News, Events & Announcements

District RFPs

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BPRC Evergreen Room Remodel Project

EPRD is seeking qualified companies to submit their proposals for the remodel of the Evergreen room at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center, including removal and disposal of existing carpet, installation of an athletic wood floor and the installing of mirrors on one wall. Proposals are due by Friday, April 14 at 10 AM. Click here to download the complete 2017-03-7008-05 BPRC Evergreen Room Remodel Project RFP.

WRC Carpet & Tile Replacement Project

EPRD is seeking qualified companies to submit their proposals for the removal and disposal of the slate tile flooring on the first level and the carpet in the entire Wulf Recreation Center and then the installation of new tile flooring on the first level and carpet in the entire Center. Proposals are due by Friday, April 7 at 10 AM. Click here to download the complete 2017-03-7008-06 WRC Tile & Carpet Replacement Project RFP.

BPRC Pool Upgrades Gutters/Deck Project

EPRD is seeking qualified companies to submit their proposals for the Buchanan Park Recreation Center replacement of the existing pool perimeter gutter drain grating with inclusive adapters and caulking. Dispose for existing deck tiles around the pool and replace with a concrete deck. Proposals are due by Friday, April 14 at 10 AM. Click here to download the complete 2107-03-7017-05 BPRC Pool Upgrades Gutters/Deck Project RFP.

2017 Summer Camps

2017 Summer Camp Insert Cover

Summer Camps

Registration is now open for ALL summer camps below:

   •   Preschool Adventure
   •   Summer Adventure
   •   Special Needs Adventure
   •   Outdoor Adventure
   •   Leader in Training
   •   Sports Camps
   •   Specialty Camps including Gymnastics Specialized Camps and
       Sailing Camps Register early as our camps fill up!

Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase

Wedding and Event Showcase FlierFree Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase

Couples, businesses, organizations and non-profits are invited to attend the 2017 Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase, being held at Evergreen Lake House on Sunday, April 23 from 1 - 4 PM.

Overlooking scenic Evergreen Lake and framed by ponderosa pine forest, 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 Wedding & Event Showcase offers participants the opportunity to sample food while experiencing the ambiance of Evergreen Lake House and gathering information about special event vendors and service providers. PREREGISTER at 720-880-1381 to be entered into the event raffle.

Evergreen Lake House is a 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 or to preregister to be entered into the event raffle, please email Christine Dove at, or call 720-880-1381.

Let's DOO It! Campaign

Lets Doo ItLet's DOO It! EPRD Promotes Dog Waste Disposal

Evergreen Park & Rec District is joining Jeffco Open Space and City of Lakewood to encourage people to clean up after their pets through the “Let’s DOO It!” educational campaign.

Here’s why:
   •   Poop smells bad, ruins the experience of other park visitors, and is a terrible waste of scenery!
   •   Dog waste doesn’t break down like wild animal waste. Left alone, it fouls the water and land.
   •   Dog waste can contain such harmful organisms as E. coli, giardia, salmonella, roundworms, hookworms and cryptosporidium, which can be passed on to people and other pets.

So the “Let DOO It!” campaign has been launched, with “Let’s DOO It!” magnets on trashcans, signs at trailheads, social media posts, Smelly Facts cards, and in-person visitor engagement. Jeffco Open Space interns have even created a short video (below) to encourage people to clean up after pets. EPRD parks employees will be handing out plastic bag containers shaped like dog bones, which can be attached to leashes for easy access. Learn more.

Click here to take the pledge now.

North Trail Update

GOCOEvergreen Lake North Trail Update

Evergreen Park & Recreation District has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to support completing an engineering analysis, feasibility study and planning Trail Closure Mapprocess to create an accessible trail on the north side of Evergreen Lake.

A portion of the Evergreen Lake Trail between Upper Bear Creek Road and Evergreen Dam has been closed since spring 2016 due to unstable conditions. The solution requires the securing of funds and coordination of a number of local and state organizations and agencies.

EPRD and other stakeholders involved are looking at the possible creation of a multimodal system to accommodate the growing number of trail users, with an ADA-compliant pedestrian boardwalk along the water's edge featuring push-outs for fishing and wildlife viewing, and a paved bicycle segment alongside Highway 74 on the north side of Evergreen Lake.

"The Evergreen North Lake Trail Planning Project provides vital infrastructure to local residents and the thousands of people who visit Evergreen each year. Whether they are strolling, hiking, riding a bike, pushing a stroller or propelling a wheelchair, this trail is a crucial link in the heart of our mountain community," says EPRD Executive Director Ellen O'Connor. "We are grateful to GOCO for investing in EPRD efforts to repair, and in fact enhance the north trail."

The grant was part of GOCO's new Connect Initiative trail planning grant program, which provides funding for trail projects for design engineering and master planning to help them get shovel-ready for construction grants also offered through the Connect Initiative.

Funding Efforts
Over the last four months, EPRD has amassed more than $400,000 to use toward both short- and long-term solutions to improve the North Lake Trail, including EPRD matching funds. The first step, which is already underway, will be to assess current conditions and develop feasible repairs that could allow the trail to be reopened as soon as possible.

The GOCO funds will be added to previous awards EPRD has secured:
   •   $25,000 from the Colorado Division of Local Affairs (DOLA) to assist in the geotechnical, civil,
       geometric, drainage and structural engineering analysis to recommend short-term solutions to
       stabilize the site and long-term solutions for a multimodal transportation system
   •   $12,500 from Evergreen Metropolitan District for the preliminary engineering study
   •   $199,500 from the Colorado Department of Transportation's Transportation Alternatives
       Program for final design and engineering of a multi-modal transportation system that will
       improve the damaged portion and improve the trail to better accommodate both cyclists and

Engineering Study
The preliminary engineering study will include geotechnical, civil, geometric, drainage and structural engineering analysis to assess existing conditions. It will then make recommendations for short-term repair alternatives to stabilize the site and long-term improvement alternatives to provide a multimodal transportation system. The study will also make initial planning and design recommendations for the new trail. The TAP grant funds will then be used to complete design and ascertain construction specifications.

The GOCO grant will ensure EPRD can move forward with this highly-demanded but complex, multi-jurisdictional project between Denver Mountain Parks, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Evergreen Metropolitan District, Jefferson County and EPRD. The District aims to complete the planning process by early 2018.

January 2017 Update:
EPRD has selected Muller Engineering Company to conduct the preliminary engineering study and the contract will be executed in the next week or two. This study will be partially funded by a $25,000 grant from the Department of Local Affairs, along with contributions from EPRD and Evergreen Metropolitan District, and we anticipate its completion in May 2017.

The next step will be a Trail Planning Project to Preliminary Design for the pedestrian element of the recommended multimodal system. The Planning Project will be funded by a $100,000 trail planning grant from GOCO, and leverages the preliminary engineering study discussed above, funded by DOLA, EPRD and Evergreen Metropolitan District. The planning process is anticipated to begin in May 2017 and to be completed in late fall 2017.

Once a long-term multimodal system is preliminarily designed and planned, the last step will be to move forward to final design and engineering for the long-term, multimodal system for the North Lake Trail. This Final Design & Engineering project is planned to begin in CDOT’s FY2018.

March 2017 Update:
Permits for the soil borings have been obtained for the Preliminary Engineering Study. The on-site testing is planned to occur the week of March 20, 2017 between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM or after 7 PM. Traffic may be impacted during those hours, as the eastbound lane of SH 74 will be closed during work activities. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Project updates are provided to the EPRD Board of Directors during the monthly board meetings. Click here to see schedule of meetings and meeting minutes.