City of Greeley News

Construction Delay: Bittersweet Park Water Conservation and Irrigation Replacement

Community meetings hosted early this year informed residents of the need for replacement of aging and inefficient irrigation infrastructure at Bittersweet Park.

Additionally, the project sought to educate residents about ongoing initiatives to reduce City water consumption while increasing species diversity and habitat availability in support of local micro fauna and pollinator species.  Collectively this work seeks to increase access to quality natural areas close to home for youth and families of Greeley. 

The Bittersweet Park water conservation and irrigation replacement project was initially identified for spring and summer 2019 construction.  As a part of the work, City staff in conjunction with irrigation consultants identified a need to update the city operated irrigation platform and additional time was needed to incorporate those changes into the bidding process.  As a result, there will be a delay in the construction of the irrigation system until fall/winter 2019.  Seeding and vegetation replacement will take place in the spring of 2020.  

City of Greeley Park Planner Sarah Boyd feels the construction delay might actually be good for the project: “spring is the optimal time for seeding and vegetation establishment. Winter system installation will ensure that everything is ready for the temperatures to warm in spring of 2020.”

To learn more about the project contact City of Greeley Park Planner, Sarah Boyd at or by calling 970-336-4180 for more information.

Release Date:
Jun 21, 2019

For more information, contact:

Sarah Boyd, Park Planner

Contact Us

Communication and Engagement Department

1000 10th Street, Lower Level
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Greeley Unexpected