Recently Awarded Grants

In 2022, Arapahoe County Open Spaces awarded $5 million to local agencies for park, trail and open space projects. Congratulations to the 2022 grant recipients!

City of Aurora:  

  • $500,000 to construct an extension of the Murphy Creek Trail in southeast Aurora to improve neighborhood connectivity 

 Town of Bennett: 

  • $15,000 to add new amenities for trail users at Bennett Regional Park and Open Space 

City of Englewood: 

  • $500,000 for a new picnic shelter and restroom at Bates/Logan Park  

City of Glendale:

  • $500,000 for improvements at Mir Park, including new pickleball courts, restrooms, and picnic facilities

City of Greenwood Village:

  • $500,000 for a new adventure play area at Village Greens North Park

City of Littleton: 

  • $500,000 to support the stabilization of Jackass Gulch to reduce erosion and improve water quality, and add new trail access to the area 
  • $100,000 to update the City’s Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Master Plan  

City of Sheridan:

  • $100,000 to complete a comprehensive study of the Bear Creek Trail corridor to identify future improvements 

Arapahoe Park & Recreation District: 

  • $490,467 for new trails, park access points, and an improved basketball court at Fox Hill Park  
  • $100,815 to improve trails in Tollgate Park 
  • $89,215 to create a master plan for a new park in the Copperleaf neighborhood

 Cherry Creek Vista Park: 

  • $500,000 for renovation of Sunset Park in unincorporated Arapahoe County, including improvements to the playground, basketball and tennis courts, and landscaping 

 Goodman Metro District: 

  • $100,000 to design a connection between two disjointed segments of the Piney Creek Trail, improving the existing trail alignment

South Suburban Park and Recreation District: 

  • $382,300 for renovation of Linksview Park in Centennial, including a new playground, shade structure, and walkways 
  • $438,000 for renovation of Cherry Park in Centennial, including a new playground, picnic area, and other park amenities 
  • $100,000 to prioritize future improvements to Cornerstone Park 

Strasburg Metropolitan Park and Recreation District:

  • $83,500 to improve the playground and ballfield spectator area at Five Acre Park