Lake McIntosh Master Plan
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.
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.
- Lake Hours - one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
- Carry-on, non-motorized boats only. This includes canoes, kayaks, bellyboats,
sailboards, sailboats and small boats that can be carried to the lake.
- Access to lake is only at the designated boat ramps.
- Boat limit - 25. We are asking that if you count 25 boats on the lake,
to please not launch your boat.
- No inner tubes -- only multiple chambered inflatable craft such as bellyboats.
- Swimming is prohibited.
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
- No glass containers.
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.
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.
- Feb. 20,2003 - a brief presentation was made and then those attending
were broken up into smaller groups to brainstorm ideas about qualities,
barriers, and dreams of the perfect park. The input from the first meeting
as well feedback received via email, phone calls, mail was used to create
three alternative plans. Download
Newsletter #1(newsletter1.pdf - 238kb)
- April 15, 2003 - Three alternative plans were presented. Displays
were also reviewed at the Library, the Civic Center, and the Recreation
Center. Feedback from the meeting and from the various sites was used to
develop one draft master plan. Download
newsletter #2. (newsletter2.pdf - 88 kb)
- June 4, 2003 - A single draft master plan was presented, and public
comment was taken. Download
Draft 6/4/03 master plan. (jpg - 188 kb)
- July 14, 2003 - The draft master plan. was presented to the Parks
& Recreation Advisory Board at their regular meeting. The public
was invited to attend. The PRAB voted unanimously to accept the draft master plan.
with the stipulation that a full-time staff person would be added.
- August 19, 2003 -- The final master plan. was presented to the City
Council at their study session. The Council informally approved the plan
with the intent for formal adoption at a regular session meeting.
- September 23, 2003 -- City Council approves the plan (5-1 vote)
as proposed by the Staff Advisory Team. Phase I development anticipated
for Spring 2004.
Dan Wolford, Open Space Superintendent
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