Anthem Community Park
News & Updates...............
Grab your bike and get ready to roll because the Anthem Pump Track is opening Saturday, April 1st!
Anthem Pump Track is a series of small rolling hills and banked turns designed to be ridden by BMX and mountain bikes. This track has been recently refreshed, properly irrigated and will be ready for riders soon!
The Anthem Pump Track is currently closed. The goal was to have it open this month but weather has caused delays to concrete and irrigation work. The Anthem Underpass is also closed for safety reasons as the Contractor places a new concrete trail from Sheridan Boulevard to the Underpass. The underpass will reopen on April 1st.
The Contractor has refreshed the pump track, and the mountain bike skills course work has been completed, which will also be opened with the pump track. While the landscaping work has been postponed until Spring 2023, the irrigation mainline is nearly completed. Currently, concrete sidewalks and erosion control work are being completed.
Additionally, Staff is in talks with the contractor regarding Phase 3B work. Due to other Park priorities it may be necessary to wait until 2024 to proceed with this work.
Anthem Community Park is developed on the west side and the remaining phases of the park development on the Broomfield owned parcel east of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company (FRICO) Community canal are referred to as Phase 3A and 3B. Phase 3A will include parking, a mountain bike skills course, 12-foot concrete trail, shade structures, and canopy structures. Additional accessories will include electric vehicle charging stations, bike racks & repair stations, picnic tables, park benches, lighting, and landscaping. Phase 3B of the park is planned for construction in 2023/2024. It includes four ball fields, concessions, restrooms, and additional parking. A pedestrian bridge connecting the new park (east) to the existing park (west) is being planned along with improvements to the existing NW Parkway pedestrian underpass.
On February 17, 2021, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) reviewed the proposed revised scope of Phase 3A and recommended the project move forward with the revised Phase 3A scope.
On March 16, 2021, City Council was presented the Pre-project Review of Anthem Community Park Phase 3A.
On January 25, 2022 City Council approved a construction agreement with ECI Construction Management, Inc.
The 2021 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget includes funding to construct a portion (3A) of the improvements to the 93.7 acre Anthem Community Park located between Sheridan Parkway and Northwest Parkway, east of Lowell Boulevard. See project location map below.
The original plan for the park on the west side of the canal was approved in 2003. The Anthem West PUD Managed Growth and Development Agreement (MGDA) identified shared responsibilities for completing the park between the developer, Newland Communities, and the City and County of Broomfield.
The City received a cash-in-lieu payment in the amount of $3,160,546 from the Developer in December 2020.