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Trail Detours

Orange bike and pedestrian trail detour sign.

Denver Parks and Recreation is constantly working to improve the over 100 miles of trails in the parks system. When doing improvements there may be temporary detours due to construction. We are committed to providing the safest detours available for the shortest amount of time necessary in order to minimize impacts to users.  For additional information related to current or planned detours, please refer to the project list below. (Under Construction, Available Soon)

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.

Denver Trail Detours

No trail detours within Denver at this time.

Additional Bear Creek Information

May 23-24, 2017: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct their annual sediment flushing which will flood and close portions of Cherry Creek Trail between the Kennedy Athletic Complex and Confluence Park. Water flows will fluctuate throughout the day so please use caution, follow posted signage and be prepared to use alternate routes. Trail users can expect water over the trail and some flooding below Havana, Iliff, Monaco, Cherry, the lower Cherry Creek Mall trail, University, 1st Avenue, Bannock, 13th, and Arapahoe Street.

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Confluence Park

View the detours in place for the S. Platte River and Cherry Creek Trails around Confluence Park.

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Additional Cherry Creek Trail information

No detours within Denver at this time.

Confluence Park/Shoemaker Plaza

View the detours in place for the S. Platte River and Cherry Creek Trails around Confluence Park.

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Project: 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

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RTD Project:  North Metro Rail Bridge Construction
Duration:  November 2015 – June 2016

RTD’s contractor, Regional Rail Partners (RRP),  will be constructing two bridges over the South Platte River Trail (SPRT) between Park Avenue and I-70.  During construction, trail users can anticipate possible short delays of 10 minutes or less while crews are working over or near the trail.  For your safety and the safety of the workers, please respect the flaggers and the obey the short delays.  Find additional project information

Project Location 1 | Project Location 2

 

Park Construction & Detours

Construction Notice at Argo Park, 4700 N Logan Street

Upgrades to Argo Park will begin soon!  New sidewalk loops will be added to Argo Park (Phase 2 on the east and Phase 3 on the west). A portion of the parking lot will be used by the contractor for staging and materials storage- see alternate parking map for details during this time.  Construction will begin late June/early July, 2017, and should be completed by the end of October 2017.

Download project information sheet (PDF)

Download alternate parking map (PDF)

Bible Park Bridge Closures

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Project: Goldsmith Gulch South Bridge at Bible Park
Bridge: South Bridge (Goldsmith Gulch Bridge at E Cornell Ave)
Closure duration: mid-March to late 2017/early 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 will be completed by late 2017/early 2018. Until the bridge is replaced, detour signage will route bicyclists and pedestrians along an alternate route.

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Project: West Bible Park Connector Trail
Bridge: West bridge: S. Newport St. and E. Bucknell Pl.
Closure duration: mid-March - 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: mid-March 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 Martin Luther King Park, 3880 N Newport St.

Upgrades have recently started at Martin Luther King Park!  Work is being done for the replacement of the existing asphalt sidewalk loop with concrete, and the installation of the  play pit area in closer vicinity to the Recreation Center.  Construction will begin early June, 2017 and should be completed by August 1, 2017.

Download the map: the new sidewalk is shown in yellow and new play pit location is shown with the red star.