The City of Denver has given a green light to a series of general obligation bond-funded recreation projects originally approved by voters last November.
One of the biggest of those projects is the $8.3 million reconstruction of the Congress Park Pool at 850 North Josephine Street on the east side of the city.
That 40 year-old facility, according to city documents, is in need of rehabilitation to “accommodate growth and recreational trends, as well as meet current compliance standards for pool safety and maintenance.”
The planning, design and building phase of the project is expected to take around 2 years.
A second recreation project will see the design and construction of a roughly 1-mile long section of a river front promenade located in Denver’s River North area.
The $5 million promenade, running between 29th and 38th streets, will link up the River North Park, the Globeville Landing Park, and several new multi-story mixed-use developments in the area.
Also approved for work is the $2 million re-do of a playground originally opened in 1996.
Located on the north side of Denver, the 17,000 square-foot Dustin Redd playground was constructed largely with wood materials and, for that reason, has presented an ongoing maintenance challenge to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
The project will see the construction of new age-separated areas and play pits, along with safety surfacing, and adjacent seating and picnic features.
By Garry Boulard
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