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Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

Public Open House: A public open house will be held from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, at Foster Elementary School, 5399 Saulsbury Court, Arvada. For information on future and online feedback opportunities, scroll down to Public Input Opportunities below.

Project Overview

The City of Arvada, in partnership with unincorporated Adams County and the cities of Denver and Wheat Ridge, is developing a master plan of the Clear Creek Corridor. The plan will identify future recreational opportunities and habitat improvements along the corridor through the Arvada reach and surrounding areas.

Project Details

The study area covers both banks of Clear Creek roughly between Tennyson Street and Wadsworth Boulevard. The Corridor Plan will evaluate the creek, existing public land and adjacent trails for:

  • Potential recreational uses
  • Public safety
  • Better trail connectivity (Olde Town Arvada, Marshall Street, 52nd and 56th avenues in particular)
  • Animal habitat improvements
  • Way-finding signage
  • Water quality, storm water and floodplain improvements

The project team has identified three opportunity sites, each with unique features and unique possibilities:

  • Opportunity Site #1: 52nd and Marshall Urban Trail Network
  • Opportunity Site #2: Gold Strike Park
  • Opportunity Site # 3: Clear Creek North Bank Public Open Space

Opportunity Sites









Public Input Opportunities

Community input is critical to the success of the master plan. The community input process kicks off with an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, at Foster Elementary School, 5399 Saulsbury Court, Arvada. If you are unable to attend the open house, additional public outreach events are planned before the end of 2019. Or you can provide input 24/7 via an online survey at Speak Up Arvada. 

 Participate Online at Speak Up Arvada 



City of Arvada Landscape Architect Mike Lee:

Description of the Study Area:

This area has a long history of gravel mining, landfills, and industrial practices. The land uses along this corridor are a mixture of established neighborhoods and industrial uses. Vegetation lines both sides of the creek and screens the industrial surroundings. Publicly owned land in the corridor include parks, trails, trailhead parking areas, drainage, and flood management.


Clear Creek Master Plan Documents