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District RFP

Evergreen North Lake Trail Preliminary Engineering Study RFP

EPRD is seeking written bids from qualified firms to perform detailed geotechnical, civil, geometric, drainage, and structural engineering analysis for the Evergreen Lake North Trail and to recommend short-term solutions to stabilize the site and long-term solutions to provide a multimodal recreation and transportation system for the project area. Proposals are due by Wednesday, November 16 at 2 PM. Click here to download the complete RFP - Evergreen North Lake Trail Preliminary Engineering Study.

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 Lakewood Parks 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.

Evergreen Lake Trail Closures

Trail Closure Map

Evergreen Lake Trail Closed for Safety

The Evergreen Lake Trail remains closed due to unstable conditions. We appreciate everyone's help to please stay off the closed section of the trail and off Highway 74, and to use the southwest trail system instead. The solution requires the securing of funds and coordination of a number of local and state organizations and agencies. EPRD has applied for a $200,000 Transportation Alternatives Grant to help fund design and engineering for a multi-modal transportation system that will improve the damaged portion and hopefully improve the trail to better accommodate both cyclists and walkers.


Survey Results

Public Opinion Strategies recently completed a survey to gauge District residents’ support for potential ballot measures to expand recreational facilities and continue to ensure a quality recreation experience for residents of all ages. The survey results show that while people favor the idea of improving Buchanan Park Recreation Center, there is a mixed reaction to paying taxes to fund it. Read the survey results.