Recently Awarded Grants

In 2021, Arapahoe County Open Spaces awarded more than $4 million to local agencies for park, trail and open space projects. Congratulations to the 2021 grant recipients!

Arapahoe Park and Recreation District:  

  • $134,307 for playground, soccer field and landscaping improvements at Pioneer Park in unincorporated Arapahoe County

 City of Aurora: 

  • $500,000 for new playgrounds, resurfaced tennis and basketball courts, and a picnic area at Fulton Park
  • $350,000 for renovation of Peoria Hills Park, to include a new playground, picnic area, and loop trail  

Town of Bennett: 

  • $187,500 to reconstruct a portion of the Kiowa-Bennett Road Trail to provide a safer trail experience

Byers Park and Recreation District:

  • $357,686 to support phase 2 improvements at Byers Community Park in unincorporated Arapahoe County, to include a picnic shelter, restroom, and sports court

City of Centennial:

  • $500,000 to support the phase 2 expansion of Centennial Center Park, including a new pavilion, gazebo, and turf lawn

Cherry Creek Vista Park and Recreation District: 

  • $500,000 for renovation of Peakview Park in unincorporated Arapahoe County, to include a new playground, pickleball court, and landscaping improvements

East Arapahoe Metropolitan District:

  • $135,000 to renovate two tennis courts in Centennial

City of Englewood: 

  • $350,000 for improved amenities at Jason Park, to include a new restroom, picnic pavilion and basketball court

 City of Greenwood Village: 

  • $200,000 for renovation of a segment of the Greenwood Gulch Trail along East Orchard Drive

 City of Littleton: 

  • $100,000 for a citywide trail connectivity analysis, which will identify gaps, accessibility issues, and community priorities for trail improvements
  • $75,000 for a citywide assessment of water needs for parks and open space

Smoky Hill Metropolitan District:

  • $94,351 for a new shade pavilion and outdoor fitness stations at Big Sandy Park in Centennial

South Suburban Park and Recreation District: 

  • $319,500 for renovation of Harmony Park in unincorporated Arapahoe County, including a new playground, shade structure and walkways
  • $500,000 for improvements at Southbridge Park in Littleton, to include ballfield renovations and a new basketball court, playground, and picnic shelter

Strasburg Metropolitan Park and Recreation District:

  • $150,000 to install ballfield and security lighting at Five Acre Park in unincorporated Arapahoe County