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Thank you for being a loyal and supportive patron of South Suburban Parks and Recreation. We appreciate your patience and understanding during our closures due to COVID-19.

South Suburban wants you to play it safe! Several of our facilities are opening in accordance with the Safer at Home guidelines. Learn more at

Construction, Detours and Projects

South Suburban is dedicated to the improvement of its facilities, parks and trails. Projects are listed by earliest start date. Please check back periodically for new projects.


South Suburban Sports Complex Complex
Project Description:
  South Suburban is building a regional recreation complex which will include a fieldhouse with two synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums with Pickleball courts, three sheets of ice and District administration offices. The project will replace the 50-year old South Suburban Ice Arena and the South Suburban Administration Office. The new facility will be 206,000 square-feet. It will be built just southwest of East County Line Road, and South Holly Street. For more information, visit Sports Complex.  
Anticipated Construction Dates:  April 2019 - December 2020
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager,, 303.483.7023

Cherry Knolls Park Ballfield Renovation Construction
Project Description: South Suburban in partnership with the City of Centennial is renovating the two ballfields, installing ADA accessible walks, making drainage improvements along the Big Dry Creek Trail.
Anticipated Construction Dates: January - August 2020
Project Contact: Jason DeHaan, Park Planner II, or 303.483.7025


Bear Creek Trail Detour from Federal Boulevard to Clay Street
Bridge Deck & Privacy Fency Replacement 

Project Description:  South Suburban will be replacing a bridge deck and privacy fence along Bear Creek Trail. The closure will be between Federal Street and Clay Street. The trail will remain open with a detour. Map
Anticipated Construction Dates: September 21-25, 2020
Project Contact: Dave Brueggeman, 303-953-7628

Spring Creek Trail Detour from Dry Creek Road to South Magnolia Way
Trail Surface Replacement 

Project Description:  South Suburban will be replacing the deteriorating asphalt trail with a new concrete trail. The trail will remain open with a detour. Map
Anticipated Construction Dates: September 28-October 5, 2020
Project Contact: Dave Brueggeman, 303-953-7628

Planning Projects

Check back for future planning projects.

Contact Information

For further information about any construction, detours, proposed or sustainability projects, please contact Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, at or 303.483.7023.