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TRAIL DETOURS & PARK CONSTRUCTION

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

Quebec to Iliff

Metro Wastewater project: Trail users will be detoured to Cherry Creek Drive. View map

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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

Bible Park Bridge Closures

Update as of May 2, 2018: The south bridge near East Cornell Avenue officially re-opened to the public on March 21. A contractor was selected for the east ( E. Amherst Ave.) and west (S. Newport St.) bridges and has been given Notice to Proceed—they’ve mobilized and are currently putting tree protections in place along with other construction preparations, which is scheduled to be complete in late September.

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Project: Goldsmith Gulch South Bridge at Bible Park
Bridge: South Bridge (Goldsmith Gulch Bridge at E Cornell Ave)
Closure duration: COMPLETE
Project Summary: Recent Bible Park bridge inspections identified structural deficiencies. The bridge has been closed due to safety concerns and will be removed in early summer. Design are currently being developed and construction will be completed by late 2017/early 2018. Until the bridge is replaced, detour signage will route bicyclists and pedestrians along an alternate route.

Project: West Bible Park Connector Trail
Bridge: West bridge: S. Newport St. and E. Bucknell Pl.
Closure duration: March 2017 - September 2018
Project Summary: Recent Bible Park bridge inspections identified structural deficiencies. The bridge has been closed due to safety concerns and will be removed in early summer. Design are currently being developed and construction is anticipated to be complete in 2018. Until the bridge is replaced, detour signage will route bicyclists and pedestrians along an alternate route.

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Project: East Bible Park Connector Trail
Bridge: East Bridge (Quebec and E Amherst Ave)
Closure duration: March 2017- September to 2018
Project Summary: Recent Bible Park bridge inspections identified structural deficiencies. The bridge has been closed due to safety concerns and will be removed in early summer. Design are currently being developed and construction is anticipated to be complete in 2018. Until the bridge is replaced, detour signage will route bicyclists and pedestrians along an alternate route.

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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 needed updates. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018.

Playground, Volleyball & Basketball Courts

March 26- May 29: Playground, volleyball and basketball courts will be closed for construction as ADA upgrades are implemented.

Diagonal Road Playground

Construction Notice:  The playground located at the end of the diagonal road (east of Tennessee & Downing) is being replaced with the construction period expected to extend from January to June 2018, unless severe weather causes delays. 

The playground will be closed throughout construction.  Visitors are encouraged to use the north playground adjacent to Smith Lake and the Boat House.

 
NOTICE: Overland Park Golf Course Closure

Tuesday, Sept. 4 - mid. October 2018:

The Overland Park Golf Course will close to the public for setup of the Grandoozy music festival. The closure is anticipated to last approx. 5 weeks for turf restoration. Re-opening date is TBA. 

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