In 2014, the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation began work on an ambitious plan to improve the parks along Denver’s river corridor. Since then, improvements have been made to Lakewood Gulch, at the confluence of Weir Gulch and the South Platte River, Johnson Habitat Park, a stretch of river between Overland Pond and Pasquinel's Landing, Globeville Landing, and Confluence Park.
The city is also working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a plan to re-envision parts of the South Platte River, Weir Gulch, and Harvard Gulch. More information about that project can be found on the Denver Urban Waterways webpage.
All of the projects include improvements that will benefit water quality in the South Platte River.