Acquisition of the old Westminster Hills Elementary School property for open space
(Aug 09, 2012)
The City of Westminster acquired the old Westminster Hills Elementary School site located at 4105 West 80th Avenue for open space. The building has been vacant since Adams County School District 50 decommissioned the school many years ago.
Acquiring this 5.12-acre property will provide additional open space in South Westminster. The site includes more than 1,000 feet along the Allen Ditch, abuts US 36 and is adjacent to the 2.4-acre Westminster Hills Park.
A perimeter trail will be constructed around the combined park/open space area, a portion of which will eventually become part of the planned US 36 bike trail extending from 80th Avenue north to Boulder.
The property will be maintained in a natural condition and will be open to the public for passive use.
The city was awarded a grant from the Adams County Open Space program to assist with this acquisition.