CHERRY CREEK VISTA PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT
Cherry Creek Vista Parks & Recreation District owns and maintains six tennis courts, a swimming pool, five parks, and four playgrounds. The District also maintains 2.6 miles of county rights-of-way along Havana Street, Orchard Road, and portions of Cherry Creek Drive. The District also maintains the adjacent brick privacy fence along those same rights-of-way.
IMPORTANT NEWS AND UPDATES
Park Construction and Safety Updates
WINDEMERE PARK CONSTRUCTION NOTICE MARCH 1-MAY 15
Construction plans and grant information can be found here:
Construction workers will be on-site South of the concrete pathway from: March 1-May 15 from 7:30 am-5:00 pm Mondays-Fridays and some weekends from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, weather dependent.
Please avoid construction areas, including walking across the field and pathways South of the Cottonwood Creek concrete pathway during these times for your safety to protect equipment and unseen ground installations of irrigation, drainage and anchors, and to allow for new flower gardens and grass to establish. The outcome will include: new pathways, access barriers to protect the park, playground, rest/shade areas, and educational signage.
Contact the District’s management at 303-482-1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Thanks for your consideration and patience with this project,
The Board of Directors of Cherry Creek Vista Park and Recreation District
Wildlife and you ….
The Board would like to remind all resident to not feed wildlife at any park! Peanuts and sunflower seeds were found at Windemere Park last week and will be cleaned up to help keep animals and humans safe. Adding human food to the mix will only threaten the animals and shared-use of the park with humans!
What to do: If you find any human food left out at parks, please contact the District’s management or landscaping company so we can help get it cleaned up. If you see someone leaving food out for animals, please share this important information with them–we all want to help keep these parks and landscapes safe and healthy for all!
For more information: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/feed_wildlife.html
Trash Can Replacement: Several trash cans from dog stations have been removed because they had deteriorated beyond safety and function. Replacement trash cans have been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible. Thanks from the Board and all the parks contractors and community for cleaning up after your dogs with provided bags and walking it home or to the nearest alternate trash can until these are replaced.
Please contact District Management to access the code to unlock the goals stored at all parks. Damaging or cutting locks or fencing to access pool, tennis courts, goals, or other properties is illegal and will result in action or removal or access or equipment. Please respect your parks and neighbor’s property by keeping ball play within fields and not next to fences and homes.
April showers bring May flowers…
that is if we get the April showers. As we approach the month of April we are reminded that Mother Nature has a mind of her own. The winter months have produced very little in the way of moisture that our landscapes desperately need to get through the winter.
In past years, we have been fortunate enough to have sufficient snow or rain to meet the needs of our landscapes; however, 2017 is shaping up to be one of our drier winters. That said, we are informing all our friends and clients that the irrigation systems may need to be activated sooner rather than later.
This means that many clients will have water usage in the month of April that they have not had in past years. It also means that allocations you have not used in past years may be used this year. Each year presents us with unique and different circumstances than the previous year. Although 2017 is no exception, activating early and getting water to trees, shrubs, and turf will help sustain them now while we await the Spring rains.
Grant Awards to Build and Plan Two Parks within the District
Help the District plan the renovation of Cherry Creek Vista II Park. Help us in approving our first phase of the park plan in January! Attend our Board meeting this January to provide input into the planning process. The Board meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, except February, July and December, which are off-months. Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 9300 E. Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Thanks to our partners: Arapahoe County Open Space, for its grant funding this planning process, Cherry Creek Vista II HOA for the transfer of the park to the District, and to the park planning professionals and community members for making the park revitalization possible.
Vista II Grant Information: Vista Park II Site Map
Please take a moment to help us with the planning process by letting us know what is important to you! Email us at email@example.com.
Windemere Park Community Days and Park Construction
Planning groups for long-range maintenance of our unique park will be out in groups during the winter and spring months in preparation for ground-breaking as early as the weather allow in spring 2017 with construction completion as early as possible before summertime. Our unique project is getting attention and help from many resources in the State and beyond. This sub-urban revitalization will preserve and restore native habitat using unique maintenance methods. Keep your eyes out for changing landscape plants, animals and landscape crews.
Thanks to everyone who joined the community group on September 24th! The goal was to prepare the construction and rehabilitation site for re-seeding and long-term maintenance. The group worked with CSU Extension Master Gardeners from the Arapahoe County office to identify native and noxious weeds on the West end of the Park so the District can monitor the area as it is moved toward a native plains grassland. If you find any weeds or native plants and animals on your own while walking the park, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Windemere Park (see site map below).
If you are a casual birder or member of an Audubon Society, please add to the species survey monitoring program by emailing us as well! It is the goal of the project to increase native plant and animal species diversity over the long-term rehabilitation project.
Thanks very much to the projects partners, Arapahoe County Open Space, Root Partnership, R&R Engineers, Recreation Plus, JBK Landscape Inc., the Savory Institute, Circuit Rider of Colorado, neighborhood HOA’s, the City of Greenwood Village, the City of Centennial, Denver Water, Arapahoe County Extension Office, and Plains Conservation Center.
Windemere Park Grant Information: Windemere Grant Application
Notice of Construction at Windemere Park Spring 2017: The park construction project will now begin as early as possible, weather-permitting, in 2017, and continue until the playground is installed in late Spring. Thanks again to Arapahoe County Open Space for funding this Standard Grant! Construction design available here: Windemere Park Construction Plans.
Construction will include: grading, edging work, irrigation installation, tree planting, a native garden installation, crusher-fines pathway additions, shade and park bench additions, educational and replacement signage, native plant rehabilitation on the West side of the park, boulder installation to protect the park from vehicle damage, and a new expeditionary playground on the East side of the park near the shade structure! The playground will include elements appropriate for many ages groups as well as ADA accessible elements and features designed to engage children with autistic-spectrum disabilities. Most of the work will be done on the East side of the park, and construction staging will be limited to the park boundaries to the West of the access point cul-de-sac, South of the Cottonwood Creek Trail, and East of the bridge over Cottonwood Creek.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or 303-482-1002.
Pool registration is available HERE
This pool season for this summer is officially over. Thanks for a great season!
The doggie dip and dive was a great success Sunday evening — what a fun way to close out the pool season!
There were 144 dogs and lots of two legged attendees. There was a waiting line to get in — overall it was a barking good time!
Thanks to the community members who organized the event — the money raised benefited Cottonwood
Elementary PTO. MPM Recreation wants to thank everyone for a great season!
As we continue to try to increase communications among residents and reduce expenses, regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at 9300 East Belleview Ave., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, in Greenwood Village, CO.
The only exceptions: There will not be regularly scheduled meetings in February, July, and December.
The District is separate from the homeowner’s associations in the area which are managed by different boards and which have different functions within the community.
MEMORIAL & HONORARIUM PROGRAM
Board Announces Memorial & Honorarium Program. Would you like to purchase and place a plaque on a new boulder, tree, or bench in a District Park in honor or memory of a loved one? Click HERE for more information. On a sunny fall afternoon this October 13th, family friends and CCV Board members attended a memorial tree planting gathering to plant and dedicated this oak tree and boulder at Peakview Park.
DOG DISPENSER STATION ADS
Would you like to advertise your local business at one of the 11 dog stations within the District Parks? HERE for more information.
This map shows the ATV route that JBK does for snow removal. Also, CCVPRD does various spots on Orchard as well as high traffic park areas.
Arapahoe County has plow routes on their website that anyone can view: https://www.arapahoegov.com/DocumentCenter/View/3322