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About Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems


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.

Four projects are part of the Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems program. Each project is being designed independently, but is part of a coordinated construction process to realize cost savings and project efficiencies, as well as ensure compatibility with other nearby improvements.

Collectively, these four coordinated projects will increase neighborhood connectivity, improve water quality, add new park and recreation spaces, as well as provide critical flood protection.

Globeville Landing Outfall and Park

jogger in wooded trail

Redesigning the existing Globeville Landing Park to address drainage needs and enhance park amenities.
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City Park Golf Course Redesign

City Park golf course 13th green from above with Denver skyline and mountains in background

Upgrading stormwater detention and providing opportunities to make the design of City Park Golf Course even more enjoyable for golfers and the community.
Construction Fact Sheet (PDF) | Learn more »


39th Avenue Greenway and Open Channel

sample rendering of open channel with vegetation and recreation areas along city street

Reducing flood risk with an open channel along 39th Avenue and adding new recreational open space with a multi-use trail between Franklin and Steele streets.
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Park Hill Detention

map of Park Hill stormwater detention area and water flow

Additional stormwater detention and pipes in Park Hill to improve water quality and address recurring drainage problems.
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Project Status

The City began planning this phased effort in Summer of 2015. Design guidelines were developed with community input in 2016 and 2017.

Construction of Globeville Landing Outfall began in winter 2016/17, with construction of other project elements anticipated to begin in 2018.

Project Contacts

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