The budget for the entire project is approximately $4 million dollars.
The Parks and Recreation Department was awarded two grants to help with the renovation:
$400,000 from Jefferson County Open Space for Phase I
$350,000 from Get Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) for Phase II
The remaining cost for the project is funded by the City's Open Space Fund and Conservation Trust Fund (Lottery dollars).
Phase I Complete
The Prospect Park Master Plan was created to enhance user experience. A variety of improvements will serve to make existing activity areas more user friendly, and create new recreation opportunities throughout the park. Phase I was completed in 2018 and Phase II construction will begin soon. Learn more about phase I renovations here.
Phase II construction will include replacing the picnic pavilion, replacing the tennis court with pickleball courts, improving the road, parking lots, and sidewalks in the Park, replacing the eastern playground, and improving irrigation and landscaping throughout the Park. The City of Wheat Ridge, Farrington Construction Management and Design Concepts are partnering on this project.
The Phase II renovations will take place from November 2021 through July 2022.
Please be aware of the following closures due to renovations:
November 1st-15th, 2021 - South parking lot and Clear Creek Trail access closed due to park construction
November 15th, 2021 - February 28th, 2022 - The entire park closed off at 44th Ave. due to park construction
During this time, you can access the Clear Creek Trail from Miller Trailhead 10400W 41st Ave., or Youngfield Trailhead 4150 Youngfield St.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact 303-205-7552 with any questions or concerns.