Lakewood residents in Denver make a splash in newly revamped water park
With record-breaking dry spells throughout Colorado making this summer a scorcher, the Denver suburb of Lakewood just offered a great way to cool the neighborhood off. According to the Denver Post, the $1.7 million that was needed for repairs to the once-dilapidated Surfside Spray Park was granted and donated from local businesses and organizations for reconstruction.The newly renovated park is now open for all ages and is an indicator of how Lakewood is an ideal community for growing families seeking homes for sale in Denver.
A history of family-friendly fun
Surfside Spray Park was originally the community of Lakewood's public pool. Built in the early 1960s, it was a much-anticipated addition to the neighborhood when many residents in Denver moved west to settle in the quiet suburbs. Unfortunately due to structural issues and lack of funds, the need for pool repairs kept getting put on the back burner and the pool slowly fell into disrepair. In 2004, it closed after being deemed unsafe and unusable to the public.
Lakewood comes together
However, thanks to great organizations in this proactive community like Jefferson County Open Space and Great Outdoors Colorado, the funding for the repairs to the master plan allowed this beloved one acre park to make a comeback as construction began this past year. With added geyser-like sprays, water rings, locker rooms and six picnic tables for barbecuing, family time just got a whole lot wetter in an area of Denver known for its livability. The park officially opened with an event attended by the mayor and members of the city council, and according to aquatic supervisor Cris Radic, the park has already attracted a variety of people, showcasing the diversity of the neighborhood. "We have had many residents, day care groups, summer camps and private party rental groups already using the facility and would expect the park's popularity to continue to increase as word spreads about this kid- and family-friendly amenity." he told the source.
An ideal community for new families
Located in Jefferson County whose population is just over half a million, Lakewood takes pride in having some of the best schools and public outdoor spaces in metro Denver. Because of these many ideal traits for raising a family, many young couples with real estate in Denver have made their future plans and home right here.