Ideas for expanding Salisbury Park are being suggested to make the 90-acre park more functional for sports and other activities. Parker locals are waiting for the process to begin, when they can get some new additions for their favorite community park. The Town of Parker and the landscape architecture firm Wenk Associates are currently planning the future of the north end of the park.
According to the Parker Chronicle, discussion at the May 12th meeting involved the potential uses for the current open space. Top ideas from the public included: a sledding hill, walking and running loops, a splash park, festival and performance space, and multi-use fields for baseball, football and lacrosse. Presently, Salisbury Park’s fields aren’t up to par for the community teams that play there.
Most importantly, they really want additional sports fields for Parker. Kristy Thomas, administrator for Parker Youth Sports, said in the recent article that the league turns away hundreds of children for each sport every year due to a lack of available space. Also, staff members who operate the town’s parks said they turn down requests from outside groups that want to have tournaments.
Being outdoors is a major part of living in this community, so the city is really working towards perfecting their parks. Salisbury is at the top of their list since it is such a large space with plenty of potential. There is even talk of making the area popular with 5K and 10Ks instead of the Cherry Creek Regional Trail.
The master plan will be completed by the end of 2014, and phases of the park are going to be completed over the next two to three years. Look forward to a new, more recreational Salisbury Park in Parker in the near future.