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
Prairie Vista Park Now Open!
Formerly known as Windemere Park, Prairie Vista Park includes a new experiential natural playground, shade elements, walking trails,
and a demonstration native prairie garden near natural waterways.
One of the first sub-urban park of its kind!
Prairie Vista Park provides a native, rehabilitative and sustainable park within the Cherry Creek Vista community. The design of the park focuses on re-naturalizing open land over the next decade with views to the east and connection to trails from adjacent Peakview Park and Cherry Creek State Park’s trail system.
The park was designed with a planning and construction grant awarded by Arapahoe County Open Space over the past 3-years. The management plan centers upon a low impact holistic approach, to help rehabilitate the open field with native grasses. The goal is to continue to promote balanced and active native plant and animal species, minimizing human intervention and impacts, while increasing use in the park’s designated active areas. Community awareness about the way native prairie grasslands work and education initiatives will continue for years to come! To participate in upcoming programs or for more information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to community support and our partners from Arapahoe County Open Space, Savory Institute, Plains Conservation Center, Root Partnership, R&R Engineers, Recreation Plus, JBK Landscape Inc., and Denver Water.
Park Construction and Safety Updates
WINDEMERE PARK CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Special notice regarding seeding and watering times:
For the next 3 weeks, the park field has received a special permit from Denver Water to water the field and gardens at Windemere 3 times per day to establish the seeded area during the transition from last summer to fall. Watering times are 12 am, 10 am and 5 pm. Watering will shift to low-use times after this establishment period. Please report any irrigation repair needs to JBK Landscape Inc.: 303-751-0192.
Thanks for your patience and consideration while this important phase is in action.
Please avoid seed establishment areas on the entire park and field area! Native grass seed is delicate (this includes dogs)! Areas to avoid include walking across the field, in flower gardens, especially during watering times.
Please obey County leash laws–no dogs off-leash! Thanks for respecting this wonderful park as we kick-off the long-range establishment and continue rehabilitating the native grass field for flora and fauna health.
Thanks to all partners, and especially Arapahoe County Open Space for funding this project!
Dedication of the park is set for Saturday, September, 21st at the East Entrance from 10 am- 12 noon. Light refreshments will be served. Please click on the invitation for more information.
Contact the District’s management at 303-482-1002 or email@example.com with questions.
Thanks for your consideration and patience with this project,
The Board of Directors of Cherry Creek Vista Park and Recreation District
GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO (GOCO)
Cherry Creek Vista Park and Recreation District is participating in Great Outdoor Colorado Generation Wild Program. You can check out their list of 100 things to do before you are 12. Get out to one of your local parks in the community and start checking off your list!
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.
Cherry Creek Vista II Park. 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 II Project Grant
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pool registration is available HERE
Thanks to all for coming out to celebrate the 4th with us. It was a record setting attendance day for the District!
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