In 2018, the City
acquired approximately 60 acres of the "Taylor Estate" to be forever
preserved as open space. This stunning property can be viewed from S. Wadsworth
Blvd. between Morrison Road and Yale Ave. The acquisition was completed with
the help and generosity of Jefferson County Open Space. Park planning
efforts and public engagement opportunities have been temporarily delayed to
accommodate the redesign of a signalized intersection. The consultant team
for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working on traffic
studies, environmental clearances and engineering for the addition of the
eastern portion of the intersection, the street section that will provide the city
access to the future park from Wadsworth Blvd.
The city will launch a public engagement process
for the future park beginning in the summer of 2019! Residents will be asked
for their preferences on programming the site such as choosing unique
playground features, designing shelters and considering the overall layout of the
space. If you would like to be informed of when that process begins so that you can share your input regarding open space design, please join our mailing list.