Progress Park, a 23.36 acre-park owned by the City of Littleton and managed by South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR), will soon undergo construction for improvements.
The park currently has athletic fields, parking, the Big Dry Creek Trail, bridges, a playground, and a pond, but because of age and heavy use, upgrades to the park are needed. The City of Littleton and SSPR recognized the need and in 2015 jointly applied for and received an Arapahoe County Open Space Grant to update the master plan for Progress Park. Since then a plan has been created with input from public meetings.
Improvements to Progress Park include re-orientated ball fields, parking along Hickory Street, realignment of the existing parking lot, new playground equipment and surfacing, a large reservable shelter, two smaller shelters, a central plaza area, realignment of Big Dry Creek Trail, creek access for water play, water quality improvements at the existing pond, a discovery trail along Big Dry Creek, neighborhood connections, a pedestrian connection to Cornerstone Park, and entry features to improve identity.
The update of Progress Park is supported by the 2017 South Suburban Park and Recreation District Master Plan, the 2016 Littleton Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan, and the 2014 South Suburban Park and Recreation District Gold Medal Citizen’s Committee Report.