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CHERRY CREEK VISTA PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT

Parks in Englewood Colorado

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-JUNE 30

Please note, that all earth-moving operations are complete and that irrigation system installation, the playground footprint and drainage will be completed as soon as possible, though there have been some delays due to the wet and inclement weather experienced this April/May. Installation and seeding with follow shortly afterward. Please avoid the West side of the park and keep footprints from humans and dogs off the native seeded area to help ensure its success!

Windemere Park Map

Please adjust your park plans for visits to Windemere Park for the early spring! The concrete trail is open but please move around work areas and be considerate of construction.

Construction plans and grant information can be found here:

Windemere Park Construction Plans

2017 Windemere Grant

 

Construction workers will be on-site South of the concrete pathway from: March 1-June 30 from 7:30 am-5:00 pm Mondays-Fridays and some weekends from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, weather dependent.

Please note, that all earth-moving operations are complete and that irrigation system installation, the playground footprint and drainage will be completed as soon as possible, though there have been some delays due to the wet and inclement weather experienced this April/May. Installation and seeding with follow shortly afterward.

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 sees@ccrider.us 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.

  • “Interesting Statements”
  • by Kim Coder, PhD; University of Georgia
Did you know?
  • Trees will grow as long as they can advance their position!  If they hit hard pan or less than 5% oxygen, they decline.
  • Trees are biologically engineered to be redundant.
  • Every branch is independent of each other.  Damage or growth to one does not affect the other.
  • Trees do not heal.  They seal off and move on.
  • Tree damage is forever!
  • Tap root grows down until it hits 5% oxygen, and then sends out horizontal roots.
  • Stress aging is why trees don’t live forever (i.e.: drought, root damage, car damage, foot traffic, heat, cold, pollution).
  • Water is always moving out of a tree.
  • Plant 2″ high – width is more important than height.  3 times the width of the root ball at a minimum.
  • The first place a tree stores food is behind the bud.
  • There are 11 times more roots than leaves.
  • 25 square feet sod area will supply oxygen for one person for one day.
  • Trees will use all their food during a drought.  If they run out, they die.
  • For every 18° above 40°, trees will double their water intake.
  • Tress can never be better than the site they grow on.
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

Vista II Park Photos

Vista II Park Grant

Please take a moment to help us with the planning process by letting us know what is important to you! Email us at sees@ccrider.us.

Vista II Park Printable Survey

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 sees@ccrider.us.

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

Windemere Park Site Map

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 sees@ccrider.us or 303-482-1002.

POOL

Pool registration is available HERE

This pool season for this summer is officially over. Thanks for a great season!

DOGGIE DIP AND DIVE

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!

DISTRICT MEETINGS

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.

 

DISTRICT MAP

SNOW MAP

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

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