Sections of concrete park
paths will be replaced in the coming weeks and months at O’Kane Park, 7101 W.
First Ave., and Belmar Park, 801 S. Wadsworth Blvd. This trail improvement
project kicks off in early January at O’Kane Park. Once the major work is completed at O'Kane, work will begin at Belmar. Both parks will be completed
by July. Signs showing work areas and estimated timelines are posted at the
major park entrances
We are focusing on the beautification of select medians on major roadways in the City. Medians were selected for renovation based on the quality and appearance of the existing plant material and the deterioration of the irrigation system. The medians have been designed over the past year and landscaping work is now in progress.
Medians included in this renovation are as follows:
Work estimated to conclude in mid-November with additional planting occurring in Spring, 2018 due to plant availability.
We have completed construction of a concrete, accessible trail link between Sutherland Shire Park to Main Reservoir. This shared-use path completes a scenic off-street, paved route from W. Florida Ave to W. Kentucky Dr. and improves access to the new playground at Sutherland Shire Park.
This connection was promoted by a Neighborhood Participation Grant submission and the gracious permission of the landowners: the State Land Board and the Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company.
Lasley Park Renovation
6677 W. Florida Ave.
Lasley Park will be under renovation January - June, 2018. During this time, the park will be completely closed to public access. A temporary sidewalk will be installed for use on the north side of West Florida Avenue.
Following an extensive design process with the surrounding community, Lakewood’s City Council approved funding to renovate the park. The project includes new paths, seating areas, playground, games court, outdoor fitness equipment and other improvements.See the Lasley Park Plan.
Please use the A-Z list to find other parks to enjoy during construction.
The City of Lakewood is currently in the planning stages
to renovate the playground at Hilltop Park, located at 9766 West 22nd
Place. Recently, we conducted a survey to find out what neighbors desire to see
in this playground. Please continue to check back for project
View the results of the playground survey.
Following the widening of West Alameda Parkway to four lanes from McIntyre Street to Bear Creek Boulevard, a new paved parking lot will be constructed to serve dog park, park and trail visitors. Construction will begin in January, 2018 and is due to be complete in June, 2018.
at Lakewood Heritage Center
801 S. Yarrow St.
The rehabilitation of the
exterior of the Caretaker’s Cottage located on the grounds of the Lakewood
Heritage Center is underway and the first phase is now complete. The first phase addressed foundation and structural repairs including roofing, siding, site work, exterior paint and some interior drywall. Residents will now notice a refreshed exterior view and new landscaping. Future phases will address the interior rehabilitation and access. This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund Grant.
Located in O’Kane Park7101 W. 1st
In 2015, the community came together to discuss the
future reuse of the O’Kane house and auxiliary structures. Feedback confirms
there is wide community support for officially designating the property as an
historic site, which would make it eligible for some funding to support
eventual rehabilitation provided an appropriate reuse is identified.
Neighborhood feedback confirmed support for utilizing the site for non-profit
office space and/or event use such as weddings and other celebrations and
community gatherings. The City will pursue local historic designation for the
site. Following a successful designation process, the City will then proceed
to prioritize rehabilitation of the house among other projects for
application to the State Historical Fund. As we currently have other
projects in the pipeline that are under contract and will require
additional phases, we expect to be in a position to consider an application
for the O’Kane property in the next five to ten years.