Master Plans

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

The City of Golden Parks and Recreation Department’s Master Plan was adopted by Golden City Council on January 24, 2008. The plan creates a clear and concise set of goals, policies, and objectives that provides direction to City staff, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the City Council.

Master Plan Update

The Parks and Recreation Department has commissioned a Master Plan Update as part of an effort to update the 2008 Golden Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Learn more about how you may participate in shaping the future of Golden Parks and Recreation.

The final plan in its current form is available for download as pdf files of each chapter below.

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Plan

Chapter 2: Existing Resources

Map 1: Existing Resources
Map 2: Neighborhood Pocket Parks
Map 3: Community Parks

Chapter 3: Issues and Need Analysis

Chapter 4: Master Plan Recommendations

Map 4: Master Plan
Figure 1: Clear Creek Park District Concepts

Chapter 5: Implementation

Appendix A & Appendix B

To see a full hard copy of the Master Plan, visit the Golden Community Center. The plan is available to view while visiting the center.

Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan

On January 14, 2010, Golden City Council approved a contract with Wenk Associates to prepare the Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan. The Master Plan guides the development and redevelopment of the corridor and covers a span of 10-15 years. The Scope of Work is focused on enhancing parkland and recreation opportunities, establishing cohesive character, improving circulation and parking, reducing user conflicts, improving opportunities for events and programmed activities, and ensuring an extensive public process.

The Master Plan public process included an advisory committee of community stakeholders, user and web surveys, public workshops and meetings.

On April 14, 2011, Golden City Council approved Resolution #2117 adopting the Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

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