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Chatfield State Park swimming beach to remain closed through summer 2018

Posted at 10:14 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 12:14:50-04

LITTLETON, Colo. – The swimming beach at Chatfield State Park will be closed for the summer because of ongoing construction.

The closure is due to the ongoing construction on the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project and “unforeseen construction-related circumstances,” the park said in a news release.

“It’s unfortunate that the Swim Beach is going to be closed this summer,” said Chatfield State Park Operations Manager Kris Wahlers. “The beach is very popular and not having it available could have an impact on our visitors. However, it’s important to take the extra time to ensure that the project gets done correctly to avoid any issues in the future.”

Construction on the water storage project finally got underway last fall and will continue through at least next spring.

Some of the other areas under construction will open this summer at varying dates:

  • North Boat Ramps – Open as of April 1 
  • Massey Draw – Scheduled to re-open by May 1 
  • Balloon Launch/Deer Creek Day Use Area – Scheduled to re-open on May 1 (ahead of schedule)
  • Eagle Cove – Scheduled to re-open by May 25 
  • Plum Creek Picnic Area – scheduled to re-open by May 25 
  • Perimeter Road – scheduled to re-open by May 25. Use the East entrance from Titan Rd. to access eastern park facilities and the West entrance from Wadsworth to access western park facilities.
  • Jamison Day Use Area – scheduled to re-open July 2 
  • Catfish Flats Day Use Area – scheduled to re-open on July 27 
  • Fox Run Day Use Area – scheduled to re-open on July 27 
  • Plum Creek Nature Area & Trail – scheduled to re-open during the fall of 2018

More information about the closures and the project can be found here.