Spring maintenance is underway at all of our parks. This includes irrigation start up and repairs, herbicide and fertilizer applications, sport field treatments, tree pruning, landscape bed management, hedge trimming, deep cleaning all of our facilities and shelters, fencing repairs, horse arena harrowing and so much more being done by our caring and talented Groundskeepers! If you see them out and about feel free to say hello and let them know how your park experience is going. 

PARKING LOT maintenance 

All of the asphalt PRPD parking lots are scheduled to undergo some form of treatment over the course of the spring. This can range from simple infrared patching or crack sealing to more advance treatments like seal coating, re-striping or full replacement. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates and type of maintenance throughout the District.

32ND STREET TO CLEAR CREEK TRAIL connection project 

We continue to make progress on this trail connection. After some robust public feedback our consultant will be working on cost estimates, engineering and timelines for the trail to run from 32nd street along the east side of Applewood Golf Course. Once renderings are available there is the potential of an additional round of public input prior to the Board of Director’s review. PRPD is also working diligently with all relevant private partners on easement locations and trail options for the route around the Coors reservoir (east & west) and through the Clear Creek Development (primarily north & south) and will share updates as they become available. 

APPLEWOOD PARK trail surfacing 

Groundskeeping staff will be working on replenishing the crusher fine surfacing throughout the Applewood Park Loop Trail. This work is anticipated to be completed by mid-Summer and will provide a nice fresh look and feel for trail users.

CRESTVIEW PARK masonry upgrades to pillars and Kendrick Cottage 

Premiere Quality Masonry recently completed a number of much needed concrete, brick and stone repairs on the Crestview Park entrance columns and the decorative masonry surrounding Kendrick Cottage. New, more substantial and high quality, flagstone toppers were placed around the front and back entrances to the cottage and the pillars all received inspections, seal treatments and a badly damaged pillar at the east entrance was repaired and has the large stone topper reset with high density mortar.

FAIRMOUNT PARK playground replacement 

The Fairmount playground replacement project has begun. Security fencing has been put in place and staff have place signage showing the renderings of the future playground for those who are interested in getting a sneak peek at the upgrades. We expect this project including new surfacing, playground equipment, concrete walkways and benches to be complete by June. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates as the project progresses.

MAPLE GROVE PARK irrigation and ditch flooding abatement project 

PRPD will be working with Jefferson County Road & Bridge to move a section of park irrigation running along the northwest corner of the park, generally daylighting at the ditch running along 32nd street. The relocation of these irrigation lines and the re-sloping of the ditch will assist with the alleviation of flooding or pooling of water near the west entrance to the park. Work is anticipated to begin at the start of April and be completed within 30 days, weather depending. Impacts to park users may include some or all of the following: Lack of access to the 32nd St. sidewalk, interrupted access to the playground area, periodic limited parking access in the west parking lot and possible lane closures of the south lane on 32nd St. in front of the park. 

PROSPECT ARENA playground improvements, and redesign/public input process

The Prospect Arena playground recently received upgrades to a number of amenities including a new swirly slide, replacements to outdated balance platforms, fresh engineered wood fiber surfacing and new wooden border pieces. The work provides a nice fresh look to the playground and has been well received by playground users. Additionally, at Prospect Arena we are working closely with a design consultant to create a future design plan for the property. This project is a result of the master planning process conducted in 2019 and will include a finalized design (public input process is open throughout April and will include 2 public meetings), construction drawings and documents, and a cost estimate for upgrades, utility work and amenities. The consultant has a timeline that includes presentation and review of final documents to the Board of Director’s by the August board meeting.

 SERENE CONSERVANCY development update

The planning and permitting process continues for the Serene Conservancy property. We have worked with Jefferson County and an independent engineering consultant to attain flood plain and grading permits. Next steps will include finalizing erosion plans, construction applications and storm water management plans. Once completed PRPD will work with our landscape and design consultant to put the project out to bid and will share construction updates as they become available throughout the summer and remainder of 2021.