Littleton Featured Projects
Open Space contributed more than $500,000 for design and construction of this project, which includes public social spaces, bike racks, improved sidewalk connections from the main trail to the commercial center and river, a bocce ball court, shade structures and rest areas for trail users, and trail safety enhancements such as additional lighting. Matching funds were provided by the City of Littleton and the commercial center’s developer, Littleton Capital Partners.
Centennial Academy Playground
Arapahoe County contributed $148,587 to the City of Littleton for the Centennial Academy Playground Renovation project. The new play structures, playground surfacing and unique amenities provide fun for all ages and abilities. The Centennial Academy Playground was completed in 2016 and is currently open to the public outside of school hours.
Cornerstone Park Pickleball Courts
Construction on the Cornerstone Park Pickleball Courts was completed in 2016, bringing a total of six new lighted pickleball courts with benches and a shelter to the Littleton and Englewood communities. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. It's a low-impact sport, played with a paddle and whiffle ball on a surface similar to a tennis court. Arapahoe County Open Spaces contributed $250,000 to South Suburban Park and Recreation District to complete this project.
Creekside Experience Park
The Creekside Experience Park is the newest open space park added to the City of Littleton and South Suburban park and Recreation District's inventory. The land was acquired in 2008 for $1.8 M in partnership with Trust for Public Land, Great Outdoors Colorado, City of Littleton, South Suburban Parks and Recreation, Urban Drainage and Arapahoe County Open Spaces. In 2013, the City of Littleton was awarded a $250,000 grant from Arapahoe County Open Spaces to design and construct the park. The theme for this new open space park emphasizes on connecting people to nature. Project elements include the design and construction of the park entry road, loop trail and nature discovery area.
In 2015, Open Spaces and the City of Littleton partnered to improve and expand the Reynolds Landing trailhead along the Mary Carter Greenway. With the opening of Breckenridge Brewery nearby, the existing trailhead was seeing increased use and a need to add additional parking and amenities was identified. This phase includes new picnic shelters, seating, a bike repair station, a children’s play area, connecting trails, an expanded parking lot, and a restroom. Future improvements will include in-river recreational features and improved river access via trails and boat put-ins.