The City of Englewood's Department of Parks, Recreation and Library strives to maintain the best parks and open spaces in the metro area. In this pursuit, several Englewood Parks are undergoing improvements. Please refer back to this page for regular updates and progress reports on these and future parks projects.
Jason Park Playground Replacement
The City of Englewood's Parks, Recreation and Library was awarded an Arapahoe County Open Spaces Grant for the replacement of the Jason Park playground. Components of the project include two ADA play areas (2-5 years of age and 5-12 years of age); designated digging play area with standard and ADA accessible digging equipment; replacement of the pea gravel playground surface with engineered wood fiber and new concrete ADA ramp and path from the parking lot and around the perimeter of the play area.
Maximizing resources and meeting the community's request to preserve specific playground elements, the project will incorporate the outdated playground equipment to provide art as well as functionality, enhancing the entire park.
Construction is scheduled to begin in August of 2019.
Big Dry Creek Channel Stabilization through Belleview Park (Phase 2 Reach)
Channel stabilization and bank protection measures will be constructed along a 500-foot section of Big Dry Creek though Belleview Park. The project reach is located at the downstream end of the park. The existing Big Dry Creek channel in this location has been actively eroding over the last several years, leaving steep eroded banks. The proposed improvements include regrading the channel to introduce a gentle meander pattern, similar to the existing channel alignment and flatter more stable bank slopes. The new channel will be stabilized with four new low height loose rock riffle drop structures for grade control and buried loose rock bank protection on the outside of bends. The finished channel stabilization project will be a stable natural channel, with gently sloping grassy channel banks that will provide a safer condition for park users. The project is funded by The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District.