Surfside Splash Park

Lakewood, Colorado

When the City of Lakewood decided to close Surfside Pool in 2004, it was just an aging swimming facility languishing due to high renovation costs and low usage. Later, when the City chose Design Concepts to master-plan potential uses for the site, Surfside was considered a “blank slate” for redevelopment. The 1.1-acre site is primarily surrounded by residential properties, so integrating the new design into the community was vital to the success of the project.

The City and neighborhood chose a splash park as the best option, and the site was accordingly transformed. The new splash park opened in July, 2012, and is now a popular, appealing summer destination for community members young and old!



Columbine Award
for Renovated Facility Design

Colorado Parks & Recreation Association

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