2018 Improvement Projects

These improvement projects were outlined as part of the 2017 mill levy election. To read about what is proposed to be accomplished with the mill levy proceeds, click here.

Blue Heron Park


Improvements description: replaced irrigation, reconfigured and replaced playground, shelter improvements, planted new trees

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Revised schematic plans were provided to the community for feedback

Project Completed: July 2019

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1984, original park development took place in the mid 1980’s

Chaucer Park


Improvements description: playground replacement, additional improvements slated for 2019

Community Outreach:

  • My Dream Playground Meeting was held May 8, 2018

Project completed: August 2018 

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1984

Christensen Meadows Park


Improvements description: replaced irrigation, tree plantings with 100 student volunteers from Deer Creek Middle School, replaced playground with airplane and runway to tie into site history, updated park entrance, trail/sidewalk improvements, new shelter next to the playground, new benches and tables, native grass seeding

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held April 26, 2018
  • Revised schematic plans were provided to the community for feedback

Project completed: November 2019

History: Foothills acquired the park in the mid 1980’s, original park development was constructed by Wood Brothers Homes. This park was the site of the Columbine Airport from the late 1950’s – 1972, historical article and image included in photos.

Dewey Haberman Memorial Park


Improvements description: will be determined through community outreach

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held May 1, 2018
  • Revised schematic plans for Dewey Haberman Memorial Park were provided in July 2018, comments were received by July 25, 2018. Schematic plans are for planning purposes only and do not reflect actual finishes, colors or placement.
  • Design team has met and is revising schematic plans with cost estimates.
  • T2 Construction will perform and complete improvements by Fall 2019.

Temporary User Impact: some areas will be restricted during construction/installation, specific dates TBA

Anticipated completion: Fall 2019

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1977

Governor Grant Park


Improvements description: replaced irrigation, new tree plantings, new entrance area, new shelter next to the playground, added new climbing playground element, new concrete loop walk, new benches and tables, new culvert crossing that replaced the bridge, native grass seeding

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held May 2, 2018
  • Revised schematic plans were provided to the community for feedback

Project completed: November 2019

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1983 and completed park development south of the creek in 1986

Wingate South Park


Improvements description: trail improvements, new playground installed for ages 2-5, planted new trees, shelter and landscape improvements

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held April 25, 2018
  • Revised schematic plans were provided to the community for feedback

Project completed: September 2019

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1985

Foothills Sports Arena


Improvements description: indoor turf replacement

Details: current synthetic turf is original to the facility and has extended past its life expectancy of 10 years, replacing turf will keep the District competitive with similar offerings around the metro area and improve player conditions

Project completed: August 2018

History: Foothills opened this facility 2005

Lilley Gulch Recreation Center


Improvements description: install air conditioning and wood floors in basketball gymnasium, repave north parking lot

Details: the basketball gymnasium was not designed to include air conditioning and the current tartan sports flooring is outdated and not desirable to patrons and potential renters

Project completed:

  • Basketball Gymnasium air conditioning system installation was completed April 2019
  • Northeast Parking Lot (east of the gymnasium) completed May 2019
  • Basketball Gymnasium flooring project was completed October 2018

History: Foothills opened this facility in 1982 with some portions of the building remodeled in 2004