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City Receives $1.54 Million in Open Space Grants

On Dec. 7, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) awarded the city $1.54 million in open space grants for the city’s planned Justice Center West Park and improvements to Croke Reservoir. Funds for the grants came from the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax.  

Justice Center West Park: $1.5M

The city envisions Justice Center West Park as a water-wise and ADA-compliant neighborhood park. Planned amenities include playgrounds, an adventure course, trails, public art, signage, lighting, furnishings, and landscaping that are all designed to fit in with the natural contours of the site and take advantage of the Front Range views. The area for the proposed park is just west of the Northglenn Justice Center, 50 W. Community Center Drive. 

The city will be working to secure the remaining $3.5 million for the project in 2022. Funding must be secured before breaking ground on the project. 

Croke Reservoir Improvements: $40K 

The Croke Reservoir Improvements project comprises a comprehensive education/regulations sign package. This will include:  

  • A consolidated theme 
  • Reduced sign clutter 
  • Ground surface signs at major entrances 
  • 3-foot post signs to deter social trail entrances 
  • Approximately 360 feet of post-and-cable fencing at the western trail edge to further deter wetland degradation, bank destabilization, and box culvert trespass 
  • ADA-compliant fishing area at the southeast corner of the site where anglers already congregate.  
  • These improvements will enhance the recreational amenities, security, and conservation of Croke Reservoir for existing and future users. 

This will allow the city to implement many of the recommendations that came from the Croke Reservoir Sub-Committee. Work is scheduled for 2022.  

A BIG Thank You!

The city would like to thank the BOCC and Adams County Open Space Board for this wonderful gift, as well as the actions of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and community members who took the time to write letters of support.