In an effort to move to more sustainable maintenance practices, the Highlands Ranch Metro District, with support from Centennial Water, is exploring options to convert some areas of bluegrass along the parkways to more drought tolerant, lower maintenance landscaping.
Three demonstration sites were converted from bluegrass last year to native or alternative grass, and they have grown throughout 2021. While the grass will continue to establish over the next couple of growing seasons, these sites show some of the possibilities of the Parkways Landscape Conversion Action Plan, which has been years in the making. The next phase of the project is collecting public feedback.
An online public feedback period will be open through Oct. 15. Residents are encouraged to submit their comments about the three different sites.