Daniels Park Road, between Griggs Road and Castle Pines Parkway, was closed Oct. 23 and will remain so through the remainder of the year for road-surface improvements. Motorists are being redirected to take Monarch Boulevard.
The existing gravel road within Daniels Park will be paved in asphalt and the county’s improvements include the addition of more curves, which are intended to slow down speeding motorists.
The project is part of phase two of Douglas and Denver counties’ park-improvement plan, per a 2008 agreement between the two counties. It is expected to take until spring 2018 for all work to be completed.
The cooperative agreement is necessary because Denver Mountain Park System owns Daniels Park and Douglas County owns Daniels Park Road. The improvements are a part of what is being called the Phase 2 improvement. It will also include construction of a nearly mile-long soft-surface trail along the road and the addition of 36 parking spaces in the park.