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John Venezia Park opens in time for summer 

The 9th developed community park within Colorado Springs, John Venezia promises a summer of fun for Briargate residents. With a water park, giant field and room to roam, this park has been a long time coming.
Bethany Alvarez
John Venezia park is a 30 acre Community Park in Briargate.
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The park, which was put on hold during the 2008 financial crisis, has been under construction since 2015.
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The 13 million dollar park will open July 8, 11:00-1:00 P.M
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The Park is Ranch themed, with different sections including the Homestead, a pavilion and picnic area.
Bethany Alvarez
The Park is Ranch themed, with different sections including the Homestead, a pavilion and picnic area.
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the Corral, a playground with a ‘Watering Hole’ spray ground
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These animals keep your kids company as they play in the refreshing "Watering Hole" play area.
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The Range, with fields for soccer, basketball, tennis and other activities this section is going to be a blast!
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Near the edge of the park is the Pasture, a quiet shaded area for recharging, with small meditation areas and trails separated from the lively activity at the Corral and Range.
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Every element of the park has handicap and stroller access. Parking stretches the length of the park, allowing you to park at whichever of the 414 parking spots suits your need.
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414 parking spots promise to save a spot for you!
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Creating a park is no easy task, one that took a group effort. “Everything was really a collective community design, I just happened to be the one to draft it.” says Sarah Bryarly landscape architect and manager of design development at Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.
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“We had a great turnout from the community, they really gave us their input, desires and wishes for the park, and that’s what we tried to provide for them,” Bryarly says.
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Bethany Alvarez
John Venezia park is a 30 acre Community Park in Briargate.
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