Park Improvement Projects
After a long public process, Cherokee Metro began collecting additional fees from District residents in 2014 to help fund Park Improvement Projects. A list of the Top Ten Priority Projects was developed. These projects have been planned and prioritized and progress has been made in completing them over the last several years.
- Eastridge Pavilion Roof
- Eastridge Dog Park
- Pronghorn Meadows
- Sand Creek Disc Golf
- Eastridge Playground
- Colorado Tech Park
- Fredericksburg Light Addition
- Pronghorn Meadows Shelters
The old shake shingle roof on our pavilion was replaced with new metal material. This material is maintenance free and will last much longer than the original roof.
This two and one half acre “Off Leash” area was constructed on the northern end of Eastridge Park. The area is completely fenced. It has a one quarter mile loop trail, four benches, shade trees, a year-round water station, waste disposal stations, and a light at one of the two entrances. It also has a 20 car parking lot and portable restroom. Since its opening in late 2014, it has become a very popular spot for dog owners on the east side of town.
A new basketball court was added to Pronghorn Meadows Park. Prior to this installation, the park only had a playground and two picnic tables. This new basketball court adds much more recreation opportunity for this park. Basketball, skateboarding, in-line skating can now be enjoyed on the court and surrounding sidewalks.
A fourteen acre park site in Claremont Ranch has been developed to create a nine-hole, beginner disc golf course. This includes tournament quality goals, gravel tee pads, 18 car parking lot, and a portable restroom. This is great place for families to come and learn this sport which is increasing in popularity nation-wide.
The playground area at Eastridge Park was renovated to add several improvements. The old volleyball court was removed to make way for a new ten foot high swing set. The swing has four seats, including one ADA seat, one tot seat, and two belt seats.
The old sand around the play structure was removed and replaced with engineered wood fiber to improve fall protection and accessibility. The old rubber tiles were removed and a new poured-in-place surface was installed which also improves fall protection and accessibility. In addition, a sand play area was created with two sand diggers and a large creative play area.
A small pocket park was constructed in the Claremont Ranch subdivision. This park has a small playground, designed for smaller children, a two seat swing set, a picnic area, a small turf area, and a perennial garden.
A new solar area light was installed at Fredericksburg Park. This will provide lighting for the playground area which did not have any lights before. One similar solar light was installed at the Eastridge Dog Park and two were placed by the basketball court in Eastridge Park.
Two new picnic shelters were installed at Pronghorn Meadows Park. Each one has a new eight foot long picnic table.
In Progress Projects
The walking trail in Westridge Park has been given a new asphalt surface. The new trail is wider and much smoother than the previous trail surface. In addition, a ten station exercise course is being installed along the edges of the walking trail. This will be completed in the spring of 2017.
Improvements at the Eastridge Park softball fields are being done in two phases. First, local Boy Scouts did work to upgrade the dugouts at the field. Old worn components were removed and new roofs, benches, and a new coat of paint were put in place. Also, a contractor replaced the entire chain link fence on the backstops. The second phase will be regrading and re-seeding the ball fields, as well as installing new infield material.