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Community Park Master Plan

Master Planning Process

Community Park is located across the street from Shaffer Elementary on Sangre de Cristo Road. The community is being asked to participate in a master planning process to not only look at how we use the park today but how our children and grandchildren will use the park for the next 30 years. Master planning processes will help establish a long-range plan to help ensure that community resources are used effectively, and priorities are based on the greatest community benefit. Aligning the community’s vision to the master plan will help to establish a clear plan of action and clearly identify the priorities that helped to establish that plan. The District is fortunate to have BrightView Design Group. BrightView provides a broad spectrum of landscape architecture expertise and is part of a national firm with design, construction, pre-construction, and maintenance branches in the Denver Metropolitan Area and nationwide.

Community Park
Make Your Voice Heard!
Community Park Master Planning Survey Closes February 10

Three exciting concepts for Community Park were presented at the second community meeting on January 26. If you missed the meeting, please review the presentation then take the survey, both linked below, to provide your feedback! This is a critical part of the process, and we need your feedback to be able to narrow the options and present an updated preferred concept to the community in March. Survey closes February 10 so don’t wait! Questions? Contact District Manager Traci Wieland at traciw@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 136.

Community Meeting #2

Date: Thursday, Jan. 26
Time: 5 – 7 p.m. open house with a short presentation at 5:45 p.m.
Location: Ranch House

The community participated in a meeting on Dec. 15 to discuss the Community Park master planning process. Nearly 300 people also provided online feedback regarding the Park’s future. All this valuable information will be used to develop several concepts that will be presented back to the community on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5–7 p.m. at the Ranch House. This meeting will include an open house starting at 5 p.m,. followed by a presentation at 5:45 p.m., then continuation of the open house until 7 p.m. Come for any, or all, of the components based on your interest. If you can’t make the meeting, there will be a follow up survey, so stay tuned to the Jan. 30 e-news and this dedicated webpage. Questions? Contact District Manager, Traci Wieland, traciw@kcranch.org, 303-979-1876 x136.

Residents will also have the opportunity to talk directly with the staff and planners about your needs in the future.

Community Meeting #1

Date: Thursday, Dec. 15
Time: 5 – 7 p.m. open house with a short presentation at 5:45 p.m.
Location: Ranch House

The process kicked off with a community meeting on the evening of Dec. 15, with an open house at the Ranch House and included a short presentation to help explain the process and the next steps and begin to garner resident feedback.

Missed the meeting? Click here to access the presentation.

Residents will also have the opportunity to talk directly with the staff and planners about your needs in the future.

History of Community Park

The 2017 and 2021 Community Surveys both identified the need for a restroom at Community Park, to which the District wholeheartedly supports; however, there is more that is needed to be considered than just a restroom when thinking about Community Park. The District acquired this 14-acre area across from Shaffer Elementary when it signed the Bargain and Sale Deed on December 31, 1991 with a land developer who abandoned plans for housing. Via District funds and several joint venture grants through Jefferson County, the 14-acre park was planned and developed in 1992 and 1993. The park is nearing the 30th anniversary of its development, and it has served an incredible purpose for the community as one of the primary locations of athletics, including soccer and baseball. It is also home to one of the community’s accessible playgrounds and an immensely popular picnic shelter. Its location next to Shaffer Elementary and along several of the community’s greenbelts makes it a community hub for diverse activities.

For information about the Community Park Master Planning Process, please contact District Manager Traci Wieland at traciw@kcranch.org.