DeLong Park Planning

DeLong Park sign on red rock

In December 2017 the City purchased the Delong property at 395 23rd Street for the purpose of creating a neighborhood park, which will fill a void in the parks master planning process for the community. The new neighborhood park will be located on 23rd Street, between East Street and Table Heights Drive. The planning process for the new park is just beginning. The area is a blank slate with no plans currently in place; the Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board (PRMAB) is seeking public input on how the area should be developed.

The intent of the public process is to generate ideas from the community. For questions on the public process, please contact Stacy Turner, 303-384-8191 or sturner@cityofgolden.net.

In December 2017 the City purchased the Delong property at 395 23rd Street for the purpose of creating a neighborhood park, which will fill a void in the parks master planning process for the community. The new neighborhood park will be located on 23rd Street, between East Street and Table Heights Drive. The planning process for the new park is just beginning. The area is a blank slate with no plans currently in place; the Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board (PRMAB) is seeking public input on how the area should be developed.

The intent of the public process is to generate ideas from the community. For questions on the public process, please contact Stacy Turner, 303-384-8191 or sturner@cityofgolden.net.

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This is great! So happy to have this nearby. I would echo others that desire bouldering elements to target older kids, teens, and even adults. As it is, it seems like it is overly skewed to younger children.

sagebrob about 6 hours ago

I really wish there wasn't going to be a playground. This doesn't allow for multi-generational use. There are plenty of parks around Golden with playgrounds. This is only inclusive for those who have children and children young enough to use the playground. As someone who lives next to the park I would prefer not to hear screaming children during the day.

molly17 1 day ago

Hey - the new park plan looks great! Nice work all around. Quick question: it looks like the "bouldering elements" concept was on the top of the list in the poll, but didn't really get included in the plan. A couple of the playground options have some kids-bouldering-type features, but there isn't really an option for the young adult crowd. Check out the bouldering park in Buena Vista as an example. Is it too expensive to add a boulder? Could that option be included in the next playground voting poll? It's something that Golden doesn't yet have anywhere, but is really popular throughout Colorado. Thanks!

HawaNate 1 day ago

We went to the meeting last night and liked the 1st playground area option. Is there a place where people can vote on their preferred option? We'd rather not see any plastic play structures. Kids love rocks (in this case manufactured rock and tree structures). The plan looks great. It is good to see so many of the comments were listened to and incorporated.

dgoeldner 2 days ago

Concept 2 is reasonable, need covered play area for all the young children In the neighborhood. Portapotti on west side of playground, swings, exercise area for adults, covered picnic tables. No sand too many cats in neighborhood, no boulders too many rattlesnakes from mountain, half basketball court would be nice, can’t wait to have a park in my neighborhood, I’ve been here over 30 years so it’s about time. Thank you Delongs and Golden.

South Table Mountain 7 days ago

I think the young children and families need a safe place to play and gather off the street, with covered playground, picnic tables, swings, bike track and climbing structure. A grill would be helpful. Exercise area for adults. If there is a port o potty it should not be near the homes but closer to the ditch. So happy to be getting a park near My home.

South Table Mountain 2 months ago

I appreciated the opportunity to meet regarding DeLong Park. After listening to the most recent discussion, I envision: 1. The addition of a few benches; however, leaving the area in a relatively natural state2. Allowing access only from 23rd Street.To Parks & Rec. staff: Thanks for your efforts thus far! :) John McEncroe

jmcencroe 2 months ago

Please consider being efficient with water when building the park using alternatives like subsurface irrigation, etc....

kschwaab 2 months ago

To appeal to a wide range of demographics and stay consistent with the historical nature of the site, we are generally in support of a more natural focused plan depicted in Concept #1 although without large picnic or shade structures & other high maintenance amenities. The nearby Southridge park already provides active sports play and picnic structure, and Discovery Park is an excellent source of interpretive play.Preferred amenities for DeLong Park are wooden bridge, small turf area surrounded by native grasses and a walking path that can transition into single track hike/bike on the hills, and the educating pollinator and xeric garden beds. Small play area or structure for younger children and possibly a unique element like tire swing on the large tree for older age groups. We echo the Stoecker's sentiments in not providing any public restroom facilities on the site, due to relatively small size of park and the close proximity to many neighboring residents.

dschwyhart 2 months ago

I live very close to the park and have a 3 year old. I would like a play structure for him to enjoy for years to come. I am very opposed to having any toilet facilities at the park.

stoeckera 2 months ago