Thanks to 2E, a ½ cent sales tax increase approved by voters in 2016, the City has some major improvements in the works at Anderson Park, including the building. Since 2019 marks Wheat Ridge's 50th anniversary, it's an exciting time to shake things up.
The extensive project has been underway since September of last year, and City staff are thrilled to unveil the changes later this summer. The hope is to improve the park’s existing, well-loved features while also adding several new amenities. A brand new stage/picnic pavilion will enhance Performances in the Park and residents will be able to get closer to Clear Creek, thanks to a new access point constructed with natural elements. Love the outdoor pool? You'll enjoy the completely renovated locker rooms, including the addition of two private changing rooms.
Other exciting improvements include new playground features, a public art piece, and a complete renovation of the Anderson Building. Originally built by the Wheat Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, the building once served as the City’s municipal offices, council chambers, and Recreation Center all at the same time. It's certainly come a long way from its original design which featured a bold blue and white paint job.
And that’s not all. New lighting, roof replacements, and sidewalks are also in the works. While these types of improvements aren’t as exciting, they help keep the park safe, accessible and looking its best.
As you and your family begin to plan your summer calendar, keep an eye out for details on the grand opening celebration this summer. We will also be offering a special promotion on pool passes as we move into the summer season. Details printed in the Rooted in Fun Times summer guide.
Whether you're a newcomer or a long time park-goer, you're sure to be very pleased with what's in store!