Anthem Community Park

News & Updates...............

Trail Closure Notice: The trail connecting Sheridan Parkway to 160th Avenue, through the NW Parkway Underpass, will be closed starting June 27th.  This will allow for the construction of a new 12-side concrete trail along the irrigation ditch to the underpass.  The trail will be re-opened in the fall upon completion of the new park project. 

Anthem Park Trail Closure Map - Closure is from Sheridan Parkway to W 160th Avenue

ECI mobilized to the site in mid May 2022 and construction is anticipated to take approximately six months. The Anthem Pump Track may need to remain closed until construction of Anthem Community Park Phase 3A is completed in November 2022.  The City will work with the Contractor to evaluate if the Pump Track can be opened safely prior to construction completion.

A few key completion dates are as follows:  Mountain Bike Skills Course - 8/3, Top Lift of Asphalt - 9/20, 12-Foot Concrete Trail - 9/28, Landscaping - 10/24.  HERE is the contractor's initial schedule.  Updates will be provided as construction progresses.Anthem Community Park Phase 3A June 2022

Anthem Community Park Phase 3A


BACKGROUND


Anthem Community Park is developed on the west side and the remaining phases of the park development on the Broomfield owned parcel east of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company (FRICO) Community canal are referred to as Phase 3A and 3B.  Phase 3A will include parking, a mountain bike skills course, 12-foot concrete trail, shade structures, and canopy structures. Additional accessories will include electric vehicle charging stations, bike racks & repair stations, picnic tables, park benches, lighting, and landscaping. Phase 3B of the park is planned for construction in 2023/2024.  It includes four ball fields, concessions, restrooms, and additional parking.  A pedestrian bridge connecting the new park (east) to the existing park (west) is being planned along with improvements to the existing NW Parkway pedestrian underpass.


On February 17, 2021, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) reviewed the proposed revised scope of Phase 3A and recommended the project move forward with the revised Phase 3A scope.


On March 16, 2021, City Council was presented the Pre-project Review of Anthem Community Park Phase 3A. 


On January 25, 2022 City Council approved a construction agreement with ECI Construction Management, Inc.


The 2021 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget includes funding to construct a portion (3A) of the improvements to the 93.7 acre Anthem Community Park located between Sheridan Parkway and Northwest Parkway, east of Lowell Boulevard.  See project location map below.


The original plan for the park on the west side of the canal was approved in 2003.  The Anthem West PUD Managed Growth and Development Agreement (MGDA) identified shared responsibilities for completing the park between the developer, Newland Communities, and the City and County of Broomfield.


The City received a cash-in-lieu payment in the amount of $3,160,546 from the Developer in December 2020.

Anthem Community Park Project Location Map