playground at Quick Park, using funding from the 2015 Capital Improvement Program.  A public outreach and input process is underway and design should be complete by the end of 2015 with construction tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2016. 

August 3, 2015: Public Meeting #1
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For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

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

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.

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE #1
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, brian.wethington@denvergov.org.

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)

GOCO 
   -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

Denver Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with The Trust For Public Land, Healthy Places and Westwood Unidos, is in the process of conceptual planning of Westwood Park in preparation for replacing the existing playground, walks and adding new fitness equipment.  A public outreach and input process is underway and design should be complete by the end of 2015 and construction tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2016.

Existing conditions
Concept Drafts

For questions or comments please contact West Denver Park Planner, Chris Yanez, at chris.yanez@denvergov.org.

Design and Construction Projects

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

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