Construction and Detours

South Suburban is dedicated to the improvement of its facilities, parks & trails for the good of the community. Projects are listed by earliest start date. Please check back periodically for new projects.

Construction

Charley Emley Park Improvements
Project Description: Park improvements will be made to the playground, basketball and tennis courts, and a portion of Lee Gulch Trail at Charley Emley Park. It will involve detours on Lee Gulch Trail. The project is funded by the City of Littleton, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Arapahoe County Open Space Grant Program.
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 2017 - Spring 2018
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, SteveW@ssprd.org, 303.483.7024

Entertainment District Park
Project Description: A new park is being constructed at the southwest corner of Kimmer Drive and Park Meadows Drive.  This park is a joint project between South Suburban Park and Recreation District and the City of Lone Tree.  Contractor on the project is Double R Excavating, Inc.  Park amenities include:
• overlook plaza with picnic tables, benches, and a shade structure
• landscaping enhancements
• fitness station
• new trail connections
• sculpture by local artist
Anticipated Construction Dates:  November 2017 - June 2018
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

High Line Trail Section Receives Upgrade
Project Description: The High Line Canal Trail between Broadway and Clarkson Street will receive a top dressing. Trail patrons are asked to be careful when using this section of the trail while work is being done as no trail closures are anticipated. Please note it may be soft and uneven at times.

HLC Broadway to Clarkson


Anticipated Construction Dates: May 7 - 11, 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@sspr.org or 303.953.7626.

Sterne Park Construction
Project description:  A new restroom and playground is being constructed at Sterne Park this spring!  The expanded playground will include equipment for both ages 2 - 5 and ages 5-12.  A new restroom will be constructed west of the existing restroom and shelter.  The existing restroom will be permanently closed.The shelter will not be available for rental during this time and the playground and parking lot will be closed beginning mid-February.
Anticipated Construction Dates: February - June 2018
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

Sumac Hill Farm Overlook Project
Project Description: The project is a rest stop along the High Line Canal trail featuring a small (600 square foot) circular plaza with colored concrete, custom farm themed fencing and fence panels, interpretive signage, benches and boulder wall. There is a conservation easement on the Sumac Hill Farm property that prohibits the site from being further developed, and the overlook will provide public access and views across the property. It is located between the Goodson Recreation Center and E. Orchard Rd. on the west side of the High Line Canal Trail. A construction map is posted at the site.
Anticipated Construction Dates: January – May 2018
Project Contact: Jason DeHaan, Park Planner, jdehaan@ssprd.org or 303-483-7025

Urban Drainage and Flood Control District project on Jackass Gulch

Project Description: The Mineral Trail (also known as the Railroad Spur Trail) in Littleton near Jackass Hill Road and the intersection at the Highline Canal near Mineral will be affected by this project. Trail patrons, please be aware of construction traffic and construction activities along the trail. No trail closures are anticipated.
Anticipated Construction Dates: November 1 – April 16, 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@sspr.org or 303.953.7626.

Willow Creek Bank Stabilization Project
Project Description: Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) and Southgate Sanitation District (Southgate) are making improvements to the Willow Creek Bank. The project is located on the south side of East Dry Creek Road, across from Homestead Elementary School in the Foxridge Open Space along Willow Creek, west of South Quebec Street. ESCO Construction Company is the general contractor. Some additional sanitary sewer improvements located in East Dry Creek Road will be scheduled.
Anticipated Construction Dates: October 23, 2017 - spring 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@sspr.org or 303.953.7626.

Detours

Bear Creek Trail Detour
Project description: North West Metro Waste Water is constructing a bypass line along Bear Creek Trail. Bear Creek Trail will be closed from South Lowell Street to South Clay Street. Detour signs will be placed along South Clay Street onto Oxford Street, and then to South Lowell Street to get cyclists and pedestrians safely around this construction.  
Anticipated Detour Dates:  March 27 - April 30, 2018
Project Contact:  Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Charley Emley Park Improvements with Detours
Project Description: Park improvements will be made to the playground, basketball and tennis courts, and a portion of Lee Gulch Trail at Charley Emley Park. See detours on Lee Gulch Trail. The project is funded by the City of Littleton, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Arapahoe County Open Space Grant Program.
Anticipated Detour Dates: November 2017 - Spring 2018
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, SteveW@sspr.org or 303.483.7024

Cornerstone Park Parking Lot Construction Detours
Project Description:  During Phase I and Phase II of construction of parking lot there may be closures and detours. See the detour sign for further details.
Anticipated Detour Dates: Winter 2017 - Spring 2018
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

Mary Carter Greenway Trail Detours and Closure
Project description: The construction associated with the C-470 Express Lanes project includes the replacement of the existing eastbound and westbound South Platte River bridges. Thus, the Mary Carter Greenway Trail under those bridges will be closed intermittently over a 6 month construction period, with detours in place.  Pay careful attention to electronic message boards and route maps on the detour as well as regular CDOT updates.
Anticipated Detour Dates: Beginning Jul 2017 - December 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Willow Creek Trail at C-470 Closed with Detours

Project description: CDOT closed northbound and southbound Willow Creek Trail at C-470 as crews start drainage work and trail-widening construction as part of the C-470 Express Lanes project. Follow detour signs accordingly and go slow for the cone zone.  See CDOT News page for trail map and information about closures and detours. Construction activities are weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.
Anticipated Detour Dates: March 26 – May 28
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Contact Information

For further information about any construction, detours, proposed or sustainability projects, please contact Brett Collins, Director of Planning and Development, at BrettC@ssprd.org or 303.483.7021.