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Orange bike and pedestrian trail detour sign.

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is constantly working to improve the 100+ miles of trails in the city's park system. When doing improvements there may be temporary detours due to construction. DPR is committed to providing the safest detours available for the shortest amount of time necessary to minimize impacts to users.  

Although we make every attempt to keep the public informed about the status of our multi-use trails, there are times when they must be closed immediately and may not be noted on this page.  Please be aware of unforeseen conditions due to weather or other unexpected events and be prepared to use alternate routes if necessary.

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Denver Trail Detours

Washington to Lincoln Street:

March 11 - 25: Trail users will be detoured onto the sidewalk between Washington and Lincoln streets while winter time trail repairs are made, including replacement of failed concrete and addressing drainage issues.

View detour map (PDF)


Additional Cherry Creek Trail information

No detours within Denver at this time.

West side @ Confluence Park

Sept. 6-7, 2018: The west side of the South Platte Trail through Confluence Park will be closed for Forestry maintenance operations near the trail. Trail users will be diverted across bridges north of Speer Blvd. & 20th St. to the trail on the east side of the river, through Commons Park.


Virginia - Alameda Ave.

June 29-July 12 & July 24 -August 17: Trail closed for a Metro Wastewater project to perform structural rehabilitation. 

Once work began on this project, it was discovered that more extensive structural repairs are needed. City inspectors are working with Metro Wastewater’s contractor to get a new timeline + detour requirements in place. Work is anticipated to resume on July 24.

The contractor's equipment has been moved off the trail but will remain on-site until work resumes. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Detour route:
Virginia Ave. (east/west) & Lipan St. (north/south).
Cyclists are encouraged to dismount and use the sidewalk along Alameda Ave. to get back to the trail.
View map (JPG)


Mississippi Bridge

May 2018

Due to construction on the Mississippi bridge over the South Platte River Trail, it will be closed from South Jason to Huron until the end of May. A detour has been set up down the bike lane on S Jason St and Huron St.

View detour

Globeville Landing Park

Construction timeline: December 2016 - July 2018

Ames Construction will be starting construction activities for the Globeville Landing Project Phase 1A in mid-late December. Phase 1A includes the construction of all drainage infrastructure. This phase of the project is expected to be complete in Spring 2018. This phase of construction will be followed by the construction needed for the park amenities (Phase 1B),  which is expected to be complete in Fall of 2018.The first construction activities will include fencing of the construction site which will limit access in the Globeville Landing Park as well as reduce parking in the Coliseum parking lot.  

Learn more about this project | View detour map


Park Construction & Detours

Construction Notice at Cranmer Park, 4501 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Upgrades will begin soon at Cranmer Park! The Terrace will be getting a new look and other updates. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018.

Construction Notice: Starting Monday February 11, construction will begin for the Rude Park Ballfield and Access Improvements project.

Please make note of the construction fence around the perimeter for the duration of the project. The portion of Lakewood Gulch Trail being used as the construction access route will be closed – please see map for alternate route (JPG).

Construction should be complete in 6 -7 months. We appreciate your patience, as the improvements will bring a Tier A ballfield, covered dugouts, new fencing, an accessible route from the parking lot to the ballfield, and more. Please email with question. 

Construction work on the soft-surface loop trail will begin Monday, November 12, 2018. Learn more about this project.

North Playground Replacement

Update as of Aug. 31, 2018: 
Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the opening of the new Washington Park regional playground! As envisioned by the 2011 Washington Park Master Plan, this new playground replaces the north playground by the boathouse as the regional playground for the area.

Beginning September 2018, the north playground will be removed, as the wooden structure is past its useful life and poses safety concerns, such as splinters, for children playing on it. Demolition of the north playground is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 17, 2018.

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) will conduct a public process with the neighborhood starting in late 2018, to discuss design ideas to re-envision this space based on the park’s master plan. We look forward to working with the community to discuss ideas for this area.

Learn more about this project and upcoming public meetings.