Residents will now enjoy Pickleball courts and other major improvements at Prospect Park after the completion of a two-phase park renovation. The milestone will be celebrated a public ribbon cutting, Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. The second phase of renovations began in November of 2021 and included replacing the picnic pavilion, replacing the tennis court with six pickleball courts, improving the road, parking lots, and sidewalks in the park, replacing the eastern playground, and improving irrigation and landscaping throughout. Funding for the project included over a 500-thousanddollar grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. The first phase of the park’s renovation took place in 2017/2018 and added a new full-size football field located east of the softball fields, relocation of the trail south of the field, renovation of the two softball fields, and added new fencing and dugouts that meet ADA requirements. Phase one included 400 thousand dollars in funding from Jefferson County Open Space’s Local Park Partnership grant program. Prospect Park’s ribbon cutting, October 15, will highlight the improvements made at the park and include a ribbon cutting, refreshments, giveaways and more. Learn more about Prospect Park Renovations at rootedinfun.com/prospectphase2.
About Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation
For 50 years, Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation has been committed to offering quality parks and recreational opportunities to the community. The City of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Department is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies for excellence in operation and service, and Wheat Ridge is a “Tree City USA”. Services provided include aquatics, athletics, fitness and wellness, enrichment programs, camps, special events, therapeutic recreation and more. The Department maintains 20 parks on approximately 173 acres, three recreation facilities, 300 acres of open space, seven miles of trails and a community garden.