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'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. For more information, visit Recreation Complex.  
Anticipated Construction Dates:  April 2019 - December 2020
Project Contact:  Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager,, 303.483.7023

Goodson Recreation Center Locker Room Remodel
Project Description: After nearly 20 years, Goodson’s locker rooms are being renovated. In addition to all new finishes and an updated layout, guests can also look forward to the highlights listed below. View the new locker rooms' plan.

  • Two family changing restrooms
  • Individual shower stalls in the men's locker rooms
  • Expanded lobby in the racquetball hallway

While the locker rooms are under construction, the pool locker rooms and cabanas will be available for use.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to complete this project as quickly as possible. For more information, visit Goodson Recreation Center
Anticipated Construction Dates: August - December 2019
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, 303.483.7023

Outdoor Pools New Construction
Project Description: South Suburban Parks and Recreation is planning all new construction of three outdoor pools after completing a pool audit in 2017 and an aquatics master plan in 2018. The three new outdoor pools will replace outdated facilities at Franklin (1964), Harlow (1963) and Holly (1977). The contractor for the project is MW Golden Constructors of Castle Rock, CO, and the architect and pools designers are Essenza Architecture of Louisville, CO and Counsilman-Hunsaker of Lakewood, CO.  For more information about the project, visit Outdoor Pools.
Anticipated Construction Dates: September 2019 - May 2020
Project Contact: Brett Collins, Director of Planning and Development, 303.483.7021

Palos Verdes Park Trail Connection
Project Description:  South Suburban in partnership with the City of Centennial is constructing a trail connection from Orchard Road to the park playground.  Future work includes extending the trail from the park to Quebec Street.
Anticipated Construction Dates: August - October 2019
Project Contact: Jason DeHaan, Park Planner I, at or 303.483.7025

Palos Verdes Tot Lot
Project Description: South Suburban in partnership with the City of Centennial is making improvements to the park including, expanding and replacing the playground, new pavilion, and new picnic tables and benches.
Anticipated Construction Dates: August - October 2019
Project Contact: Steve White, Park Planner II, or 303.483.7024


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: Andy Jennings, Director of Parks & Open Space, or 303.953.7639

Planning Projects

Request for Public Input on Proposed Improvements to Cornerstone Park

The public is invited to an open house-style public input meeting on the proposed Cornerstone Park Final Site Plan Amendment, which includes possible future improvements to the park. The meeting is at Goodson Recreation Center, Room 4, 6315 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121 on Wednesday, October 2 at 5:30 – 7 p.m. At a public meeting in June, the Conceptual Site Plan was presented, and the Preliminary Site Plan was presented to the South Suburban Board of Directors at their public meeting in August.
The Revised Site Plan includes the following:
• converting the seven existing bluegrass multi-use fields to synthetic turf with sports lighting,
• adding a road between parking lots,
• adding six lighted Pickleball courts,
• adding lighting to the existing horseshoe pits,
• formalizing the trail connection at the northeast corner of the park,
• adding landscape plantings for noise mitigation,
• removing the undeveloped volleyball courts, fourth ballfield, amphitheater, xeriscape sculpture garden, and tree nursery.

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 or budget for the other proposed improvements.

Send comments to Pamela Cornelisse, Senior Park Planner 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.