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Lambertson/McKay Open Lands Master Plan

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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.

Phase One 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 Master Plan Concept was developed for the area based on guidance from the residents that serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee.

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.

Review the Phase 1 Plan.

Next Steps:
Public comments are being received, and a traffic study and parking analysis are underway.  Once the recommended revisions are made, the Phase 1 Plan will be presented to the City Council for approval. Design of the improvements is anticipated this fall 2014, with construction expected to start in summer 2015.

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