On September 13, 2013, Colorado experienced widespread flood destruction from what the media referred to as "biblical" rains. Riverside Park was completely destroyed in that flood.
One year after the flood, on September 13, 2014, the City was able to proudly open a section of the park accessible from 42nd Street. The 7-acre Riverside Lake was opened for fishing and a portion of the trail around the lake was opened as well.
On October 27, 2018 the City of Evans re-opened Riverside Park! This park is home to four softball fields, a playground with a one-of-a-kind climbing wall, basketball AND pickleball courts, restrooms and lots of open space along the South Platte River.