Walker Branch Park

AddressEast side of Harlan St. from W. 16th to W. 19th. Edgewater and Lakewood, 80214
QuadFort Logan, 1965
SectionS35, T3S, R69W
SourceJefferson Sentinel, August 29, 1996; Edgewater Recreation Department Newsletter, 1995.
Initialdate1997-09-01 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-10 00:00:00-07
HistoryWalker/Branch Park was dedicated August 17, 1996. Members of the Walker and Brach family pushed to have the park dedicated after their relatives, Randy Walker and Michael Branch who drowned in a nearby drainage ditch in 1973. The new park is on the border of Lakewood and Edgewater, with parts of the park in each city. The park totals approximately thirteen acres. The acquisition of land for the park began in 1978. Edgewater, Lakewood, Jefferson County Open Space have worked cooperatively on the park since the early 1980s. The development plans were adopted by Edgewater and Lakewood in 1993. Jefferson County Open Space funds were used to build the $1.2 million park. Development costs were split between Edgewater, Lakewood, and Jefferson County Open Space.