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Construction at Skate Parks Now Underway

Skate park improvements are currently under construction at Scott Carpenter Park as part of the Skate Park Improvements and Pump Track project.

A new 5,300 square foot skate park for younger or newer skaters with smaller, low-impact elements should be completed by June.

The existing skate park will be closed during the construction, however the parking lot and Scott Carpenter Pool will remain open.

Construction on the new skate park and pump track at Valmont City Park is scheduled to start in June. The project will include a new 10,000 square foot skate park and a 10,000 square foot bike pump track that includes asphalt trails and other skill features.

Starting Monday, May 3 and through August, as a part of the skate park/bike pump track construction at Valmont City Park, both the Valmont dog park and main parking lot will be closed. Construction in the dog park can be a hazard for dogs and their guardians, so this closure will keep everyone safe. During the closure, the city will take care of deferred maintenance to the dog park, such as repairing gates, fences, and irrigation equipment, doing weed control maintenance, and pruning trees.

Dog park patrons are encouraged to visit the city’s other dog parks at East Boulder, Foothills and Howard Heuston.

Construction of the new 4,200 square foot skate park at Howard Heuston Park is scheduled to start after construction is completed at Scott Carpenter Park. This skate park will be between the playground and the basketball court and will include elements for all skill levels.

Trail cleanup and tree pruning happening on Boulder Creek Trail

Along Boulder Creek Path through Eben G Fine Park, the city will be performing tree pruning and removal, and removing branches broken due to the spring snowstorms.

The path will be closed with detours in place from Tuesday, May 4, through Thursday, May 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Portions of the Eben G. Fine lower parking area may also be closed during the project.

Detours will take pedestrian and bicycle traffic up to the sidewalk on Arapahoe Avenue and around the park. Traffic on Arapahoe Avenue next to the park will be reduced to one lane.

Parks and Forestry staff will perform the cleanup and the path closures will keep pedestrian and bicycle traffic safe from the downed debris. Part of the cleanup also will include removing Emerald Ash Borer infested ash trees.

The cleanup may be rescheduled if there is inclement weather.

Media Contact:

Jonathan Thornton, Media Relations, 720-450-7554


Published April 30, 2021