Performing Arts Themed, Inclusive Playground; Improved Amphitheater and Festival Area; Lighting and Irrigation System Upgrades; and More
Foothills Park & Recreation District is proud to celebrate the new improvements on the west side of the park, as well as the new performing arts themed, inclusive playground at the Clement Park Grand Opening. The event is Thursday, August 8, at 5:30 pm. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the playground, giveaways, sponsor and project partner booths on the new festival area, and a free concert featuring The Long Run, “Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles”.
As part of a larger $8.7 million park redevelopment project, the improvements to the west side of the park include the new inclusive playground, improved lighting and restrooms, a new irrigation system and festival area, improvements to the Grant Amphitheater, improved water quality in Johnston Reservoir and improved pedestrian and ADA access to it all.
The new destination playground, built to replace two existing 30 year old playgrounds, will serve the needs of thousands of children from local neighborhoods and across the region. By incorporating an inclusive design, the playground will provide a place where children of all ages and abilities can play together including those with autism, sensory processing disorder, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other intellectual and physical disabilities.
Thanks to Jefferson County Open Space, Great Outdoors Colorado and The Foothills Foundation for their generous contributions toward the project!
About Foothills Park & Recreation District
Founded in 1959, Foothills Park & Recreation District is a special district established by Colorado statute. The District encompasses roughly 24.2 square miles within unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado and serves a population of approximately 93,000 residents. Foothills Park & Recreation District manages facilities, park land and open space, including Ridge Recreation Center and Pools, Peak Community & Wellness Center, Lilley Gulch Recreation Center and Pool, Edge Ice Arena, Foothills Fieldhouse, Foothills Sports Arena, Foothills and Meadows Golf Courses, four outdoor pools, cultural and community events, and thousands of classes and programs for all ages. The District also manages 68 park sites, including four regional parks, 42 neighborhood parks, 21 greenbelts, and six regional trail corridors, totaling 31 miles.