COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (August 16, 2016) – Commerce City celebrated the completion of its third voter-approved project with a back-to-school picnic celebration and dedication of Turnberry Park yesterday. The neighborhood park is the third voter-approved project completed in the $137 million capital improvement program, which will complete five projects by Jan. 1, 2019.
Located at 10725 Wheeling Street, adjacent to Turnberry Elementary School, Turnberry Park is a great asset to local residents and the surrounding neighborhoods. The 9.5-acre park features:
• Multi-use hard court for informal/drop-in basketball hopscotch, roller hockey, etc. • Two graded playfields• Picnic areas with shelters • Playground• Walking/Jogging trail• Sustainable landscaping • Low-level lighting for safety• Restroom • ADA accessible
“The grand opening celebrates not only the completion of the long-planned Turnberry neighborhood park, but another project completed in the voter approved capital improvement program as well,” said Mayor Pro Tem Rene Bullock. “This park will serve residents and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for students of Turnberry Elementary School to help achieve our vision of building a Quality Community for a Lifetime.”
The $2.2 million project was constructed in seven months by general contractor GoodLand Construction. Designed by DHM Design, the community voted on a theme inspired by the children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
The neighborhood park is one of five projects funded by a 1-percent sales and use tax increase approved by voters in 2013 to build, operate and maintain five projects in five years. Every project in the program is currently underway to meet the Jan. 1, 2019 deadline. The projects include:
• Paradice Island outdoor pool at Pioneer Park (Completed July 2015)• Three new neighborhood parks o Fronterra (Completed August 2015) o Turnberry (Completed August 2016) o Villages East Park (Opening Summer 2016)• Widening of Tower Road from E. 80th to E. 103rd avenues • New recreation center near E. 112th Avenue and Highway 2 • Expansion of the existing recreation center
Learn more about the park and the city’s capital improvement program at the link below