Prospect Park Renovation Phase II (2021 - 2022)

Introduction

Prospect Park is a 39 acre community park in northwest Wheat Ridge.

The Prospect Park Redevelopment Master Plan will greatly enhance user experience at Prospect Park. 

View the Prospect Park Master Plan Narrative (PDF)

Prospect Park Phase 2 plan


Funding

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
  • $512,000 from Great 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

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.

Phase II renovations broke ground on November 15th, 2021 and is now scheduled for completion August 2nd, 2022. The contractors unfortunely have experienced weather delays and poor site conditions delaying progress, but as of March 4th, 2022, all demolition work has been completed.

Please be aware of the following closures due to renovations:

  • November 15th, 2021 - May 1st, 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 10400 W 41st Ave., or Youngfield Trailhead 4150 Youngfield St. 

The park will partially re-open on May 1st, 2022. There will be limited access to certain areas due to construction. See map below for navigation of the partial park opening. 

Prospect Park Partial Opening Map

Keep checking in for updates on construction progress and any potential changes in schedule. Bi-weekly updates will be posted to the news flash on the home page as well as here.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact 303-205-7552 with any questions or concerns.