Evergreen Legacy Fund

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Last Minute Schedule Change – Jeffco Evergreen Master Plan Working Session for Downtown Now 3/24/15 March 17, 2015

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This just came in from Russell Clark this morning:

Hello all,

This message is just to clarify that tonight’s meeting will be addressing the Kittredge Activity Center. The Downtown Evergreen Activity Center meeting will be held next week, on Tuesday, March 24th from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm at the Bergen Park Fire Station. Sorry for any confusion on this matter.

Russ Clark

Topic: Kittredge Activity Center
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:15 – 8:15 pm
1802 Bergen Pkwy (Evergreen Fire Rescue Admin Bldg)
Rooms A&B

Topic: Downtown Evergreen Activity Center
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:15 – 8:15 pm
1802 Bergen Pkwy (Evergreen Fire Rescue Admin Bldg)
Rooms A&B



Work Session For Mountain Area Master Plan Update (Revised 3/24/15) at 6:00 at Bergen Fire Station March 14, 2015

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This coming Tuesday 3/24/15 at 6:00 PM at the Bergen fire station, Jefferson County is hosting a working session for the Downtown Evergreen Activity Center as a part of their rewrite of the Evergreen Area Master Plan. They update the master plan roughly every 10 years and it is informed directly by this public process. This is a rare and critical opportunity to have our voices heard and we should try to encourage as many people as possible who have a vested interest in downtown to attend and participate in this important public process. I have attended other activity center working sessions and they are well attended, but not necessarily representative of the full spectrum of needs in our comnunity.  We need to make sure we have representation so we can make our interests known. Issues that we specifically have to face in downtown is CDOT right-of-way issues, problematic building setbacks, and an overall zoning that is inconsistent with the size and shape of parcels that we have downtown (which have existed long before the Jefferson County planning and zoning department existed). Encouraging better vehicular and pedestrian access (sidewalks) and parking are obviously significant objectives. This process does not create a plan to construct anything per se but it does create a guideline that heavily influences all future development applications in the area. It would be great if we could have as many folks from downtown attend as possible. Please help spread this information to the downtown community so they can attend and participate. The workshop is well organized and you don’t need to be an expert, or even vaguely knowledgeable in planning or development to participate. Jeffco has outlined the objectives for these workshops such that the average citizen can provide meaningful input to the Master Plan. Thanks!!


Lake Trail to Begin in April! March 10, 2015

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Evergreen Lake Loop Construction to Begin in April

2-Week Project to Create Road Closures, Detours

Construction on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake Dam, which will create an accessible path between Evergreen Lake Park and downtown Evergreen, is scheduled to begin April 12, and residents should expect to be inconvenienced by road closings for two weeks.

The 200-foot trail connection, a collaborative effort between Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District (DEED), will provide an alternative to the steep metal stairs on the north side of the dam.

GoodLand Construction Inc. of Golden, the contractor, is planning to begin earth-moving work the evening of April 12, weather permitting. Over the following days, workers will install H-piles into bedrock along with concrete, and the concrete trail will be installed the week of April 20.
The project was funded by a $250,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and a $30,000 contribution from the Evergreen Legacy Fund, plus in-kind donations of services and material. The Legacy Fund is derived from a voluntary 1 percent donation on sales of products and services at businesses to support infrastructure.

After GoodLand has completed its work, DEED will use Legacy Fund money to pay for materials and labor for the construction of railings, expected to be completed over the next two weeks.The trail should be ready for use by mid-May, barring weather complications.

Road Closings and Detours

The connector project will create closings at various times along Route 74 between the Upper Bear Creek and Highway 73 intersections with the Evergreen Parkway from April 12 through 23, weather permitting. Some closings will be one lane only, but sometimes the entire road will need to be closed.

  • April 12-13 (7 PM April 12 to 5AM April 13) – One lane closure
  • April 13-15 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) – Full road closure
  • April 16 (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM) – One-lane closure
  • April 20-22 (Full night-time closures for three nights, 7 PM to 5 AM) – Full closure
  • April 23 (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM) – One-lane closure

To avoid traffic delays, the public is urged to detour onto Meadow Drive to go from Route 74 to Route 73. Residents living west of the construction area are urged to use Stagecoach Blvd. instead of Upper Bear Creek during closing hours.

The fishing access parking lot on the northeast side of the Evergreen Parkway at Upper Bear Creek will also be closed during construction.

Project updates and a detour map will be available on the Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) website at www.evergreenrecreation.com.

More Info

For more information, contact the Downtown Evergreen Economic District at contact@evergreenlegacyfund.org

About Evergreen Park & Recreation District

Evergreen Park and Recreation District (EPRD) was formed in 1969 to serve the park and recreation needs of the communities of Evergreen, Bergen Park, Indian Hills, Kittredge and Marshdale. The citizens of the EPRD area place high value in their parks, recreation facilities and programs as an enhancement to the community’s quality of life. This commitment is embodied in the District’s strong parks and recreation system, with its unique facilities such as Buchanan Park, Buchanan Park Recreation Center, Evergreen Lake House, and Wulf Recreation Center.

EPRD serves approximately 22,000 people residing within its boundaries, and offers affordable recreational options to non-district residents. Learn more at www.evergreenrecreation.com.


How to receive funds from the Flood Relief Fund November 1, 2013

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The Flood Relief Benefit, being held on November 2nd is raising funds to help those who have been impacted by the flood. It’s very simple to apply to be a recipient of these funds. Simply fill out the form below and email it to the email address on the form below. Questions can be directed to the phone number on the form below.

Relief form


Evergreen Flood Relief Benefit Saturday 11/02

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We would like to help promote the Evergreen Flood Relief Benefit on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at the Evergreen Elks Lodge from 5:00pm-10:00pm. Please come out and help support the folks who have been impacted by the flood. Information flyer is below:

relief benefit


Huge Thank You to all of the Volunteers and Donors for the Downtown Cleanup Effort! September 26, 2013

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DEED would like to extend a huge THANK YOU!! to all of the amazing volunteers and donors that went into cleaning up our Downtown Evergreen on Wednesday morning and getting things looking back to normal…actually better than normal!


The Evergreen Chamber, EDBA and DEED sent the word out to their respective memberships and the local community for a “restore downtown” effort in the wake of the flood. The time to meet was this past Wednesday morning at 9:00 and we were amazed at the number of people who showed up! The challenges we were facing ran the gamut from flood debris on sidewalks to figuring out what we do with all of these sandbags? The community responded.


In addition, The Home Depot generously donated cleanup supplies, without which the cleanup effort would not have been possible. Additionally, they gave these supplies to downtown for use in future regular cleanup efforts. And for all the hard work, Baskin Robbins graciously gave free ice cream to all the workers as well! Other snacks and drinks were also provided as well.


While the water level and volume is still high, we had to stay safely out of the river at this time, but hope that we can join forces again with Trout Unlimited to do a proper stream cleanup once the water level is safely at it’s normal seasonal flow for this time of year.


We’re so fortunate to live in such a wonderful community that cares so much about their downtown. The generosity has been amazing and we’re still working on how to thank everyone who have helped out throughout the flooding.


DEED to Look Into Providing Public Restrooms Downtown August 21, 2013

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It has been a strong priority for many of the downtown businesses and Evergreen Legacy Fund Members. Until we can identify a property (and a willing property owner) to install permanent restrooms, temporary facilities are being proposed. These would be ADA accessible temporary toilets, concealed behind a tasteful barrier with universal signage. These facilities will not only provide an essential amenity for our Downtown, but also serve to relieve (no pun intended) the needs of our many events in downtown Evergreen. Stay tuned as we zero in on specific locations and designs!