Construction and Detours

Construction

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.

Charley Emely 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@sspr.org or 303.483.7024.

Cornerstone Park Parking Lot Construction
Project Description:  Phase I will occur in th winter of 2017 and include constructing concrete curbs and gutters. Phase II will take place in the spring of 2018 to install the asphalt paving. The parking lot islands will be planted in late spring 2018.  There may be parking lot closures during construction. See Detours below.  The contractor on the project is Colorado Asphalt Services, Inc.
Anticipated Construction Dates: Winter 2017 - Spring 2018
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@SSPRD.org or 303.483.7020

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

Milliken Park Restroom Construction
Project description: The construction of a new restroom and drinking fountain is being constructed in Milliken Park along the High Line Canal Trail will require park and trail closures. The park will be impacted during construction, utility trenching and restroom delivery. Temporary areas will be set up and trail closures will occur within the park and along High Line Canal Trail.  During construction the High Line Canal Trail may be closed between S. Clarkson Street and S. Caley Avenue. Please adhere to the trail closure signs during construction and stay clear of construction areas for your safety. See trail map of detour, construction, and closures.
Anticipated Construction Dates: September 6 - December 30, 2017
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@SSPRD.org or 303.483.7020

Sunset Park Expansion and Irrigation Renovation Project
Project Description: Additional turf, concrete trail connection, retaining wall, fencing, landscaping and irrigation are being installed at Sunset Park. The north end of the existing park will be impacted during construction and area closures in the park will exist.  A construction map is posted at the site.
Anticipated Construction Dates: December 4, 2017 – spring 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 – December 31, 2017
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

Big Dry Creek Trail Detour
Project description: Big Dry Creek Trail at West Lehow Ave.
Anticipated Detour Dates: Ongoing
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Charley Emely 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 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.

High Line Canal Trail Closures and Detours
Project description: A full closure and detour of the High Line Canal Trail is necessary for drainage structure work as part of the C-470 Express Lanes project. Use the C-470 Trail to Erickson Blvd., then County Line Rd. to Primo Rd., then back to the High Line Canal Trail. See map for more information.
Anticipated Detour Dates: October 30 – December  31, 2017
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626
 

Mary Carter Greenway Trail Closure and Detours
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

Milliken Park/High Line Canal Trail Closures and Detours
Project description: The construction of a new restroom in Milliken Park along the High Line Canal Trail will require park and trail closures. During construction the High Line Canal Trail may be closed between S. Clarkson Street and S. Caley Avenue. Please adhere to the trail closure signs during construction and stay clear of construction areas for your safety. See trail map of detour, construction, and closures.
Anticipated Detour Dates: September 6 - December 30, 2017
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@SSPRD.org or 303.483.7020

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.