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open space logo, crane standing in waterLake McIntosh Master Plan

What's New?

Phase 4 of the master plan has been designed. For project information please click this link to the park development web page.

Master Plan Development

Phase 4 of the master planned District Park project includes analysis of appropriate pedestrian crossings of 17th Avenue. This project will identify appropriate at grade, and / or grade separated crossing areas west of Hover Road. Linkages between schools, parks (including Lake McIntosh), the future St. Vrain Greenway trail (at Airport Road) and residences north and south of this arterial road are desired.

Phase 3 of the master planned District Park project was constructed in 2008 - primarily including native revegetation at the west end of the lake as well as installation of a new restroom. Please continue stay off native seeded areas to help them establish.

Phase 2 Construction began in early 2004 which completed the trail loop (3.5 miles) around the entire lake perimeter.The trail also includes a spur trail to Boulder County's Agricultural Heritage Center located off Hwy 66. Rules and Regulations signs are posted and temporary boat ramps were installed. Boat buoys delineate the wildlife area in the north west portion of the lake as shown in the Master Plan.On May 15, 2004, Lake McIntosh was opened to the public.

Phase 1 Construction completed in 2003 provided a concrete trail connection between Flanders and Dawson park sites along the eastern edge of the lake as well as a new trailhead parking lot for the District Park site off Harvard Street.

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Master Plan Process

During 2003, City staff and interested citizens worked with our consultants at public meetings to develop the Lake McIntosh Master Plan that was approved by Council in September 2003. Phase I development is scheduled to start in the spring of 2004.

Download the Final Master Plan (pdf 1.5 MB) and the Appendix (resource information and process - pdf 2.87 MB). Please be aware that the download may take some time as they are extremely large files.

Public Meetings History:




Dan Wolford, Open Space Superintendent

fax 303-651-8759

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