Denver Park Annex-Cocalico Creek Greenway Development Project
The Denver Park Annex-Cocalico Creek Greenway Development Project is designed to enhance the active and passive recreational opportunities in the Park Annex by providing an accessible pathway to the Park Annex-Cocalico Creek Greenway, and, by developing the existing greenway in an environmentally sound way that prevents flood damage, prevents soil erosion, protects surface water quality, improves wildlife habitat, provides educational opportunities, and blends the regions natural diversity with man-made development.
The Borough has contracted with Flyway Excavating, Inc. to complete the development Project. Below please find a link to the Plan Set providing details of the improvements planned for the facility:
Denver Park Annex – Cocalico Creek Greenway Development Project Site Plans
The Project is scheduled to begin in January, 2023 and continue through October, 2023. Please note, during the Project, the Frisbee Golf Course in the Denver Park Annex will be closed due to construction. The course will re-open following the substantial completion of the Project.
Funding for this project will be used as follows:
Accessible Trail/Pathway Extension:
- Installation of 1,260 linear feet of an ADA accessible lighted macadam pathway, eight (8) feet wide, linking the existing Denver Park Trail with the existing Park Annex Trail and the Cocalico Creek.
- Installation of 31 LED lights and poles to light the ADA accessible pathways in the Park Annex.
- Restoration of 1.25 acres of streambank along the Cocalico Creek in the Park Annex designed to return the streambank to its natural state with sloping banks.
Forested Riparian Buffer:
- Installation of 1.25 acres of native forested riparian buffer a minimum of 1,000 feet in length by 45 feet in width, located adjacent to the streambank restoration.
BMP/Green Stormwater Management Infrastructure:
- Installation of two (2) rain garden stormwater management facilities designed to infiltrate and treat stormwater caused by the accessible walkways.
- Installation of two (2) Bioretention stormwater management facilities and two (2) vegetated swales designed to infiltrate and treat stormwater caused by the accessible walkways.
Educational and Project Signage:
- Installation of nine (9) environmental informational/educational signs designed to educate visitors about rain gardens, streambank restoration, and forested riparian buffers.
- Installation of one (1) DCNR Project Funding sign at the new trail extension in the Park Annex.
- Installation of six (6) new park benches along the new accessible pathway with three (3) benches being standard park benches and three (3) benches being ADA accessible benches.
- Furnish and install two (2) trash receptacles.
If you have any questions concerning the project or the status of the Project, do not hesitate to contact the Denver Borough Municipal building at 717-336-2831.