Thanks to the efforts of over 100 volunteers Rock Creek Trail is now open from Pinnacle Court off Exempla Circle to just north of Horizon Avenue. Boulder County is planning to reopen the Eastern Link trail segment on Two Creeks Open Space sometime later this week connecting the communities of Lafayette and Broomfield once again.
The Open Space Day volunteers made short work of rebuilding Rock Creek Trail. “Our volunteers are amazing,” praised Jeff Moline, the City’s Open Space Superintendent. “They made such quick work of the half-mile repair to the Rock Creek Trail that a large number of folks got to work on smoothing out trail materials and clearing out debris along the Coal Creek Trail near 120th Street.”
Along with the volunteers, devoted members of the Lafayette Open Space Advisory Committee deserve recognition as well as City staff who also generously contributed efforts to Open Space Day. “With the thoughtful and hard-working volunteers we have in and near Lafayette, our Open Space program is top notch”, says Moline. “I also want to give special recognition to Matt Espinoza, our Open Space Maintenance Technician, for all his diligent and exceptional work in preparing for Saturday’s successful event.”
Re-opening Rock Creek Trail provides beneficial connections to our community. As for the Coal Creek Trail, staff is hopeful that segments of the trail in Lafayette can be reopened in the next several months following repairs. Unfortunately, areas with bridge and underpass damage will take additional time and resources to repair. The reality of the restoration work on Coal Creek Trail promises to be a lengthy endeavor.
For information about future trail volunteer opportunities please register online to receive email notifications at www.cityoflafayette.com/trailvolunteer.