Centennial Center Par
Because this part of the country experiences occasionally harsh winters, the idea of a year-round park in Centennial may seem oxymoronic. But in fact, the Centennial Center Park was specifically designed to provide a year-round gathering space. This award-winning urban park provides several covered shelters that can allow residents to use the facilities even after a snowstorm. With amenities like a fireplace surrounded by sheltered areas, this park may actually inspire Centennial residents to enjoy the outdoors during winter. The park includes a focus on the area's history, making it a facility that is both educational and recreational.
Swedish furniture and home decor manufacturer IKEA has a store in Centennial, but this is not just your run-of-the-mill IKEA. Centennial's IKEA is one of the largest in the U.S., meaning residents of this town are lucky to have a resource for plentiful, affordable modern furniture. Opened in 2011, the City of Centennial recognized the store that year as the "Project of the Year," citing its size and job creation efforts. One of the few IKEA stores in the region, the Centennial location is an asset not only for its convienence for residents but also because the store helps boost the local economy.