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Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

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











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