Inspiration Point Park Improvements

rendering of the restored historic overlook at Inspiration Point Park

Inspiration Point Park is a 25.5 acre Community Park in northwest Denver with over 5 acres of Designated Natural Area. The hillside park features mostly passive uses and is noted for its landscape character of bluegrass upland forest and mixed-grass prairie with expansive views of the Front Range. The Inspiration Point neighborhood is bounded by I-70, Sheridan and I-76 leaving few means for accessible play options within a neighborhood walking distance.

In November 2017 voters approved the General Obligation Bond (Elevate Denver) which allocated $2,135,000 for Inspiration Point Park improvements to include a new playground, picnic sites, shade shelter and restoration of the historic masonry wall at the point.

Funding & Timeline

Funding for full design was through the Bond’s third debt issuance in October 2019. The design completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. Construction funding came from the Bond’s fourth debt issuance in late 2020. As the schedule stands with funding issuance, construction would begin 2nd quarter 2021 and complete in late 2021. 

Community Outreach & Vision Plan

This process was completed late 2018. The project task was to create a Vision Plan of the park for future improvement projects in addition to a Concept Plan for the Elevate Denver Bond improvement items: View the summary memo

Illustrative Renderings

The following illustrative renderings are from the final construction document package and depict the western overlook and the new playground space. 

View the playground rendering | View the western overlook rendering