Littleton's park system is more than 1,400 acres and 200 miles of trails for community members to enjoy. Now, in order to better the facilities, parks and trailheads throughout the area, a new plan has been approved.
The city council approved a resolution May 17 adopting the Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan. The purpose is to preserve and improve on the city's outdoor features and recreational options, not just for the time being, but for future generations as well. Some of the objectives outlined in the plan will be ongoing, but overall the goal is to accomplish several aspects of the plan over the next 10 years. Some specific changes may include upgrading playgrounds, building new playgrounds, adding amenities to trailheads, and adding ADA access to parks.This plan is the first of its kind in Littleton. Since August of 2015 city leaders have been working alongside consultant GreenPlay, and representatives from South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) to develop the plan. The team has visited many parks, engaged the community, and discussed history as well as future population trends for the area.
Since SSPR manages a majority of the city's parks, the organization will play a big role in executing the plan.