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.


Progress Park Improvements
Project Description: South Suburban is making improvements to Progress Park in 2019.  The scope of work includes improvements to the playground with new structures for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year old children. The project will also replace the restroom and shelter. Partial closures of Big Dry Creek Trail through Progress Park will occur as work is being completed on the trail.
Anticipated Construction Dates:  January 2019 – September 2019
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, or 303.483.7024

South Suburban's Regional Recreation 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.
Anticipated Construction Dates:  April 2019 - December 2020
Project Contact:  Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager,, 303.483.7023


Intermittent closures of Mary Carter Greenway Trail North- and South-bound at C470
Project description: Due to water releases on the South Platte River from Chatfield Reservoir, coupled with temporary construction conditions at the C470 bridge, the Greenway Trail may be closed intermittently through late AUGUST. When water flows are high and the trail is underwater, detours will be in effect beginning at Mineral Avenue. See attached map, or CDOT closure information at Because flows can change on a daily basis and South Suburban has no influence on this project, inquiries regarding closures, detours and flagging in effect, should be directed to CDOT. These trail-flooding conditions do not represent the final future state for the trail but may not be resolved until after the 2019 high-flow season.  See map for details.
Anticipated Construction Dates: Intermittent
Project Contact: Shawn Wissel, Trails and Open Space Manager, or 303.953.7626.

Planning Projects

 Please see below current projects handled by South Suburban's Planning and Development department.


South Suburban staff presents the Cornerstone Park Preliminary Site Plan to our Board of Directors Wednesday, August  28 at the Goodson Recreation Center Board Room.  The meeting begins at 7 pm.  See preliminary site map. There will be no vote by the Board; however, they will review and discuss the plan, along with all public comments received.  The Conceptual Site Plan was first presented to the public on June 27 where discussions ensued. One change to the plan was made since the June 27 public meeting.  Planting noise mitigation vegetation near the Pickleball courts was added to the plan.


The public is invited to an open house-style public input meeting on the proposed Cornerstone Park Revised Site Plan, which includes possible future improvements to the park. The meeting will take place at Cornerstone Park, on Thursday, June 27, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., at the shelter, located just west of the Pickleball courts. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be moved to Buck Recreation Center.

The Revised Site Plan includes the following:

  1. Conversion of the existing seven multi-use fields to synthetic turf with sports lighting.  The light fixtures will be LED with full cut-off to eliminate glare and light trespass outside the field area. An accessible route will provide access to the fields.
  2. Addition of a road connecting the skate park and the playground parking lots to improve circulation and safety within the park. 
  3. Addition of six lighted Pickleball courts and lighting the existing horseshoe pits in the active adult area.
  4. Addition of a trail connection to Progress Park at the northeast corner of the site.
  5. Removal of the undeveloped volleyball courts, fourth ballfield, amphitheater, xeriscape sculpture garden and tree nursery from the Site Plan. 

If approved, conversion of two multi-use fields to synthetic turf with sports lighting may occur as early as 2020. There is no time frame for the other proposed improvements.

Send comments to Senior Park Planner, Pam Cornelisse, at

Contact Information

For further information about any construction, detours, proposed or sustainability projects, please contact Brett Collins, Director of Planning and Development, at or 303.483.7021.