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@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

Milliken Park Restroom Construction
Project description: The construction of a new restroom and drinking fountain in Milliken Park along the High Line Canal Trail is completed. The facility will open in February when all utility work is finished. 
Anticipated Construction Dates: September 2017 - February 2018
Project Contact: Pam Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner, pcornelisse@ssprd.org or 303.483.7020

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

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 – February 28, 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

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 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

High Line Canal Trail Detours and Closures
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, 2017 - March 15, 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

Lee Gulch Trail Detour and Closure
Project Description: Due to an unexpected bank collapse, the Lee Gulch Trail is closed west of Heritage High School and east of Ashbaugh Park Pond. The contractor, Urban Drainage Flood Control District, as well as the City of Littleton and South Suburban Park and Recreation District are working to re-establish this community connection as soon as possible.
Anticipated Detour Dates: January 26 - February 16, 2018
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, ShawnW@ssprd.org or 303.953.7626

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

Sumac Hill Farm Overlook Project Detour
Project Description: High Line Canal Trail – Goodson Recreation Center to E. Orchard Rd. Trail users may experience slight delays during the construction of the Sumac Hill Farm Overlook. Please use caution during construction (see construction information above).
Anticipated Detour Dates: January – May 2018
Project Contact: Jason DeHaan, Park Planner, jdehaan@ssprd.org or 303-483-7025

Willow Creek Trail in Foxridge Detours and Closure
Project description: Southgate Water and Sanitation District are removing and replacing sewer lines that run through the open space and Willow Creek Trail.  Detours will be in place and patrons are advised to stay out of the construction area until the trail reopens.
Anticipated Detour Dates: January 23 - Mar 1, 2018
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.