Glen Park residents love their neighborhood’s proximity to Glen Canyon. In addition to the developed park with ball fields, a playground, tennis courts, and a recreation center there are plenty of trails that offer an awesome hiking experience in the middle of the city. Park fans will be heartened to hear that major improvements are being planned for the park. Glen Park Canyon is one of my favorite places to run, and pretty much the only place in the city where I can feel like I’m running in the woods without leaving the city. My dogs are also big fans of the trails.
With construction slated to begin in 2012, the following are the planned phase 1 improvements that will result in a pretty major face lift for the park.
- Welcoming Entry Plaza, Path & Native Garden
- Elk Street Sidewalk Enhancement & Sussex Pedestrian Crossing
- Direct Canyon Access Trail
- New Tennis Courts
- New Larger Play area
- Park Acccessible bathroom and minor building repair.