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McKay/Lambertson Open Lands Master Plan

McKay-Lambertson Phase 1 Plan areaProject 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.


On Thursday, September 25, OSTAC and PRAC will meet jointly on the Phase 1 Plan. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Zang Spur Room, located on the lower level of the George Di Ciero City and County Building at 1 DesCombes Dr. Citizens are encouraged to attend and to provide comments on the Master Plan.

After reviewing the project and any updated information and hearing citizen comments, if OSTAC and PRAC determine that they have the necessary information to move forward, a recommendation will be prepared to present to the City Council for consideration.

Previous 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.

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.

Review the Phase 1 Plan.

Next Steps:
Public comments are being received, and a traffic study and parking analysis are underway, which will be completed before the September 25 joint OSTAC and PRAC meeting. Once any revisions are made, OSTAC and PRAC will develop a recommendation on the Phase 1 Plan, which will be presented to the City Council for consideration. A tentative schedule includes design of the improvements in 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.