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Cherry Creek State Park road damaged by historic spring rain to reopen Friday

Kara Van Hoose
Northeast Region Public Information Officer

303-829-7143 /

Cherry Creek State Park road damaged by spring storms to reopen Friday, Jan. 26

East Lake View Rd washed out by historic rainfall in May 2023


Jan. 24, 2024


Cherry Creek State Park road damaged by historic rain to reopen Jan. 26


AURORA, Colo. – Cherry Creek State Park will host a ribbon cutting Jan. 26 for East Lake View Road after the road was closed for eight months due to heavy damage sustained by storms in May. The park recorded historic water inflow levels last spring which caused infrastructure washout, wetlands area habitat damage and swimbeach erosion. Road and culvert construction began in early November and cost about $607,000.

Media advisory:

What: Cherry Creek State Park East Lake View Road ribbon cutting

When: Jan. 26 at 9 a.m.

Where: Park at the 12 Mile North picnic area

Contact: PIO Kara Van Hoose, and 303-829-7143


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