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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

Kennedy Golf Course | Kenton - Dartmouth

May 21 - June 6: Concrete will be replaced on the Cherry Creek Trail along Kennedy Golf Course, detouring trail users onto the sidewalk along Kenton St. and Dartmouth Ave. 

View the detour (PDF)


City of Karmiel Park

May 6 - 20: Damaged concrete will be replaced within City of Karmiel park. Small segments will be replaced individually, detouring trail users onto the grass for a short distance.

View detour map (PDF)


Additional Cherry Creek Trail information

NOTICE: Tree work will be happening along the High Line Canal between April 14 - May 14. The trail will remain open but users may see brief delays as work is done overhead and in work zones.


No detours within Denver at this time.

Additional High Line Canal Trail information

No detours within Denver at this time.

Thursday, July 18 & Sunday, July 21:

In connection with the Greater & Greener Urban Parks Conference, the South Platte River Trail will be closed near Shoemaker Plaza and Commons Park. Please follow detour signs & apologies for the inconvenience!


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.

June 3, 2019: Due to safety risks, the climbing tower at Paco Sanchez Park is CLOSED until further notice while damage to the structure is repaired; at this time estimated to be 2-3 weeks. Other play elements remain open for normal use. 

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.