We are excited to highlight this project that has been in the works for years. Denver’s newest greenway will be operational in 2020. The 39th Avenue Greenway is a magnificent 12 acres greenway that will start at Franklin & 39th Ave in the Cole neighborhood near the new 38th & Blake train station. The beautiful trail will run east all the way to Steele street with 4 plazas, 86 lights, 2 new pedestrian bridges, 1.8 miles of bike trail, 2.4 miles of new sidewalks, and 13 shade structures. It will connect to the 40th and Colorado train station and almost reach Colorado Blvd.
39th Avenue Greenway Draft Design Concept
The 39th Avenue Greenway and Open Channel will effectively and safely convey floodwater to the outfall at Globeville Landing Park. Outside of storm events, the area will remain mostly dry.This channel is an integral part of Platte to Park Hill: Stormwater Systems. It will be designed using a community-focused approach to provide the following benefits in addition to flood protection:
- Add 12 acres of new recreational open space in the Cole neighborhood
- Enhance community connectivity, including a biking/walking trail between Franklin and Steele streets
- Improve the quality of stormwater entering the South Platte River
Here are some photos of the project in progress.