Since 1974, The Greenway Foundation (TGF) has led the effort to reclaim the South Platte River (SPR) and its tributaries from a virtual cesspool to a place of environmental and recreational pride. TGF has helped to construct more than 100 miles of hiking and biking trails, created 20+ parks and natural areas, design and build numerous whitewater boat chutes, vastly improve the health of the South Platte River Watershed and its habitats, provide environmental education to more than 60,000 school children, employ more than 100 teenagers in youth employment programs, and has facilitated more than $130 Million of environmental, recreational, water quality and flood control improvements to the SPR watershed which have, in return, been an integral connection to over $13 billion in residential and commercial development in the Denver Metropolitan area.
The Greenway Foundation continues to partner with numerous public, private, philanthropic and political partners to create ongoing environmental, recreational and water quality enhancements along the South Platte River and its tributaries. After years of planning and visioning, followed by additional years of fundraising, over $50 Million of projects are in planning, design or construction phases along the entire 10 mile area of the South Platte in Denver. The images in the gallery above are from the construction currently underway at Johnson-Habitat Park. See what we've accomplished & read the planning documents for the River Vision Implementation Plan (RVIP).
Chatfield Reallocation Project
Reallocating water storage space in the Chatfield Reservoir in order to create a sustainable minimum stream flow within the channel of the South Platte downstream of Chatfield Reservoir.