Projects

Red Hawk Ridge Elementary School Playground Improvements

The Red Hawk Ridge Elementary School is located in the eastern part of the District bordered by Cherry Creek on the west, Cherokee Trail on the east and residential homes and condominiums on the north and south. President Norman Sheldon recommended to the Board this summer that we approach RHRES to determine if they had needs the District could assist with. Principal Mike Wurdeman identified the playground as a top priority for improvement. It is on the western edge of the school and the turf has worn and settled resulting in bare spots and frequent ponding. That means it is not usable for the kids much of the time. With RHRES going to year round schools in 2014, maximizing the usage of the playground is very important to the school.

PJMD agreed to hire an architect, Consilium Design, to meet with CCSD officials and develop preliminary plans for playground improvements. At the November 19 PJMD special board meeting, the Board tentatively approved a design concept estimated at $660,000. The top priorities of converting the field to artificial turf, adding shade shelters, drainage improvements and an amphitheater are included. CCSD will bid the project with some add alternates and, based on the bids, PJMD will decide if they can move forward with funding the entire project now or not.

PJMD and CCSD have agreed on a draft IGA which will be considered by the CCSD Board of Education at their December 9 regular meeting. The PJMD Board has already approved the IGA. The IGA calls for PJMD to provide the necessary funds to CCSD to oversee the construction of the project and CCSD will maintain the improvements once completed and accepted.

The playground will be open to the public as well as the families and students at RHRES. PJMD is very excited to be able to contribute this lasting improvement for current and future RHRES children as well as other residents of PJMD and the general public.

 
           
    RHRES SDA Presentation 2016-09-22  
           
    RHRES Playground Improvements Project Contract 2014-10-13  
           
    Cherry Creek School District (RHRES) IGA 2013-12-09    
           
  The Board has approved the conceptual design and preliminary budget, subject to receiving construction bids and determining if the District has sufficient funds.  
           
    Consilium Concept Design and Budget    
           
  June 12, 2015  Please see below an invitation to the RHRES Playground Improvements Dedication Ceremony.  
           
    RHRES Playground Improvements Dedication Ceremony Invitation  
           
 
 
  Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony      
         
   
         
  2015-06-12  The Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony was held on June 12, 2015.  Click [here] to read the Press Release.  
         
         
   
         
  2015-06-12 Parker Jordan Metropolitan District and Cherry Creek Schools Dedication Plaque.  
         
         
 
 
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