The City of Denver’s Parks and Recreation Department has issued a Request for Proposals for irrigation work at a popular northeast public park.
Located at 7401 E. 26th Avenue, the Fred N. Thomas Park, comprising a full city block in the Stapleton section of the city, was named in honor of a late and legendary African-American educator in Denver.
After a lengthy career in both education and civil rights, Thomas died in 1980.
With baseball, football, and soccer fields, as well as tennis and basketball courts, the park remains an always-busy place.
Now city officials, while keeping the facility open for its many amenities, are hoping to see work begin on the construction of a new irrigation system serving the park.
The work will also include the installation of new pump equipment and pump enclosures as well as sodding, seeding, and possible
Some sidewalk, curb, and gutter demolition will additionally make up a part of the project, with a new six-foot wide replacement sidewalk to be built on 26th Avenue and a detached sidewalk along Syracuse Street, which runs parallel with the Thomas park.
The RFP submission deadline for the estimated $1.3 million project is July 30.
By Garry Boulard
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