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Evergreen Lake Connector Trail Update

Evergreen Lake LoopPress Release 4-23-15
HIGHWAY 74 REOPENED A DAY EARLY! GoodLand Construction has reopened Highway 74 between Upper Bear Creek and Evergreen Dam after work to shore up the road was completed a day early.

The next phase of the Evergreen Lake Connector Trail project, concrete installation, Trail Connector Map Webwill only require the closing of one lane westbound during off-peak daytime hours, and will be done next Tuesday and Wednesday. The bridge installation is scheduled to occur during the nighttime hours on May 4.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We will keep you posted when the new accessible trail between Evergreen Lake House and downtown Evergreen is open!

We also want to encourage the community to patronize Lakepoint Center at the intersection of Upper Bear Creek and the Evergreen Parkway. The merchants have been suffering because of the road closure. Please make an effort to shop or dine there!

The 200-foot trail connection, a collaborative effort between EPRD and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District (DEED), will provide an accessible alternative to the steep metal stairs on the north side of the dam. 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 completes its work, DEED will use Legacy Fund money to pay for materials and labor for the construction of railings.

More Info
Project updates and a detour map are available on our website. For more information, contact Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District at

Detour Map
Click here for a printable map of suggested detours around the construction area.

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.

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.