Anderson Park Renovation

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The voter approved 1/2 cent sales tax increase will fund the renovation of Anderson Park along with three other projects in Wheat Ridge. Plans call for the renovation of Anderson Park with the addition of festival-friendly enhancements. Improvements being considered include:
  • Anderson Pool locker room renovations
  • Anderson Building - replace leaking roof, reconfigure the space to allow additional programming for fitness and wellness classes
  • Sports fields - replace baseball field with a multi-purpose sports field, reconstruct existing soccer field to provide a higher quality game field
  • Pavilion area - upgrade park pavilion and small shelter
  • Additional needs - parking lot improvements/resurfacing, waterline replacement

Anderson Park Renovation Process


In early 2017, the Parks and Recreation Department published the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for contracting with consultants to prepare the master plan. Consultants were interviewed in February and the City awarded a contract to Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG) in the amount of $124,950 for the Anderson Park Renovation Master Plan.
  
May 2017
Assessments completed on the current conditions of the park, site and buildings to be used as a baseline for design.

June 2017
MIG consultants organized focus groups consisting of City staff, residents, facility and park users, and other stakeholders to gather input. A Community Open House was also held on June 8th at the Anderson Gym for residents to provide ideas and input for the renovation of the park.

July 2017
MIG consultants held an internal design charrette to develop concepts based on input received from focus groups and the open house. Design concepts were presented to the Anderson Park Advisory Committee and City staff to gather feedback.
 
August 2017    
A pop-up community workshop was held Wednesday, August 2 at two stations in Anderson Park. The first station was located in the lobby of the Anderson Building & Pool and the second near the pavilion at the south end of the park. The information shared included three concept plans for the renovation of the park as well as the concept plan for the renovation of the Anderson Building and Anderson Pool bathhouse. Those who stopped by to view the concepts had an opportunity to talk to park designers and choose their favorite concept for the park design as well as the location for a new performance stage. There was also an opportunity to leave written comments.

View the concept plans (PDF) presented at the pop-up community workshop. These concepts were developed from information gathered at the focus groups and open house back in June.
 
September 2017
View the preferred concept plan (PDF) for Anderson Park and Building/Complex. The concept plan was presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission at the September 20th meeting and was unanimously recommended to City Council for approval as presented.

October 2017
A community meeting was held on October 10 at which the final draft plan was presented.

The Anderson Park Renovation Preferred Concept Plan was then presented to City Council at the October 16 study session. A consensus was reached to bring the plan for final adoption at the October 23 Regular Meeting.

View the preferred concept plan (PDF) and accompanying presentation proposed to City Council on October 16.

November 2017
A contract was awarded to Barker Rinker Seacat Architects for the design development and preparation of construction documents for the building and park renovation. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2018 with completion by May of 2019 for the buildings and July of 2019 for the park.

Contact


If you would like to share a comment or ask a question regarding this project, you may contact Matt Anderson, Parks & Recreation Analyst at manderson@ci.wheatridge.co.us or 303-231-1307.