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
Vista II Park:
Due to the early snow impacts, Goodland Construction plans to continue work through the weekend to catch up on installing asphalt and other items. We apologize if the work impacts your weekends, but Goodland has assured they will be working later in the morning hours and complete by early afternoon. Thank you for your continued patience!
Thank you to all that attended the Lakeview Park dedication. It was a great success.
Prairie Vista Park Goats:
Goat mowing was another success. Thank you all for coming to see them and for your continued support. We look forward to the goats visiting us again in the spring, check back here for more updates.
Cherry Creek Vista II Park (Sunrise Vista Park):
Construction is well underway for Vista II Park. You can find Design Plans and an updated Timeline on the Vista II Park page.
Please avoid the construction zones during this project for your safety and efficiency of the project. Construction will include: full irrigation system replacement, new playground equipment, tennis court, culvert crossing, basketball court, pathways, benches, tables, landscaping and signage.
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 Please note that the grant timeline was changed to 2018-2019 for all monthly date milestones due to property ownership title issues that are now clear, and the significant permitting and planning approvals related the culvert that is included in the plan. Please check out the park overview here.
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Lakeview Cell Tower Update:
The Board has confirmed that the modified design is an expansion under the current lease agreement with the cell tower lessee, Crown Castle. Two additional providers will be added within the current leased area, which will include a larger service building and a mono-pine tower that will be located to the West of the building space, to replace the current flag pole tower. In consideration for the change in design and re-location of the tower, Crown Castle will be installing additional trees and shrubs surrounding the building. Once the design is submitted to Arapahoe County for approval, the submittal will be available here. Arapahoe County zoning, planning and official notices will be a part of this approval process, outside the purview of the district and its board.
Please note, the District was obligated to adhere to the terms of the current, which included this lease expansion option. Verizon Wireless is planning to occupy one of the new tower locations, and will present its anticipated coverage maps at the district’s October board meeting, scheduled on Monday, October 21, at 6 pm at the community meeting room, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 9300 E Belleview Road, Englewood, CO 80111.
Construction for Lakeview Park has been completed, save for a couple of signs still to be installed. Just a reminder to let the district know if any of the new amenities appear to be damaged or defective during the 1-year warranty period on work. Thank you for your support and enjoy the park! We are excited about the new improvements!
You can find a copy of the Lakeview Park page to find more details on the project.
As you might be aware, a new fence has been constructed at Peakview Park. The District was not consulted on the construction of the fence. The District reached out to the City of Centennial and property owner, but due to the fact the fence falls on private property, the District’s perspective was not considered.
Verizon tower update at Peakview Park: Verizon chooses not to pursue the site.
Official Statement from Verizon Wireless:
“August 6, 2019
• Verizon is very aware of service issues in your district, our customers are our #1 priority and asset
• It was very unfortunate that we could not proceed with the site at Peakview Park, we were as disappointed as you are. Unfortunately legal issues prevent us from moving forward
• Another alternative location for Peakview Park has been chosen to address the issues in the area and we are diligently moving forward
• In addition, we are pursuing two other sites in the area.
We appreciate your partnership and the hard work you put in to make this happen. Again, we are sorry we could not make something work at Peakview Park.
Engr III REG/RE Specialist Real Estate Dept. Verizon Wireless”
“The District Board members and representatives have all acted to negotiate in good faith per the outcomes of a Survey and community input with regard to this project.
Please find that report, under Survey Summary.
Further the Board of the District has no knowledge that the Cherry Creek Vista South HOA acted to oppose the project.
Verizon notified the district that it would not proceed with the project due to restrictive covenants that may or may not be enforceable, but which Verizon would require to be amended if the project were to proceed.
This document is available if you copy and paste this link and go to the Filing 12 Covenants: http://www.ccvshoa.com/governing-documents.html
The District is looking into ways that would make it possible for the project to continue, but has limited options when it comes to changing a dated document with filing-12.
The Park and Recreation District Board approved a design with Verizon in March 2019. After Verizon entered into it due diligence process the Restrictive Covenants were discovered. Verizon has chosen to look for other locations to help improve the service of the community, due to the amount of time that would be required to amend the covenants or have a court find the covenants to not apply to the park.
Please contact the Board with questions or input.
Updates on the plan options are forthcoming, so stay tuned.
Thanks for your input! The CCVPRD Board of Directors”
IF you have any questions, Email us here
DOGS IN PARKS AND LEASH REQUIREMENTS:
Thanks for keeping our parks clean & safe by cleaning up after your pet & obeying County laws for keeping your furry friends immediately under your command or on a leash. No parks in the district are designated “dog-off-leash parks,” and we rely on the community to follow the County laws. Please refer the county website for more info: www.arapahoegov.com/941/Dogs-Running-at-Large
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 303-795-4711 or 911 emergency
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. Direct all lacrosse goal practice into the center of fields. You may need to chase the balls further, but will keep neighbors and property happy and safe!
Pool registration is available HERE
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.
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
Wildlife and you ….
The Board would like to remind all resident to not feed wildlife at any park! Peanuts and sunflower seeds 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.ht