Colby Park Improvements

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Colby Park Improvement Presentation

Colby Park Engineer Plans

During the November 6, 2023 City Council meeting, council approved a bid from Caliber Concrete, LLC to complete the first phase of Colby Park improvements. 

Preconstruction meetings are expected to begin November 2023.

A new ADA ramp will be poured at the NE corner of the community center the week of November 28. 

Demolition work will begin the first week of December 2023. The tennis courts and playground will be closed to the public at the start of demolition.

Main construction is estimated currently to begin April 2024 with substantial completion by the end of September 2024. All work will be weather dependent and this time frame may change as preconstruction meeting take place. 

Phase 1 Improvements include the following:

  • Removing the traffic circle and installing a new plaza entry
  • Removing existing playground and installing a new playground 
  • Installing a splashpad
  • Relocating gardens
  • Relocating recycling facilities
  • Additional Parking

Phase 1 will also have a number of accessibility improvements as well:

  • The addition of inclusive playground equipment 
  • Sidewalks and curbs in from of existing ADA stalls will be redone to make them compliant
  • New ramps in both the front and back of the Community Center. The front ramp will include railing
  • All new sidewalk put in will be ADA compliant 

Community Center and Park Facility Rentals

City staff will be in contact with those who have rentals booked during the construction period as preconstruction meetings with the contractor begin. 

Renters can contact Deputy City Clerk Nate Leuthold at 515-645-6826 or at with any questions about renting the community center, pavilion, or ballfield during construction.