River's Edge Natural Area
960 West 1st Street
Loveland, CO 80537
(located across 1st Street from Centennial Park)
CONSTRUCTION UPDATES (2015)
8/5/15 Update: Construction progress.
With improved weather conditions in July, the contractor made substantial progress. The stone amphitheater is nearly complete, many trails and pond access points have been repaired, and shoring up of the picnic shelters is underway. The buried "cutoff wall" below the parking lot is complete, providing protection in the event of a future flood. Concrete walks in the Core Area and asphalt paving of the access road should be starting soon.
The majority of the site is OPEN during construction. Signage and fencing indicate areas temporarily closed (see MAP). Please observe construction closure areas for safety. Note that construction traffic uses the 1st St. entrance - pedestrians please use caution.
4/23/15 Update: Construction of flood-related repairs began the week of April 13, 2015.
Parking is available at Centennial Park with walk-in access to River’s Edge via the Recreation Trail underpass at 1st Street. Access and parking are also available at the Thompson School District parking lot at 800 S. Taft Ave via Carlisle Dr. Access from the Recreation Trail is available at the northeast corner of Bass Pond during construction, and from Jayhawker Ponds via the pedestrian bridge between Jayhawker South and Sandpiper Pond.
Damaged areas are identified with signage – visitors should proceed with caution in these areas. Temporary fencing has been installed around the "core area" (parking lot and picnic pavilions), which will remain closed until permanent repairs are completed for safety.
River's Edge Natural Area sustained significant damage as a result of the September 2013 flood. Permanent repairs will be completed during 2015, and a grand re-opening is planned for summer 2015.
Funds from a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Flood Recovery Grant, as well as FEMA flood recovery dollars, will help pay for reconstruction of damaged trails, pond access points and wetlands.
If you require further information, please call the
Parks & Recreation Administration Office at