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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

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

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 The three new outdoor pools will replace outdated facilities at Franklin (1964), Harlow (1963) and Holly (1977).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 - July 2020
Project Contact: Melissa Reese-Thacker, Planning Manager, 303.483.7023


Mary Carter Green Way Trail – Detour from Prince Street to Oxbow Park
Project Description:  The City of Littleton will perform critical rehabilitation of the 54-inch sewer interceptor line at Belleview Avenue. A bypass pipeline will begin setup the week of June 22, and will utilize a section of the Mary Carter Greenway trail corridor. The trail will remain open with a detour. The bypass pipeline allows for dewatering of the sewer interceptor so that the rehabilitation can occur. 
Anticipated Construction Dates: June - July 2020
Project Contact: City of Littleton

Planning Projects

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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.