Please be advised that the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater, located in Belmar Park at the south west corner of the Lakewood Heritage Center, will receive a new cover over the winter months. The existing cover will be removed in the coming weeks. The replacement cover will be installed in Spring 2018. The final look of the amphitheater will remain the same.
Please contact the Community Resources Department at 303-987-7800 or CRInfo@Lakewood.org with questions or concerns.
We are focusing on the beautification of select medians on major roadways in the City. Medians were selected for renovation based on the quality and appearance of the existing plant material and the deterioration of the irrigation system. The medians have been designed over the past year and landscaping work is now in progress.
Medians included in this renovation are as follows:
Work estimated to conclude in mid-November with additional planting occurring in Spring, 2018 due to plant availability.
The City has begun construction of a concrete, accessible trail link between Sutherland Shire Park up to Main Reservoir. The shared-use path will soon complete a scenic off-street, paved route from W. Florida Ave to W. Kentucky Dr. and improve access to the new playground at Sutherland Shire Park.
This connection was promoted by a Neighborhood Participation Grant submission and the gracious permission of the landowners: the State Land Board and the Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company.
The project should be complete by mid-November.
Carmody Park Universal Playground
2200 S. Kipling Street
Carmody Park's new universal playground, restroom facility, Outdoor Fitness Zone in partnership with Centura Health and multi-sport court are open!
6677 W. Florida Ave.
Following an extensive community input process, an improvement plan for Lasley Park has been developed. Pending budget approval, construction documents will be developed over the winter months, with construction occurring in 2017.
The development of this site plan occurred in collaboration with students from the University of Colorado, Denver through an innovative project called the Hometown Colorado Initiative. An online survey was originally conducted along with public meetings in February, March and June, 2016.
The City of Lakewood is currently in the planning stages
to renovate the playground at Hilltop Park, located at 9766 West 22nd
Place. Recently, we conducted a survey to find out what neighbors desire to see
in this playground. Please continue to check back for project
View the results of the playground survey.
West Alameda Parkway will become four lanes from McIntyre Street to Bear Creek Boulevard. Part of the project will include a 10-foot wide concrete bike path along the length of the road widening. It will also include a pedestrian underpass to enhance the access to William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain. Construction is is currently underway.
The non-paved parking area northwest of the Forsberg Iron Springs dog park will be removed due to the road widening. Visitors should use the park’s paved lot.
at Lakewood Heritage Center
801 S. Yarrow St.
The rehabilitation of the
exterior of the Caretaker’s Cottage located on the grounds of the Lakewood
Heritage Center is underway. This first phase includes foundation and structural repair including roofing, siding, site work, exterior paint and some interior drywall. Upon completion of phase I, residents will notice a refreshed exterior view and new landscaping. Future phases will address the interior rehabilitation and access. Work is expected to be complete in the fall, 2017. This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund Grant.
Located in O’Kane Park7101 W. 1st
In 2015, the community came together to discuss the
future reuse of the O’Kane house and auxiliary structures. Feedback confirms
there is wide community support for officially designating the property as an
historic site, which would make it eligible for some funding to support
eventual rehabilitation provided an appropriate reuse is identified.
Neighborhood feedback confirmed support for utilizing the site for non-profit
office space and/or event use such as weddings and other celebrations and
community gatherings. The City will pursue local historic designation for the
site. Following a successful designation process, the City will then proceed
to prioritize rehabilitation of the house among other projects for
application to the State Historical Fund. As we currently have other
projects in the pipeline that are under contract and will require
additional phases, we expect to be in a position to consider an application
for the O’Kane property in the next five to ten years.