James E. Harrison park improvements

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James E. Harrison Park, 544 S. Simms St., is currently funded for improvements with construction beginning in the late summer of 2022.

On June 10, 2019, City Council renamed South Simms Street Park the James E. Harrison Park to honor the former Tuskegee Airman for his years of service to the Lakewood community. In 2021, the City of Lakewood approved funding to upgrade the existing playground, add a restroom enclosure and provide accessibility updates. The Glennon Heights Homeowners Association also applied for and received a Neighborhood Participation Program grant for a new picnic shelter in 2021.

The Community Resources Department project team is seeking feedback on playground amenities residents would like to see at the park to ensure it remains a special gathering place in Ward 4. We want to hear from you! Please take the survey below by Friday, February 26. Subscribe to this page for future updates.

Park improvement considerations:

  • Remove the existing equipment, install new equipment and playground surface, replace the existing shelter with a larger shelter and add picnic tables, grills and trash receptacles.
  • Install play equipment that meets safety requirements established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Handbook for Public Playground Safety.
  • Provide a variety of play structures and components encouraging activities inclusive of multiple age groups and abilities.
  • Meet current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

James E. Harrison Park, 544 S. Simms St., is currently funded for improvements with construction beginning in the late summer of 2022.

On June 10, 2019, City Council renamed South Simms Street Park the James E. Harrison Park to honor the former Tuskegee Airman for his years of service to the Lakewood community. In 2021, the City of Lakewood approved funding to upgrade the existing playground, add a restroom enclosure and provide accessibility updates. The Glennon Heights Homeowners Association also applied for and received a Neighborhood Participation Program grant for a new picnic shelter in 2021.

The Community Resources Department project team is seeking feedback on playground amenities residents would like to see at the park to ensure it remains a special gathering place in Ward 4. We want to hear from you! Please take the survey below by Friday, February 26. Subscribe to this page for future updates.

Park improvement considerations:

  • Remove the existing equipment, install new equipment and playground surface, replace the existing shelter with a larger shelter and add picnic tables, grills and trash receptacles.
  • Install play equipment that meets safety requirements established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Handbook for Public Playground Safety.
  • Provide a variety of play structures and components encouraging activities inclusive of multiple age groups and abilities.
  • Meet current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
  • James Harrison Park is currently funded for improvements beginning in the late spring of 2022.  As an interested neighbor and park visitor, you have the opportunity to provide your input by Friday, February 26 to help select play equipment for the new playground. The survey results will be used to tailor the playground design to the needs of the neighborhood.   

    Thank you for your interest and participation!


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