Apr 21, 2014 5:46 PM by Andy Koen
EL PASO COUNTY - The Cherokee Metropolitan District announced a priority list of 10 new projects for its parks and open spaces including a new dog park, playground and baseball fields.
A news release issued Monday credits a $79,000 grant from the Colorado Lottery for helping jump start construction. The water district is also applying for a grant from El Paso County to help support the capital developments.
The project list calls for new baseball fields, a dog park, a Frisbee Golf Course, a swing set as well as new roof for the pavilion at Eastridge Park. Westridge Park would benefit from new exercise equipment and repaved walking paths.
A new playground and xeriscaping are on the list for Colorado Tech Park. Upgraded lighting is planned at Fredericksburg Park, Frisbee Golf at Claremont Park and a basketball court picnic shelter would be added to Pronghorn Park.
Cherokee Metro Board Secretary Janet Cederberg said in the release she is excited by the investments the district has planned for her community.
"I am looking forward to leading a healthier lifestyle with my family by taking advantage of the baseball fields, Frisbee parks and basketball courts," Cederberg said.
The district serves 17,945 residents along the east side of Colorado Springs.