Juchem Park

Address: 99th Ave. & Yukon St., Broomfield, 80021

Twenty-acre Juchem Park was a joint function between Jefferson County School District R-1, who built Juchem School in 1955 and North Jeffco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, who would manage and maintain the park, according to the arrangements made between the two parties in 1963. A ten-year lease agreement was negotiated with the owner for water out of the Assmussen Ditch at a cost of $150.00 per year. (The decree for the ditch was dated May 15, 1887 and the water flowed out of Woman Creek, now Big Dry Creek.) The School District added a pumping station and the Recreation District a sprinkling system. Although the lease was paid up until 1968, North Jeffco had not received any water from the Irrigation Company. It was found that Assmussen Ditch had been dry and rerouted out of Standley Lake via Big Dry Creek many years ago. The ditch was legally abandoned February 3, 1988. On the strength of these findings, Juchem Park plans were drastically changed. The pumping station and sprinkling system were abandoned and filled in. The School District planned and developed a contract for a granite-sand play field. North Jeffco entered a contract for $5,200.00 to build a 4.94 acre walkway, which was completed in 1983.
Quad Map/Date: Lafayette, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S14, T2S, R69W
Elevation: 5350
Source: North Jeffco Park Files; State Engineer, "Water Rights Rep ort," June 1989, p. 382.
See Also: Juchem School; Juchem & Quellette Ditch; Juchem Grocery Store; Juchem, Henry J.
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012

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