During major storms, the redesigned City Park Golf Course will temporarily hold and slow floodwaters while
protecting the course from damage. The detention area is an essential part of Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems. It will be integrated into an updated course design that will be even more enjoyable
for golfers and help protect some of the city’s most at-risk neighborhoods from flooding.
Integrating stormwater detention in golf courses is a very common practice. Outside of major storms, the
area will remain a dry, fully-functioning golf course.
After considering technical merits and community input, City Park Golf Course was selected for water
detention because it will protect significantly more homes and businesses; enhances an existing city asset; reduces the need for private property acquisition; and provides for future stormwater needs.
The driving range and the First Tee facility are substantially complete, including fine grading, irrigation,
topsoil and seeding.
Golf course irrigation is operational. The water for the new trees, seed and turf is recycled and provided by Denver Water.
The new clubhouse is complete and Temporary Certificate of Occupancy has been received. Work
includes several levels of inspections and working on punch-list items in anticipation of the Certificate of Substantial Completion by the City to Saunders Construction.
CPGC will reopen for play when the turf is fully established in order to protect the new turf from being
damaged and establishment of the turf is largely dependent upon the weather the rest of 2019 and spring of 2020.
Denver Golf strives to provide great playing conditions and a positive experience to our guests.