EPRD moving forward with two-trail proposal for lake
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The Evergreen Park & Recreation District and other stakeholders are planning to move forward with a two-trail system around the north side of Evergreen Lake with the design phase beginning later this year.
Under this aggressive schedule, construction could begin in 2021 or 2022, according to Chris Vogelsang of OV Consulting.
In May, Evergreen Park & Recreation District proposed a two-trail system as a recommended alternative, with a wider multi-user path where the current trail is and a pedestrian-only natural trail that transitions into a boardwalk along the lakeshore.
Vogelsang told EPRD’s board of directors at its June 26 meeting that a detailed cost estimate showed the project would be $3.1 million, including $1.5 million for materials.
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EPRD getting closer to rebuilding Evergreen Lake North Trail
Evergreen Park & Recreation District has gotten a giant leap closer to rebuilding the Evergreen Lake North Trail after being awarded a large grant, but it needs one more to make this effort a reality.
The district received a $2.61 million federal grant through the Denver Regional Council of Governments for the project, but it still is hoping for a $550,000 Colorado the Beautiful grant from Colorado Parks & Wildlife. If the district gets that grant in January, it will have the $3.7 million necessary to begin construction on the project.
The rest of the money will come from the rec district, Evergreen Metropolitan District, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District.
EPRD plans to build a two-tiered walkway — one where the current trail is along Evergreen Parkway and another trail at the lake’s edge. Planning and design work, which cost $400,000, has already been done, funded by several other grants.