Great Ecology is leading a design team, as part of the Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) restoration on-call contract, to provide a full redesign of Asbury & Tejon Park in southwest Denver. The small (5.7 ac) neighborhood park currently provides recreation opportunities and operates as a stormwater detention facility, but needs playground updates and does not offer the desired water quality treatment. The redesign will create more playable space for park users while also improving the functionality of the trickle channels and basins designed to capture water during rain events to improve water quality before it enters the South Platte River. The emphasis of the design is creating a space that the residents feel connected to, while still providing much needed stormwater management. By improving sightlines and lighting throughout the park, upgrading play spaces, and installing water quality monitoring stations, Great Ecology is helping create a public space that meets multiple, sometimes competing, objectives. The project is beginning Phase II, and construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2017.
Ecological Design & Planning, River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration,
Denver Parks & Recreation