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  • 11 Mar 2017 7:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To see the plans for the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, click here:

    Evergreen Trails Master Plan 

    The Evergreen Trails Master Plan was funded through a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado to establish the vision of a connected, cohesive trail network in the core of the Evergreen community. The Plan details a network of trails and on-street bike and pedestrian facilities that link Evergreen’s parks, open space, schools, community assets, the Evergreen Lake and downtown Evergreen. The network and prioritized improvement projects increase mobility and recreational options for the community; improve access, safety and comfort; and retain the flexibility to facilitate near-term and long-term phased implementation of key projects.

    The desired outcomes of the study were to:

    • Build community understanding and support for bike, pedestrian and trail connectivity

    • Identify feasible, implementable, fundable projects for improvement

    • Prepare for construction funding opportunities

      The Master Plan study process kicked-off in Spring of 2014 and ran through the summer of 2015. A Technical Working Group (TWG) consisting of staff from Jefferson County and Denver Mountain Parks, Evergreen Parks and Recreation District, Downtown Evergreen Economic District and key community stakeholders convened throughout the process and guided the development of the Plan. Public input was gathered through online questionnaires and comment tools, numerous stakeholder interviews and three public open houses.

      The project Study Area (Figure 1) extends from the Safeway on Hwy 74 on the north, along Hwy 73 past the Evergreen Library to the south, beyond Downtown Evergreen to the east and to the Evergreen Golf Course and Wilmot Elementary School to the west. The Study Area includes destinations such as the Evergreen Lake and Lake House, the Hiwan Homestead Museum, Downtown Evergreen, Evergreen High School, Wulf Recreation Center, Wilmot Elementary School and the Evergreen Library.

      The Master Plan was reviewed by the members of the Downtown Evergreen Economic Development Board, the project Technical Working Group and Jefferson County staff and finalized in Fall of 2015. The Evergreen Trails Master Plan will assist the Downtown Evergreen Economic District and Jefferson County Staff with future grant opportunities to implement the project improvements and enable Evergreen to increase the number of safe, reliable community connections, enhance its recreational amenities and support the economic vitality of its downtown. 

  • 01 Feb 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Evergreen Lake North Trail Update


    Evergreen Park & Recreation District has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to support completing an engineering analysis, feasibility study and planning process to create an accessible trail on the north side of Evergreen Lake.

    A portion of the Evergreen Lake Trail between Upper Bear Creek Road and Evergreen Dam has been closed since spring 2016 due to unstable conditions. The solution requires the securing of funds and coordination of a number of local and state organizations and agencies.

    EPRD and other stakeholders involved are looking at the possible creation of a multimodal system to accommodate the growing number of trail users, with an ADA-compliant pedestrian boardwalk along the water's edge featuring push-outs for fishing and wildlife viewing, and a paved bicycle segment alongside Highway 74 on the north side of Evergreen Lake.

    "The Evergreen North Lake Trail Planning Project provides vital infrastructure to local residents and the thousands of people who visit Evergreen each year. Whether they are strolling, hiking, riding a bike, pushing a stroller or propelling a wheelchair, this trail is a crucial link in the heart of our mountain community," says EPRD Executive Director Ellen O'Connor. "We are grateful to GOCO for investing in EPRD efforts to repair, and in fact enhance the north trail."

    The grant was part of GOCO's new Connect Initiative trail planning grant program, which provides funding for trail projects for design engineering and master planning to help them get shovel-ready for construction grants also offered through the Connect Initiative.

    Funding Efforts
    Over the last four months, EPRD has amassed more than $400,000 to use toward both short- and long-term solutions to improve the North Lake Trail, including EPRD matching funds. The first step, which is already underway, will be to assess current conditions and develop feasible repairs that could allow the trail to be reopened as soon as possible.

    The GOCO funds will be added to previous awards EPRD has secured:
       •   $25,000 from the Colorado Division of Local Affairs (DOLA) to assist in the geotechnical, civil, geometric, drainage and structural engineering analysis to recommend short-term solutions to stabilize the site and long-term solutions for a multimodal transportation system
       •   $12,500 from Evergreen Metropolitan District for the preliminary engineering study
       •   $199,500 from the Colorado Department of Transportation's Transportation Alternatives
           Program for final design and engineering of a multi-modal transportation system that will
           improve the damaged portion and improve the trail to better accommodate both cyclists and walkers.

    Engineering Study
    The preliminary engineering study will include geotechnical, civil, geometric, drainage and structural engineering analysis to assess existing conditions. It will then make recommendations for short-term repair alternatives to stabilize the site and long-term improvement alternatives to provide a multimodal transportation system. The study will also make initial planning and design recommendations for the new trail. The TAP grant funds will then be used to complete design and ascertain construction specifications.

    The GOCO grant will ensure EPRD can move forward with this highly-demanded but complex, multi-jurisdictional project between Denver Mountain Parks, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Evergreen Metropolitan District, Jefferson County and EPRD. The District aims to complete the planning process by early 2018.

    January 2017 Update:
    EPRD has selected Muller Engineering Company to conduct the preliminary engineering study and the contract will be executed in the next week or two. This study will be partially funded by a $25,000 grant from the Department of Local Affairs, along with contributions from EPRD and Evergreen Metropolitan District, and we anticipate its completion in May 2017.

    The next step will be a Trail Planning Project to Preliminary Design for the pedestrian element of the recommended multimodal system. The Planning Project will be funded by a $100,000 trail planning grant from GOCO, and leverages the preliminary engineering study discussed above, funded by DOLA, EPRD and Evergreen Metropolitan District. The planning process is anticipated to begin in May 2017 and to be completed in late fall 2017.

    Once a long-term multimodal system is preliminarily designed and planned, the last step will be to move forward to final design and engineering for the long-term, multimodal system for the North Lake Trail. This Final Design & Engineering project is planned to begin in CDOT’s FY2018.

    Project updates are provided to the EPRD Board of Directors during the monthly board meetings. Click here to see schedule of meetings and meeting minutes.


  • 08 Feb 2016 2:12 PM | Anonymous

    Colorado Mountain Inn offers Dream-Come-True ‘I Do’s’

    Evergreen, CO- Highland Haven Creekside Inn offers Dream-Come-True I Do’s Elopement Package for budget conscious couples in 2016. With engagement season upon us and more couples looking to save on their big day, the Highland Haven has created no-fuss wedding packages that don’t skimp on romance or luxury. In 2016 couples that wish to keep it simple can get the following-  a Creekside or Treeside ceremony, rental fee of one hour, wedding coordinator, ceremony officiant, seasonal bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, and a bottle of sparkling wine/or sparkling cider along with  two Highland Haven custom champagne flutes. Included in the package is a wedding night in the dream-come-true Treehouse and breakfast in bed the next morning.

    “Couples ready to elope want to find an intimate, romantic and unique ceremony spot, and we love helping them create a personal, memorable celebration,” says owner Gail Riley. With the average wedding costing around $30,000 couples are looking to cut the cost and put their money into better investments. With elopement and wedding packages starting at just $1,000 at the Highland Haven, guests are finding that they can have the mountain wedding of their dreams and still pay the mortgage.  With attentive service and luxurious finishes it’s easy to plan the perfect Colorado elopement or small wedding on the grounds.

    The Inn offers seclusion behind it’s 400 foot rock outcropping and the lulling sound of Bear Creek running through the property. It’s romance is unparalleled along the front range and has been winning awards for years, including nods from Sunset Magazine as the “Best Place to Pop the Question.”  With on-site weddings growing at Highland Haven they wanted to be sure guests could have a fairytale come true without the stress that typically comes with planning a wedding. By creating elopement and wedding packages that are simple to understand and easy on the wallet they have done just that.


  • 02 Nov 2015 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We've opened!  

    We held some "soft openings" this weekend just to be sure we were ready, and are now open with 8 beers (including 3 guests), full bar, small-but-stellar wine list, live music, Broncos football, lots of laughter, and food that is already getting rave reviews.

    Come on by and visit with us, and enjoy the company, the view, and the brews.  

    We also have a new website at with our hours, a map to find us, beer descriptions, event list, and much more. 

    Hope to see you soon!

    P.S. are you connected with our Facebook page?

  • 30 Oct 2015 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Evergreen's most comprehensive Home Furnishings destination continues to expand!

    Will you please welcome 3 unique new additions to The Evergreen Design Center:

    Alpine Blue Home
    Beetle Kill Furniture and Accessories.

    Books by Edward
    A convenient resource for your library and reading list.

    Branches Cabinetry & Design

    Designing Mountain Kitchens Since 2005

    Evergreen Design Center 
  • 19 Oct 2015 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stop by today to pick up a copy of our trade credit policy and trade in some of your books for store credit! Clean out the closet and under the bed!

    Full genre new & used books with graphic novels & manga, stationery & gifts, arts & craft kits.

    Where the Books Go

    27888 Meadow Dr

    Evergreen, Colorado

    (303) 284-6261

    Facebook web address:

  • 01 Aug 2015 11:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the Altitude TV's website:

    Premiered Wed, July 15th at 6:30PM & 10:30PM MT

    On this episode of Livin' @ Altitude we decided to take the show to Evergreen and visit the cool places that everyone can enjoy…

      ▶ First, we stopped off at the Evergreen Lake House. There is no doubt that Evergreen Lake is a central hub for everyone who visits Evergreen. Whether it's walking, fishing or paddle boarding, everything can be done at the lake, including getting married at the Lake House.


     ▶ After the Lake House, we visited the Little Bear Saloon. Few cameras have been allowed in this place and we were lucky enough to be let in. We sat down with one of their employees about the history of the place and all the great musical acts that have come through.



    ▶ Lastly, Julie and Kyle visited the Highland Haven Creekside Inn. This Inn has been around for years and provides a luxurious stay for those visiting Evergreen. It’s set back in the woods, and they recently opened their newest addition, the Tree House! We talked to the owners and the creator of the Tree House at Highland Haven to find out what people should expect when they plan their stay there.

    Please tune in on Wednesdays at 6:30PM or 10:30PM MT on Altitude for Livin' @ Altitude.

  • 03 Jun 2015 6:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Evergreen Lake Concerts opens June 3rd with Egg Planet!

    Written by Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt on Monday, June 01 2015. 

    Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) and Evergreen Lake Presents launch the 18th season of Evergreen's best summer fun next Wednesday when the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series opens with the Evergreen School of Music and Egg Planet on Wed., June 3, 2015. The community is invited to enjoy free concerts every other Wednesday at Evergreen Lake House from 5-9 PM.

    Here's the schedule:

    6/3 -- Egg Planet, with the opening acts from the Evergreen School of Music

    6/17 -- Something Underground, with opening act Frangelo

    7/1  -- Rastasaurus, with opening act Mumblin' Cousins

    7/15 -- Bon Tee Cajun Band, with opening act the Kicked To The Curb Duo

    7/29 -- Harpeth Rising, with opening act the Kort Mccumber Duo

    8/12 -- Dakota Blonde, with opening act Owen Kortz and Friends

    8/26 -- Tunisia, with opening act Megan Burtt and The Cure For Love

    Opening acts take the stage at 5 PM and headliners at 7 PM. Food and drinks are available for purchase from a variety of food trucks, or people can pack a picnic. 

    Lake parking is limited, with 50 VIP spots available for $15 each or discounted rate when you purchase the entire series. (Call 720-880-1300 to reserve).

    Free parking shuttles run from Evergreen High School and Christ the King Church.

    Learn more at

  • 07 May 2015 6:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The bridge installation, which was scheduled for this week, has been postponed because of heavy rain forecasts. Instead, it will begin Monday night, May 11, with closures at night from 7 PM to 5 AM each night for three nights, and then a daytime closing to complete work. 

    • May 11, 12 and 13 - Full nighttime closure for bridge Installation from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM
    • May 13 -- One lane eastbound closure from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for completion of project

    Thank you for your patience during the construction and supporting this important community project. We will keep you posted when the new accessible trail between Evergreen Lake House and downtown Evergreen is open! 


    Linda M. Castle
    EDBA Managing Director
    720.218.9007 cell

  • 05 May 2015 5:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please Click here for the winners and sponsors of the 2015 Downtown Evergreen Egg Decorating Contest! 

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