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Evergreen Lake Loop Construction to Begin in April

Evergreen Lake Loop2-Week Project to Create Road Closures, Detours
Construction on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake Dam, which will create an accessible path between Evergreen Lake Park and downtown Evergreen, is scheduled to begin April 12, and residents should expect to be inconvenienced by road closings for two weeks. The 200-foot trail connection, a collaborative effort between Evergreen Park & Recreation District Trail Connector Map Web(EPRD) and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District (DEED), will provide an alternative to the steep metal stairs on the north side of the dam.

GoodLand Construction Inc. of Golden, the contractor, is planning to begin earth-moving work the evening of April 12, weather permitting. Over the following days, workers will install H-piles into bedrock along with concrete, and the concrete trail will be installed the week of April 20.

The project was funded by a $250,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and a $30,000 contribution from the Evergreen Legacy Fund (ELF), plus in-kind donations of services and material. The Legacy Fund is derived from a voluntary 1 percent donation on sales of products and services at businesses to support infrastructure.

After GoodLand has completed its work, DEED will use Legacy Fund money to pay for materials and labor for the construction of railings, expected to be completed over the next two weeks.The trail should be ready for use by mid-May, barring weather complications.

Road Closings and Detours
The connector project will create closings at various times along Route 74 between the Upper Bear Creek and Highway 73 intersections with the Evergreen Parkway from April 12 through 23, weather permitting. Some closings will be one lane only, but sometimes the entire road will need to be closed.
   •   April 12-13 (7:00 PM April 12 to 5:00 AM April 13) - One-lane closure
   •   April 13-15 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) - Full-road closure
   •   April 16 (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM) - One-lane closure
   •   April 20-22 (Full night-time closures for three nights, 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM) - Full-road closure
   •   April 23 (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM) - One-lane closure

To avoid traffic delays, southbound motorists are urged to detour onto Meadow Drive to go from Route 74 to Route 73 toward Conifer. Residents living west of the construction area are urged to use Stagecoach Blvd. instead of Upper Bear Creek during closing hours.

The fishing access parking lot on the northeast side of the Evergreen Parkway at Upper Bear Creek will also be closed during construction. Project updates and a detour map will be available on this page, please check back often.

More Info
For more information, contact Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District at or 303-670-7242.

Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase April 19

Wedding and Event ShowcaseFree event features vendors, complimentary vendor services
Couples, businesses, organizations and non-profits are invited to attend the 2015 Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase, being held at Evergreen Lake House on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Overlooking scenic Evergreen Lake and ringed by ponderosa pine forest and the elk-dotted Evergreen Golf Course, Evergreen Lake House provides an idyllic mountain setting for weddings, parties, special events and meetings.

Located just half an hour from Denver, the Lake House hosts events year round, combining the elegance of vaulted ceilings and dazzling views from every window with the rustic log cabin charm of a mountain getaway.

The free Wedding & Event Showcase offers participants the opportunity to sample food and alcoholic beverages while experiencing the ambiance of Evergreen Lake House and gathering information about special event vendors and service providers.

A large variety of vendors will be on hand to highlight their products and services, including:
   •   Bakers
   •   Caterers
   •   Photography
   •   Accommodations
   •   Bartenders
   •   Liquor
   •   Rentals
   •   Planners
   •   and more.

Evergreen Lake House is an LGBTQ-friendly venue operated by Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). It is located at 29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd., Evergreen, CO 80439. (MAP)

Learn more about Evergreen Lake House here. The wedding brochure is also available online.

For more information about the Wedding & Event Showcase, please email Christine Dove at, or call 720-880-1381.

Summer Camps

2015 Summer Camp Insert CoverRegistrations is now open for ALL summer camps below:
   •   Preschool Adventure
   •   Summer Adventure
   •   Special Needs Adventure
   •   Outdoor Adventure
   •   Leader in Training, Sports Camps and all Specialty Camps including Gymnastics Specialized Camps, Dance Camps and Sailing Camps. Register early as our camps fill up!

Buchanan Park Feasibility Study Survey

BPRC Small WHAT'S YOUR OPINION on Buchanan Park Rec Center Expansion?
Take a 2-Minute Survey to Give Feedback on Buchanan's Future
EPRD wants your opinion on a possible expansion of Buchanan Park Rec Center.

It's part of an ongoing feasibility study being conducted to determine how Buchanan should be expanded to meet the community's needs in coming years. Sketches for proposed improvements, and the cost in annual taxes for each option, are on display at Buchanan and below.

Options under consideration, gathered from results of a 2013 community survey, include improvements to aquatic amenities, a gymnasium, indoor turf field and running track, and fitness classrooms.

Sink Combs Dethlefs is the architectural firm that EPRD contracted to complete a Feasibility Study about potential rec center improvements.

Take the survey here.
(Or print out a copy and drop it off at either Buchanan or Wulf Rec Centers)

Plans for Upper Level
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Buchanan Feasibility-Upper Level Plan
Plans for Lower Level
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Buchanan Feasibility-Lower Level Plan

Buchanan Park Recreation Center is located at 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen.

For more information, contact Ellen O'Connor, EPRD's Executive Director at or 720-880-1011.