SUBMITTED BY SSPRD
South Suburban, in cooperation with the City of Lone Tree, is seeking public input for a new future regional park in RidgeGate’s Southwest Village. The new neighborhood and park will be located east of I-25 and south of RidgeGate Parkway in the City of Lone Tree.
“This Regional Park has been envisioned as an essential element of a complete community dating back to RidgeGate’s annexation into Lone Tree in 2000,” said Keith Simon, Executive Vice President for Coventry Development Corporation. “As the RidgeGate community on the east side of I-25 begins to take shape with residents starting in 2022, this park will provide an important recreation and placemaking role.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public input process will be conducted entirely online. Videos and documents are available to educate and inform the public about the future project. Residents are encouraged to submit ideas about what features and amenities should be included in the 80-acre regional park.
“Listening and learning from our residents allows us to deliver better projects,” said Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet. “This community engagement effort, led by our great partner and recreation provider South Suburban, will elevate the development of Lone Tree’s centerpiece park.”
In the coming years, the Southwest Village will be home to approximately 1,900 new homes, a variety of commercial spaces, in addition to the regional park, three neighborhood parks, and 236 additional acres of protected open space. While this project is still years away, it’s important to start the planning work so that the park can best integrate with the incoming Southwest Village development and give future residents an idea of what will be in the park. Doing the planning work now will also allow the park to better integrate with a drainage project already in the planning stages along Happy Canyon Creek, which runs through the future park.
“South Suburban looks forward to creating more recreation opportunities in the City of Lone Tree,” said South Suburban Executive Director Rob Hanna. “The 80-acre regional park will be the cornerstone of the new development and we will work diligently to meet the wants and needs of the community.”
To learn more and fill out the survey, visit ssprd.org/public-input.