Commuter rail bridge, other improvements coming to Globeville
Globeville Landing Park is situated on the banks of the South Platte River near where Washington Street becomes 38th Street just south of I-70. The park is an attractive, narrow strip of land in the middle of the city and home to one of the few disc golf courses in Denver.
Originally a landfill, the park area was designed in 1974 as one of four initial pilot projects of the Platte River Greenway System. The goal to create a green space in a heavily industrial area has now become a significant part of the community's recreational resources, as it provides a connection to the Platte River corridor.
Globeville Landing Park
With the Colorado Department of Transportation's current plans to refurbish I-70, the need for drainage improvements along the South Platte River area has been significantly elevated.
Currently a city-wide effort, the Platte to Park Hill Storm Water Systems Project, is advancing to improve drainage in the area.
Goal: Protection from flooding>The goal of the project is to protect neighborhoods from future flooding by adding several drainage improvements for the Cole, Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, River North, Clayton and Northeast Park Hill communities. These will include open channel improvements and storm water retention/conveyance.
Specifically in Globeville Landing Park, the project will reconstruct and enlarge the existing outfall that directs storm water into the South Platte River. It will also enhance the current park amenities. To learn more about this project, visit the City of Denver's website.
Commuter rail bridge construction coming soonNorth Metro Rail Line crews have recently been working in a small area of the park, building a temporary crane pad for construction of the commuter rail bridge that crosses the South Platte River at Washington Street.
Construction operations will not change the face of the park and will be short-lived.
In early summer, crews will dismantle the pad and re-seed the area to leave the vegetation as it was prior to construction.
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