- Buchanan Park Recreation Center
- Evergreen Lake House
- Wulf Recreation Center
- Administration Office
- Park Operations Office
- Before/After School Child Care
- Before/After School Enrichment
- Children's Programs
- General Recreation
- Ice Skating
- Martial Arts
- Outdoor Recreation
- Special Needs
- Cultural Excursions
- Fitness & Wellness
- General Recreation
- Indoor Cycling
- Martial Arts
- Older Adults/SilverSneakers®
- Outdoor Recreation
- Ping Pong
- Workplace Wellness
News, Events & Announcements
July is Park & Rec Month!
EPRD has many fun activities going on throughout the entire month to Get Your Play On including a Park Scavenger Hunt. Check out the information below. And if you get caught showing us how you Get Your Play On in July, you might even get a special reward at one of our parks or rec centers!
July Park & Rec Month Calendar
Resolution from EPRD Board
How Many Ways Do You Play?
100 Things To Do Before You’re 12
Park & Rec Coloring Sheet
Park & Rec Crossword
Park & Rec Word Search
EPRD Patron Appreciation Day Specials - Tuesday, July 18
Special Combo Passes on sale at Buchanan Park & Wulf Rec Centers
• Purchase a 10-visit facility punch card for only $45, includes: 1 FREE Fitness class + 1 FREE
Indoor Cycling class
• $10 off a 10-class Fitness Punch Card (regularly $90), includes: 5 FREE Facility Visits
• $10 off a 10-class Indoor Cycling Punch Card (regularly $70), includes: 5 FREE Facility Visits
Limit one each per person.
Park Scavenger Photo Hunt:
Take pictures at all four parks listed below with the items mentioned and have a chance to win a FREE EPRD Picnic Shelter Rental!
Stagecoach Park: Picture with the musical instruments
Kittredge Park: Picture with new free little library
Marshdale Park: Picture with any new piece of playground equipment
Arrowhead Park: Picture with a bear statue
Once you have completed all four steps, gather your photos and send them in one email along with your name and contact number to Adam Gamache at email@example.com with the subject line “Park and Rec Month Scavenger Hunt” (email attachments must be less than 25MB). Submissions must be received no later than Monday, July 31st at midnight MDT. One lucky participant will be selected at random to win a picnic shelter rental at one of Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s parks!
Rules: You must be aged 18 years or over to enter this contest. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. One submittal per-person. The winner will be randomly selected. The winner will receive a one-day Evergreen Park & Recreation (EPRD) picnic shelter rental (value varies depending on selected location). The picnic shelter rental is subject to all EPRD Park Permit Terms & Conditions and General Park Rules & Regulations. No cash or prize substitution shall be permitted. The opening date for this contest is Saturday, July 1, 2017. The closing date for entry to this contest is Monday, July 31,
EPRD Summer Concert Series
Join EPRD for the 20th anniversary EPRD Summer Concert Series. Free outdoor concerts at Evergreen Lake begin June 7 and run every other Wednesday from 5 - 9 PM through August 30. Enjoy a picnic under the stars while you enjoy music from a range of talent, both local and national. It's an unforgettable summer experience!
Wednesday, June 7 Open Space, with Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars
Wednesday, June 21 Something Underground, with Augustus
Wednesday, July 5 The Lonesome Days, with Ignatius Reilly
Wednesday, July 19 Curtis Grimes, with Mumblin' Cousins
Wednesday, August 2 Rubber Planet, with Michael Hornbuckle.
Wednesday, August 16 Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal, with El Javi
Wednesday, August 30 Tunisia, with Subject2Change
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!
• Poop smells bad, ruins the experience of other park visitors, and is a terrible waste of scenery!
• Dog waste doesn’t break down like
• 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
For updates on the
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
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
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.
June 2017 Update:
On June 5,
During the presentation, Muller Engineering addressed the possibility of performing repairs to the existing bin wall in order to be able to reopen the trail. Muller has indicated that its Engineering Study will not recommend a temporary trail repair to reopen the North Trail for user access. This recommendation is based on Muller’s assessment of current conditions, the expense, complexity, time involved, and traffic disruption of constructing such repairs, and the fact that such temporary repairs would be difficult to incorporate into future long-term solutions for the North Trail.
Instead, Muller will recommend a more long-term solution for the North Trail. One such solution would be a dedicated bike path and separate pedestrian path. Their preliminary budget estimate for this option was
The Preliminary Engineering Study is anticipated to be finalized by the end of June. EPRD will then begin the Planning Process to Preliminary Design (Phase II). This Phase will vet alternatives to the public and align stakeholders to move forward together toward preliminary design. Subsequently, the last planning step for the long-term,
We will update this site with more details about Muller’s conclusions and recommendations once their Engineering Study is finalized. We appreciate the community’s ongoing support and interest in this important project.
April/May 2017 Update:
Soil boring was successfully completed on March 22, 2017. The geotechnical engineer’s materials testing laboratory
A field visit and data collection effort
Phase I is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2017. Following completion of Phase I, EPRD will begin the Planning Process to Preliminary Design (Phase II). This Phase will vet alternatives to the public and align stakeholders to move forward together toward preliminary design. Subsequently, the last planning step for the long-term,
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,
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
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.
Project updates are provided to the