Park Improvements

The Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Plan identifies the need for improvements to many of the Town's existing parks. Mitchell Gulch, Centennial and Plum Creek parks are currently in the park improvement process in order prioritize safety and accessibility improvements, life cycle replacement and enhance user experience.


These projects are funded through the Conservation Trust Fund (lottery proceeds) and Douglas County Shareback. Approximately $4 million will be available through 2023 and will be dedicated to bringing existing parks to current standards. Available funding will be allocated across sites in accordance with needs based on the bids received.

  1. Centennial Park
  2. Mitchell Gulch Park
  3. Plum Creek Park

Centennial Park

Dedicated in 1976, Centennial Park originally consisted of the parking lot, pool, playground, horseshoe court and pavilions, all located on the lower southwest corner of the site. The upper tennis and basketball courts, paved pathways, multi-use field and overlook shelter were added a few years after the original play area. Although portions of Centennial Park have been improved over the years, the tennis and basketball courts have not had significant upgrades since their original installation. 

View a timeline of the history of Centennial Park (PDF).

Park improvement efforts will focus on the courts, as well as addressing necessary improvements to provide accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, areas of focus include:

  • Tennis and basketball court surfacing and amenities, originally installed in the 1970s
  • Court parking lot improvements
  • Court seating opportunities
  • Court pedestrian connections and access
  • Landscape and drainage improvements

In order to address these life-cycle replacement costs, the Town is applying for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. The Town plans to submit a grant application in the fall for the 2023-2024 grant cycle. To better understand public opinion on project efforts, an open house was held in August and a questionnaire was available for six weeks in July and August. Data collected during this public process is currently being analyzed. Visit this page in the coming weeks for a summary of the information collected, which will play a key role in the grant application.

Aerial map of Centennial Park showing surface damage, life cycle wear, connectivity issues