Veterans Memorial Park renovations begin
New park will be the city's first all-inclusive outdoor space
Commerce City celebrated the start of renovations at Veterans Memorial Park with a snowy groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7. The park is undergoing renovations to become the first all-inclusive park in Commerce City.
“Veterans Memorial Park is an important gathering place in our community and we are proud to make this the first all-inclusive park in Commerce City,” said Mayor Benjamin Huseman. “We are going to be one of the first communities on the Front Range to have a playground that provides the opportunity for children of all abilities to play together, which I think is a game-changer for Commerce City.”
Located next to the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center at 6150 Forest Dr., Veterans Memorial Park has been an important gathering space for residents and surrounding neighborhoods since 1971. The renovated 2.6-acre site will feature universally designed, sensory-rich environments for users of all ages and capabilities to enjoy. Amenities include:
- All-inclusive playground and nature playground
- Labyrinth for reflection and exercise
- ADA-accessible features such as sidewalk ramps and picnic tables
- Sheltered picnic areas with electricity
- Raised landscape beds for educational youth programs
- Native landscaping and entryway plaza
Designscapes Colorado, Inc. is overseeing construction of the $3.2 million project, with the newly renovated park slated to reopen this summer. Designed by DHM Design, the new park will feature a bird theme inspired by the neighboring Eagle Pointe Recreation Center.
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Pictured (left to right): Sheena Kerstiens of DHM Design, Jim Brister of Colorado Designscapes, Mayor Benjamin Huseman, Mayor Pro Tem Nicole Frank, Councilman José Guardiola, and Councilwoman Robyn Smith dig golden shovels into the snow to help celebrate the groundbreaking for the Veterans Memorial Park renovations on Feb. 7, 2020.