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McKay/Lambertson Open Lands Master Plan

McKay-Lambertson Phase 1 Plan areaScroll to bottom of page to see status as of 8/25/2015

Project Location: 

The McKay/Lambertson Open Lands Master Plan area is 43.8 acres of undeveloped open land next to Westminster’s McKay Lake Open Space located northeast of West 138th Avenue and Zuni Street.

Public Involvement:

On March 20, 2014, Broomfield staff and consultants hosted a public open house on the Phase 1 Master Plan. View comments from the open house.

On April 24, OSTAC hosted a public meeting to review the Phase 1 Master Plan. Read the meeting minutes.

On May 7, PRAC hosted a public meeting to review the project. Read the meeting minutes.

On September 25, 2014, OSTAC and PRAC conducted a joint meeting to review the proposed project. Read the meeting minutes.

Phase 1 Master Plan:

Broomfield’s Open Space, Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan identified the area for potential park improvements and open space preservation and includes regional trail connections across the property. A Phase 1 Plan was developed based on guidance from the residents that serve on the PRAC and the OSTAC.

View the environmental review of wildlife and wetland resources for the site. The highest priority features of the Master Plan Concept have been incorporated into a proposed Phase 1 Plan, which has a balance of active and passive uses both committees and City Council support. The intent of the Phase 1 Plan is to provide public recreational opportunities, park amenities, trails, environmental education facilities, and an open space buffer with habitat enhancements.

1) Adventure Playground
Adventure Playground   
An unstructured play environment at McKay Lake will create an atmosphere of free play that will invite children and adults to touch, interact with, react to, and build an important and lasting bond with nature and natural elements. 

2) Nature Fitness
Nature Fitness   
The nature fitness course will allow people to choose to move through different natural obstacles to help increase balance, strength, and spatial awareness. 

3) ADA Accessible Bike Sports Trails and Obstacles
ADA Accessible Bikes  Adaptive sports trails and obstacles will be fully integrated into the nature fitness course and bike park to provide fun and challenging options for people using hand-pedal bikes, wheelchairs, and other adaptive devices. 

4) Bike Park
Bike Park  A bike park will give people of all biking abilities a fun place to test their skills. It will include a pump track and several obstacle courses. 

5) Habitat Enhancement
 Habitat Enhancement A mix of native trees, shrubs, and grasses will improve the habitat on the south side of the McKay Lake dam embankment.

6) Lake Overlook & Environmental Education
Lake Overlook  A strategically-placed picnic and educational pavilion on the knoll overlooking McKay Lake will allow people to view the lake, observe wildlife, bird watch, and relax and enjoy the outdoors. 
7) Trails
 Trails A system of 8’ wide, ADA-accessible trails with approximately
0.8 miles of soft surface trails and 0.7 miles of concrete trails is proposed.

Additional Information:

Phase 1 Plan
McKay/Lambertson Open Lands Traffic Study and Parking Analysis
Staff Summary - Traffic Study and Parking Analysis - McKay/Lambertson Open Lands Phase 1 Master Plan
Staff Summary - Public Comments from March and April 2014
Staff Summary - Environmental Review - McKay/Lambertson Open Lands Phase 1 Master Plan
Site Elevations from Zuni Street Street

Current Status:

City Council heard a presentation on the Phase 1 Plan at its Study Session on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

After the review, Council directed staff to proceed with hiring a consultant for design of the Phase 1 Plan improvements. The proposed agreement will be presented to Council at a regularly-scheduled City Council meeting in the future, and there will be an opportunity for the public to comment.

At its August 25, 2015, meeting, City Council unanimously approved a consulting agreement with Root House, LLC, for Phase 1 design. The project will begin in September. Design documents must be completed by July 2016, and staff will then bid the construction.

Please Note:
The timing of Phase 2 is subject to future City Council funding decisions.