$1.7 Million Grant From Adams County Open Space

Accepting the award for the city on Dec. 5 were, from left, Parks Director Amanda Peterson, Parks Coordinator Dana Kester, Mayor Carol Dodge and Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Esquibel.
Fund to Go Towards Northwest Open Space Renovations

Northwest Open Space Final Plan

The Adams County Board of Commissioners awarded the City of Northglenn a $1.7 million open space grant for renovations to Northwest Open Space on Dec. 5.

The grant goes towards Phase I of improvements, which includes a permanent new restroom and concession building, expansion of the south parking lot, new concrete trails, relocation of the playground, new park pavilions with seating, new landscaping and updated irrigation.

“We’d like to thank Adams County for their generous award,” said Mayor Carol Dodge. “These upgrades will improve the experience for the thousands of athletes, spectators and visitors who visit Northwest Open Space every year.”

Northwest Open Space is the city’s largest athletic complex. On any given day you could catch a football, baseball, soccer, or softball game, or a cross country meet. The park also plays host to Mudapalooza, the city’s annual mud volleyball tournament.

The city hopes to start construction sometime in 2018.

“These grants help our cities and towns to renovate parks and improve existing trails while preserving open space and maintaining the quality of life in Adams County,” said Board of County Commissioner Chair Eva J. Henry in a statement from the county. “This grant cycle funding demonstrates the value we place on preserving and maintaining our public spaces as well as how we can work together on behalf of county residents.”

Dodge joined Mayor Pro Tem Antonio B. Esquibel; Parks, Recreation and Culture Director Amanda Peterson and Parks Project Coordinator Dana Kester to accept the award. Funding comes from the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which Adams County voters passed in 1999.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233