William F. Hayden Park Trail Improvements

The City of Lakewood is making improvements to two sections of trail at William F. Hayden Park this fall to improve sustainability and the user experience.


Forsberg Park to Green Mountain Trail Improvements

The first segment targeted for improvements is the dirt trail connecting Forsberg Park to Green Mountain Trail through the Alameda Avenue underpass. The trail is exceptionally rutted and erosion continuously floods debris onto the concrete underpass walkway. These issues create hazards to park users and are a continual maintenance issue for park staff. Staff will be adding a significant drainage dip near the underpass to redirect water flow off of the trail, will reroute the connection to the Green Mountain Trail to minimize erosion, reduce the trail grade and create a more sustainable trail surface.

Green Mountain Trail Improvements

City staff is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado (VOC) on the second trail segment, a reroute of an eroded section of the Green Mountain Trail above the Utah Trailhead. The reroute will be a few hundred feet long and include several turns and built-in drainage structures to follow standard best practice designs to reduce erosion and improve trail surface sustainability. The turns will be “in-sloped” turns that are designed to shed water just before and after the turn. In addition, waterbars along Hayden Trail will be rebuilt. Traditionally made with dirt, waterbars are used to prevent erosion on bike paths and walking trails.

All new trail design features have been included to create a welcoming trail experience for all visitors. Click on the map to the right for additional details.

The City of Lakewood is making improvements to two sections of trail at William F. Hayden Park this fall to improve sustainability and the user experience.


Forsberg Park to Green Mountain Trail Improvements

The first segment targeted for improvements is the dirt trail connecting Forsberg Park to Green Mountain Trail through the Alameda Avenue underpass. The trail is exceptionally rutted and erosion continuously floods debris onto the concrete underpass walkway. These issues create hazards to park users and are a continual maintenance issue for park staff. Staff will be adding a significant drainage dip near the underpass to redirect water flow off of the trail, will reroute the connection to the Green Mountain Trail to minimize erosion, reduce the trail grade and create a more sustainable trail surface.

Green Mountain Trail Improvements

City staff is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado (VOC) on the second trail segment, a reroute of an eroded section of the Green Mountain Trail above the Utah Trailhead. The reroute will be a few hundred feet long and include several turns and built-in drainage structures to follow standard best practice designs to reduce erosion and improve trail surface sustainability. The turns will be “in-sloped” turns that are designed to shed water just before and after the turn. In addition, waterbars along Hayden Trail will be rebuilt. Traditionally made with dirt, waterbars are used to prevent erosion on bike paths and walking trails.

All new trail design features have been included to create a welcoming trail experience for all visitors. Click on the map to the right for additional details.

Forsberg Park to Green Mountain Trail Reroute

3 months

Click the map. Then drag and drop pins on the map to comment on the proposed realignment. Scroll or double-click to zoom in, and use the “i” symbol for additional information. Zoom out to see other trails in the park and let us know of your comments about trails in William F. Hayden Park.

*You can scroll or double-click to zoom in


Click the map. Then drag and drop pins on the map to comment on the proposed realignment. Scroll or double-click to zoom in, and use the “i” symbol for additional information. Zoom out to see other trails in the park and let us know of your comments about trails in William F. Hayden Park.

*You can scroll or double-click to zoom in


Green Mountain Trail Reroute

3 months

Click the map. Then drag and drop pins on the map to comment on the proposed realignment. Scroll or double-click to zoom in, and use the “i” symbol for additional information. Zoom out to see other trails in the park and let us know of your comments about trails in William F. Hayden Park.

*You can scroll or double-click to zoom in

Click the map. Then drag and drop pins on the map to comment on the proposed realignment. Scroll or double-click to zoom in, and use the “i” symbol for additional information. Zoom out to see other trails in the park and let us know of your comments about trails in William F. Hayden Park.

*You can scroll or double-click to zoom in