More than five miles of new off-road trails will be built this year in Westminster.
Tanglewood Creek Trail
When completed in late summer, this north-south concrete trail will extend nearly one mile from 121st Avenue to 128th Avenue, between Delaware Street and I-25. The trail will pass Timberlake Pond, Willowbrook Park and through Tanglewood Open Space. In the future, the trail will extend half a mile further north from 128th Avenue to the Big Dry Creek Trail.
McKay Creek Trail and I-25 Trail
A drainage channel will be constructed between Huron Street and I-25 at about 140th Avenue. This channel will convey storm water from McKay Lake, the Huntington Trails subdivision and new developments. A three-acre lake will be built abutting I-25 to retain storm water.
The city will also build a 10-foot-wide concrete trail from the 142nd Avenue/Huron Street underpass to I-25 and then south along I-25 to connect to the existing segment of the I-25 Trail located along the east side of Lowe’s. The trail will pass the lake and a gravel trail will loop around the remainder of the shoreline. A future trail project will construct the I-25 Trail from the south edge of Walmart at about 134th Avenue to the Big Dry Creek Trail.
The I-25 Trail will be built from the lake at 140th Avenue north to 144th Avenue where the trail will connect via an existing underpass to the existing I-25 Trail at the Orchard Town Center. The I-25 Trail and McKay Creek Trail will provide connections from Big Dry Creek Trail to the McKay Lake Open Space and the Orchard Town Center.
View a map of the I-25 Trail Connection Project.
Orchard Town Center Detention Pond Trail
A half mile concrete trail will be built within this 20-acre wetland/detention pond located at the north end of the Orchard Town Center near I-25 at 150th Avenue. The new trail will form a one mile loop with the existing I-25 Trail.
Little Dry Creek Trail
This ¾ mile segment of the Little Dry Creek Trail between Federal and Lowell boulevards will be rebuilt as a part of the extensive storm water drainage project. The entire 35-acre, city-owned site will be re-graded to reconstruct the creek and rebuild the trail. The trail will pass a new three-acre lake and provide direct access to the Westminster Station (RTD commuter rail) that will open in mid-2016.
A half-mile concrete trail will connect the Ranch subdivision on the south side of 120th Avenue to the Big Dry Creek Trail on the north side of 120th Avenue. A trail underpass will be built under 120th Avenue just west of Decatur Street. The trail will traverse the Ranch Creek and Big Dry Creek open spaces and will pass under Federal Parkway at about 121st Avenue utilizing an existing (but not yet opened) underpass. The trail will intersect the Big Dry Creek Trail at the Metzger Farm Trail junction.
View a map of the Ranch Creek Underpass and Trails Project.
Lowell Boulevard Trail at Metzger Farm Open Space
A half-mile concrete trail will be built on the east side of Lowell Boulevard from 120th to 124th avenues abutting the Metzger Farm Open Space. The trail will provide access to a new underpass beneath Lowell Boulevard at about 121st Avenue, which will be built as a joint project between Broomfield and Westminster. The Lowell Boulevard Trail will connect the existing and future trail system within the Metzger Farm Open Space to the Broomfield trail system.