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Tom Watson Park

Tom Watson Park

Tom Watson Park is a large community park with various sports fields, a playground, and convenient access to Coot Lake.


  • Playground
  • Picnic shelter
  • Public restrooms - open year round with closures during cold weather
  • Charcoal grills
  • Ball fields
  • Basketball
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball court
  • Bike racks
  • Paved walking paths
  • RTD bus access
  • Bike route access
  • Parking lot

Construction Update

We're renovating Tom Watson Park's irrigation system as part of our ongoing capital maintenance effort. The purpose of the enhancement is to replace the existing irrigation system, which has reached the end of its life span and has become inefficient. During construction, the 200,000 square foot turf area south of the main parking lot will be impacted.During construction minor impacts may occur to the surrounding walkway. In this event, pedestrians will be re-routed through turf areas. Safety precautions and signage will be in place.The playground and parking lot will not be impacted during construction. The estimated completion for this project is January 2019. Construction on this project will include:

  • Irrigation installation (PVC mainline, laterals, and sprinkler heads);
  • Minor demolition work;
  • Minor grading/trenching;
  • Turf repair; and
  • Cultural practices (seeding, aerating, and soil amending)

Nature Play Opportunities

The climbing structures and sandbox in Tom Watson Park’s playground provide opportunities for free play in a park targeted toward structured and programmed recreation.