2019 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.

Columbine Trail


Improvements description: trail repair and replacement

Project Completed May 2020

History: the trail originated in the early 1980’s, Foothills took over management of sections of the trail in 2003 from Jefferson County Open Space

Chaucer Park


Improvements description: replaced irrigation, new picnic shelter, new site amenities, new cement paths, planted new trees

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held January 23, 2019
  • Revised schematic plans were provided to the community for feedback

Project Completed: July 2020

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1984.  The playground was replaced in August 2018.

Dakota Station Park


Improvements description: replaced irrigation, resurfaced tennis courts, new fencing/gates, new nets, replaced concrete walkways, planted new trees

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held January 29, 2019
  • Revised schematic plans were provided to the community for feedback

Project Completed: May 2020

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1979

Lilley Gulch Park


Improvements description: new fencing, gates, surface and nets for tennis courts

Project Completed: May 2020

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1979

Trappers Glen Park


Improvements Description: replaced irrigation, new shelter, new half court basketball, new site amenities, replaced entry sidewalk, updated crusher fine trail, planted new trees

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held February 5, 2019
  • Revised schematic plans were provided to the community for feedback

Project Completed: May 2020

History: Foothills acquired the land in 1985, park was developed in 1991

Valley View Park


Improvements description: will be determined through community outreach

Community Outreach:

  • Meeting was held January 30, 2019
  • Schematic plans for Valley View Park site improvements were provided in February 2019, comments were received by March 1, 2019. Schematic plans are for planning purposes only and do not reflect actual finishes, colors or placement.
  • Design team has met and revised schematic plans with cost estimates.
  • Sabell’s Civil & Landscape LLC will perform and complete improvements by Spring 2020.

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

Anticipated completion: Spring 2020

History: Foothills acquired the park in 1979

Lilley Gulch Recreation Center – Fitness Equipment Replacement


Improvements description: replace weight stacks and free weights in cardio/weight room

Details: replacing equipment keeps the facility updated with what is popular in the fitness industry

Project completed: March 2019

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

Meadows Golf Club – Parking Lot


Improvements description: repair parking lot

Anticipated completion: Parking stalls mostly completed, November 2019.  Some road work leading to the property and other minor concrete work will be completed in spring 2020.

History: Foothills opened this facility in 1984

Ridge Recreation Center – Pool Improvement


Improvements description: replace play feature in leisure/activity pool

Details: the feature is an original component of the pool and parts for repair/replacement are no longer available

Project completed: August 2019

History: Foothills opened this facility in 2003

Schaefer Athletic Complex – Batting Cages


Improvements description: New design and layout of the site Including a new batting cage attendant building, benches, picnic tables and landscaping. New 3-speed adjustable pitching machines ranging from 40-70 MPH with choice of baseball, fast and slow-pitch softball, as well as height adjustment. 2 ADA accessible cages. Improvements were also made to the parking lot including ADA parking and sidewalk.

Project completed: June 2020

History: Foothills acquired the batting cages from the original operator in 2005