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Denver area getting 6 new parks

Jan 30, 2024, 10:49 AM | Updated: Jan 31, 2024, 7:14 am

My kids LOVE parks and now Denver will have a bunch more to choose from. 6 more parks are coming to the Denver area!

It’s all funded by a sales tax increase. For the last five years, it has collected about $40 million, according to Denver Parks and Recreation. Recently, that number grew to $50 million per year. 

Here are some more details from our friends at www.9news.com:

  • 47th Avenue and Telluride Street
    • Construction begins in 2025. Opening in 2026. 
    • Features: large new playground, trails that connect to regional system, basketball court, interactive water feature, community garden
  • East Iliff Avenue and South Bellaire Street
    • Construction begins 2025. Opening in 2026. 
    • Features: playground, sports courts, demonstration gardens, community event space
    • Proposal to name the park, “Bethesda Park” 
  • Kittridge Steet and East Bolling Drive
    • Construction to begin later this year. Denver Parks and Recreation will take ownership of the park once construction is complete. 
    • Features: community playground, basketball courts, two athletic fields, big walking loop, food forest managed by Denver Urban Gardens
  • 44th Avenue and Pearl Street
    • Purchase and sale agreement for $1,205,000 was recently approved by city council. An additional $295,000 was also approved for immediate property improvements and to conduct a vision plan. 
  • West Kentucky Avenue and South Irving Street
    • Skate park in Westwood already open.
  • 10th Avenue and Alcott Street
    • Construction begins this year. Opening in 2026. 
    • Features: large park along South Platte River, community gathering space, community gardens.

 

 

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