McWilliams Park Improvements

playground, picnic area and climbing dragon at McWilliams Park

As part of the Elevate Denver Bond Program, DPR is upgrading the playground, picnic area and basketball court. The redesigned park will be compliant with current safety standards and improve upon the well-known 'dinosaur' playground theme. 

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September 2021 Project Update

McWilliams Park is scheduled to be under construction this fall. This project includes major improvements along Harvard Gulch. Elevate Denver Bond funded improvements include the picnic area, basketball courts and playground upgrades, including the refurbishment of the beloved purple dinosaur.  Denver Parks & Recreation has also partnered with the Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure for a water quality feature and filling a sidewalk gap along Yale Avenue. Turf conversions and irrigation system upgrades will create an efficient system that uses less water and provides perennial beds for pollinators and native grasses along the gulch.

Outreach & Project History

Public Meeting 1 | December 3, 2019

Public Meeting 2 | February 6, 2020



2701 E Yale Ave, Denver, Colorado 80210, Denver 80210  View Map

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