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General contractor Prequalification for the John Venezia Community Park now available

The John Venezia Community Park is one step closer to construction

 Colorado Springs, CO- With much anticipation and years of waiting, the John Venezia Community Park is another step closer to becoming a reality.  The first step of selecting a qualified general contractor is currently underway.  The process to select a general contractor to construct John Venezia Community Park will be conducted in two parts: 1) prequalification and 2) bidding for construction, which will be open to prequalified contractors only.  Prospective contractors can complete and submit the Request for Prequalification, which may be obtained by logging on to   Completed Contractor Prequalification Forms should be submitted no later than Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

John Venezia Community Park is located at the southwest corner of Union Boulevard and Briargate Parkway.  The park site is approximately 110 acres and will provide a long-awaited recreational space in the northeast part of the City.  Thirty acres will be developed, while 80 acres will be left as open space to protect the Prebles Meadow Jumping Mouse habitat. 

The park will have a ranch theme with elements designed to resemble what would be traditionally found on a homestead.  Elements such as the homestead (picnic pavilions), the corral (Universally Accessible Playground), watering hole (spray ground), fruit orchards, and the range (multi-use sport fields, tennis courts, basketball/inline hockey court, pickleball courts, and a playground) will take park visitors back to the time when much of Colorado was used for ranching. Venezia Park will have the second Universally Accessible Playground in Colorado Springs.