Located in the urbanized northwest corner of Arapahoe County, within what is called the “Four Square Mile Neighborhood”, two County-owned parks will be master-planned to pave the way for improvements that will provide new (or improved) community recreational resources to enhance the daily lives of County residents.
This multi-faceted project involves the master planning, detailed design, and eventual construction of improvements at both parks (the existing Cheyenne-Arapaho Park and the new Long’s Pine Grove Park, a process which is intended to dovetail with the March, 2015 Four Square Mile Recreation Needs and Opportunities Assessment .
“This is a critical first step in the planning process so that the needs and desires of the community can be considered and incorporated into the final plan,” said Commissioner Nancy Jackson, District 4. “I’m excited for new features and amenities in this diverse community and look forward to seeing the master plan develop over the next year, with construction of the parks beginning in late 2018.”
The County has hired a Denver area landscape architectural firm to lead the planning and design of both of these parks. The first order of business is to prepare master plans for each of the parks. These master plans will be developed through a highly involved public input process that will incorporate input from users, community/stakeholder groups, HOA groups, and neighbors.
Some of the community input process and logistics for each project will be shared, yet each park will have a separate and independent planning and design process that reflects their unique character and needs.
Get more information about the master planning process and stay tuned for updates and more meetings at www.4squaremileparks.com.