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Elks Neighborhood Park Project
June 9, 2011
Oct. 12, 2010
Nov. 18, 2010
Dec. 14, 2010
Elks Neighborhood Park project is underway! Parks and Recreation staff is coordinating the planning and design of the park improvements and multi-use trail and greenway improvements for the Elks Neighborhood Park and Four Mile Canyon Creek.
The Parks and Recreation Department Urban Forestry Division will be pruning 36 trees and removing nine trees as part of a development project of Elks Park at 3975 28th Street. The work has been prescribed to improve tree health or to remove dead, dying and unsafe trees. In addition, a row of Russian olive trees will be removed on the north side of the park. Russian olive trees are an invasive species that displace native trees like cottonwood, willow, chokecherry and plum. Russian olive is on the Colorado State noxious weed list.
The tree work is scheduled for April 17 to May 10, 2013. Construction for the park development will start mid-summer 2013. For more information about the tree work contact Pat Bohin at 303-519-8750 and for more information on the park development project contact Mike Lamb at 303-413-7225
The following project goals were developed for the Elks neighborhood park project as part of the conceptual planning process:
Staff and the consultant team conducted the fourth neighborhood park public informational meeting to provide an update on the latest project design drawings. Options for the park included shelters, play equipment and a range of green space. The meeting was held on June 9, 2011.
Elks Park Public Meeting
A meeting was held Dec. 15, 2011 as an opportunity for area residents to view the current construction plans for Elks Neighborhood Park. Park staff were available to explain the blueprints and answer any questions. Area residents also had the opportunity to view a sample of the proposed public artwork, chosen by the citizen public art selection panel.
Public Art Opportunity
The current design phase is 50 percent complete. The construction bid process is anticipated to begin later in the year with park construction beginning in 2012. The Elks Neighborhood Park Public Art Selection Panel has recommended Erick Johnson (Ft. Collins, CO) and Mike Juarez and Mike Cody (Denver, CO) as the project public artists.
Construction of a bridge over the creek will be completed in early 2012. Construction of the park site will begin in 2013.
Comments and Questions
We encourage you to submit comments and questions online or by calling Mike Lamb, Project Manager at 303-413-7225.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 08:27