Stephen Day Park - 1340
Day park was opened to the
public with a grand opening event on July 26, 2005. The
park is on the corner of East Mountain View
Ave and Deerwood Dr., south of Fall River Elementary School. The park was
named in honor of Stephen Day, a local Vietnam war veteran who won a distinguished
service award and a Bronze Star.
The park's features include a skate area and BMX / mountain
bike area, basketball court, sand volleyball court, multi-use play field,
off-leash dog exercise area, water spray ground for the kids (and adults)
to play in. Landmarks and the Explorers Plaza are Art in Public Places pieces by Joe McGrane, installed in 2005, and are on the northern and eastern sides of
the park (link to Art in Public Places) . There are two shelters at the park - the west shelter is 12' x 18' with two picnic tables and a grill overlooking the multi-use field. The large shelter is 18' x 36' with four picnic tables and two grills and located south of the play and spray ground area (exclusive use is not available). Shelters can be reserved for a $35.00 for a resident and $44.00 for a non-resident fee (link to shelter reservations).
design done by BHA (a landscape architectural firm out of Fort Collins) is based on a Voyager theme - as selected during the public design process. The theme found
throughout the park. Sunken ship earthen berms surround the playground, a
wavy walk skirts the perimeter of the playground as do steep ship walkways - all
unique play features. A maze is found to the east of the playground along with the explorers plaza (world map showing major world voyages). The architecture resembles
boat houses. The large shelter features canoe shapes in the concrete slab. The small shelter can also
be used as a bandstand or small performance area. The perimeter of the park features native grasses and plantings to promote water conservation. Look
for hand prints of the community members (adults and children) who helped design
the park in the walkway near the restrooms. Construction was completed by Fisher Construction Inc.
The parking lot can hold
38 cars including 2 handicap accessible spaces. The park is located along the Spring Gulch
- Water Features at Stephen Day Park and Sandstone Ranch Park spray gardens will turn on for the summer season on Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 2014.
- Skate Area - moderate skill level
- BMX/Mountain Bike Area
- Spray Water Feature - open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily until Oct 15, 2013
- Basketball Court - full size
- Sand Volleyball Court
- Restroom (unisex)
- Multi-use field
- Parking - 38 including 2 handicap accessible
- Shelters - 2
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