Faversham Lake is located in The Farms subdivision of southern Westminster and is an important scenic and recreational feature of 18-acre Faversham Park. Situated at West 73rd Avenue and Ingalls Street, the 1.7-acre lake has a maximum depth of 11 feet.
Popular with redwing blackbirds, Canadian geese, ducks and other aquatic birds, the lake is bordered by wetlands, grassed and rocked shoreline, cottonwoods and willows, and a picnic pavilion with a pier.
The attractive park that surrounds the lake holds basketball courts, a playground, picnic tables, numerous trees and grassed multi-use areas. Residences line the park’s perimeter and the Tepper Fields softball facility is located on adjacent grounds to the east.
Public access to the lake is gained from a paved parking lot in the park southwest of the lake. A short paved trail takes visitors on a walk around the lake.
The lake was constructed in 1984 and improved in 2004 as a water feature designed specifically for the park, which was developed at the same time. It was developed and improved by the City of Westminster, with financial assistance from a Jefferson County Open Space Joint Venture Grant and the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Fishing is Fun program.
Faversham Lake is used solely for recreational purposes, including fishing restricted to children under the age of 15.
It is fed by stormwater drainage from the surrounding area, and the overflow structure transports excess water as needed into the city’s stormwater system. The lake’s water is aerated to keep it healthy and support aquatic life.