Belle Creek Family Center
Bringing the Community Together
Initial Plans for New Playground Proceeding with Enthusiasm
The Playground Committee met last week and made great strides in choosing a location for Belle Creek’s new playground equipment. The proposed site is the pocket park on Dayton Way, between 108th Drive and 109th Avenue. All pocket parks were initially considered as possible sites, as well as the Belle Creek central park. Each area was considered based on size, drainage, and whether there would be proper setback from a road. Some sites were excluded based on these criteria alone.
Subcommittees were then formed to poll the surrounding neighbors to determine whether this new amenity was agreeable to all those immediately adjacent to the green spaces. Once all the polling was completed, the subcommittees met to vote on a final location to present to the Metro District. The location on the northeast side won hands down- by a 3 to 1 ratio.
Funds for the $100,000 project are being donated by the City of Commerce City Parks and Recreation Department. These funds come from lottery dollars that are earmarked specifically for this project, to be used for a playground, which includes site preparation, irrigation, and playground equipment.
Once the Metro District approves the site, the committee will come together to select equipment. The Playground Committee foresees the playground opening by early summer 2010!
This is great news for Belle Creek residents and will make further improvements of this sort proceed even more smoothly. Having gone through the process once already, future committees will have a system in place to follow for other projects. Other great ideas from the committee included a pavilion or gazebo and grills. These ideas will be explored at a later date.
See you at the playground!