Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems is taking a comprehensive approach to better protecting people and property against flooding while improving water quality and enhancing public spaces.
The program is focused in the near-term on the northern neighborhoods of Elyria, Swansea, Cole, Clayton, Skyland, Whittier, Five Points and Northwest Park Hill. These areas are at risk of severe flooding during storms.
Globeville Landing Construction
City Park Golf Course
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39th Avenue Greenway
Park Hill Detention
Globeville Landing — Complete
Construction on the Globeville Landing Outfall began in winter 2016 to build storm drainage infrastructure and was completed in 2018. The park was also redesigned and opened in Fall 2019.
City Park Golf Course — Under Construction
Construction began in November 2017, led by Saunders Construction, iConGolf Studio with Hale Irwin Golf Design, and clubhouse architect Johnson Nathan Strohe. City Park Golf Course is currently closed and will reopen when the turf is fully established. An opening date for the golf course will be based on regular assessments of the turf. Establishment of the turf is largely dependent upon weather conditions. See updates at cpgcredesign.org
39th Ave Greenway —Under Construction
Construction began in Summer 2018. The Greenway will be operational in 2020. See updates at 39thavegreenway.org
Park Hill Detention — Under Construction
Construction began in November 2018 and is planned for completion in mid-2020. In addition to work on a stormwater detention area at the Park Hill Golf Course site, crews will be relocating water, storm and sanitary pipes and installing new storm water pipes along 39th Avenue from Dahlia to Elm Street.
Flood Protection in Denver: A four-project approach — WaterWorld, April 2019
Rocky Mountain Redo: Hammered by a major flood earlier in the decade, Denver decided to do some digging — Civil + Structural Engineer, June 2019
The City Park Golf Course is now designed to flood. Here's why. — 9News, October 26, 2018
After controversial beginning, excitement builds as new City Park Golf Course is transformed — Denver7, October 26, 2018
Flood control project brings total renovation to Denver City Park Golf Course — Fox31, October 26, 2018
Denver is digging up lost rivers buried during Industrial Revolution, reviving 'natural order' — Denver7, September 19, 2018
Denver accelerates “daylighting” of lost waterways — Associated Press, September 8, 2018
A look at the Globeville Landing Outfall Project — 9News, May 3, 2018
See inside a 15-by-12-foot mega-pipe that is part of Denver’s largest modern storm drainage project — Denver Post, March 3, 2018