Just like other towns, Colorado is known far and wide for its exotic parks. Crescent Park gives its visitors a chance to kick back for a while and get in touch with nature.
Crescent Park was created as a way to commemorate the city’s 100th anniversary and provide an attractive, safe place for its residents to spend time outdoors. Over the years, it has become one of Erie’s most beloved parks due to its beautiful natural surroundings, colorful gardens, playground equipment for children, and plenty of shade from mature trees.
Today, Crescent Park is a hub for various activities and programs. The park offers yoga classes on the weekends, summer concerts by local musicians, kite-flying festivals, art shows exhibiting artwork by local artists, picnics and barbecues with friends and family members, and lots more.
The park is easily accessible for all members of the community, as it is located near public transportation routes and has plenty of parking available. They also have clean, well-maintained restrooms for visitors as well as wheelchair-accessible paths and ramps, making the park a great place for all members of the community to spend time.
In January 2020, the town received funds from GameTime, an organization that brings playground equipment to people of all ages and abilities, as part of the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association statewide training and funding initiative.
The Parks and Recreation Department expects the playground replacement to be complete in June.
“The town is excited and honored to be part of a collaboration with the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association and PlayCore/GameTime to revitalize the playground equipment at Crescent Park,” Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Hammer said. “This project highlights three great organizations working together to provide innovative outdoor play as a way to promote healthy multigenerational living in Erie.
Town officials said the new equipment not only will provide unstructured play for visitors, but the youth soccer program will be able to plan structured activities to further challenge players’ physical and mental abilities.
staff member also said the town applied for $67,000, which would be a matching grant, but will not have the final amount until a final decision is made regarding equipment.
Crescent Park will close for renovations beginning Aug. 10. Work will include demolition and removal of all equipment and existing surfacing.
After being renovated, the park will consist of five elements including a swing set, a custom play structure, ground climbers, a Ninja Warrior-style course, a KidNetix Twirl which offers a wide range of play benefits, and an infinity bowl that will promote the independent play. There will also be a safety surfacing to be installed.
By the time the renovation is complete, the Park will have a brand new look and feel that the community can be proud of. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the fall.
If you are the type of person who loves nature and wants to enjoy all the benefits that come from spending time outdoors, be sure to visit Crescent Park today. Whether you are looking for a place to relax with friends or host family gatherings, this park is perfect for you. So head over to the Kenosha Farms neighborhood at 1300 Lombard Street and experience all the fun that Crescent Park has to offer. Surely, you won’t regret it.