June 4, 2018 – Lakewood residents love their playgrounds, and the city continues to focus on improving parks and playgrounds to encourage outdoor play and enhance quality of life. Next up is a playground renovation at Ute Trail Park at 13600 W. Jewell Ave. Proposed improvements for this small 2,500-square-foot neighborhood play area include new playground equipment and seating.
Residents are invited to view the proposed plans, help select final details and give feedback at a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at Ute Trail Park, 13600 W. Jewell Ave.
The Ute Trail Park playground renovation is funded by a Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) grant submitted by the South Green Mountain Improvement Organization and approved by the Lakewood City Council. The NPP gives community organizations a chance to submit applications to receive city funding for small-scale projects they believe would make a difference in improving their neighborhood. Learn more at Lakewood.org/NPP.
In the last two years, the city has renovated playgrounds at Richey Park, Bonfils-Stanton Park, Founders Park, Sutherland Shire Park, Westborough Park and Carmody Park. Lasley Park, currently under renovation, includes a new large playground that will open this summer. Hilltop Park and Ute Trail Park improvements will be completed later this year.
For more information about Lakewood’s parks and playgrounds, visit Lakewood.org/Parks. For information about the Ute Trail Park improvements, please call 303-987-7800.
Posted on: Wednesday, June 06, 2018