Danny Kendrick Park East Playground Renovation

Danny Kendrick Park East playground is going to be renovated 
Danny Kendrick Park East(External link) (11960 W 70th Way, Arvada, CO 80004) is located in central Arvada. The existing playground at the park is going to be relocated so that the City of Arvada can install a new sanitary sewer line along the Ralston Creek corridor. There are existing utilities located under the current playground that will need to be replaced, and the City is relocating the playground so that there won't be any conflicts with the utilities in the future. 

New playground construction will begin in the Spring-Summer of 2024 to the northwest of the current playground location to prevent any conflicts with the underground utilities. Once construction on the sewer line project begins in the fall 2024, the section of the Ralston Creek Trail that goes along Danny Kendrick Park East will be detoured south along W. 70th Ave. and the current playground will be closed. Construction on the new playground will begin once construction on the sewer line is complete.

Thank you to everyone who took our survey and let us know the theme and design elements you would like to see in the new Danny Kendrick Park East playground  
In August 2023, the City's Parks and Urban Design team invited community members to take a survey and tell the team what playground theme and equipment they would prefer for the new playground. The team is currently reviewing the survey results. When the review is complete, the team will hire a consultant to create design options for the new playground that are informed by the community's feedback. The Parks and Urban Design Team will then decide on the final design for Danny Kendrick Park East playground and share the final playground design with the community later in 2023. 

Please visit the project page on the City website(External link) for future updates on this project. For updates on the sewer line construction, visit the City's webpage for the 69th/70th & Ward Sewer Line Replacement.

Located at 11960 W 70th Way, Arvada, CO 80004(External link), Danny Kendrick Park East playground will need to be rebuilt in 2024 due to a new sanitary sewer installation. The playground will be ADA accessible and and meet all current safety standards. Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey and shared your preferred playground theme and equipment with us! The survey closed on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. 



Summer 2023

Survey period for Danny Kendrick Park East playground themes and equipment is open until Tuesday, August 29. 

Fall 2023

The City’s Parks and Urban Design team, in collaboration with a selected consultant, will review the results of the survey and incorporate that feedback into the final design. 

Winter 2023

The Parks and Urban team will share the final playground design with the community and order the play equipment from the manufacturer.

Spring - Summer 2024

Construction anticipated to start on Danny Kendrick Park East playground.

Key Dates

Informational Session

August 16, 2023

Who's Listening

Chad Hollinsworth

Senior Landscape Architect • Department of Parks, Golf & Hospitality

City of Arvada

Team member, Chad Hollinsworth