Grant Frontier Park (Completed)
The complete renovation and expansion of Grant Frontier Park quickly became a welcome addition to the surrounding community. The re-imagining of the park is all about telling stories. A series of narrative threads intertwine in the design, much like the braided channel of the river itself. From regional trail improvements, to the boat-launch jetty and the nature themed play experiences, Grant Frontier Park weaves a rich tapestry, creating one of the richest park experiences along the South Platte River in the metro Denver area.
The structure of the park tells the story of how Denver measures and manages the river’s seasonal flood levels. A series of terraces mark the elevations of the 2-year, 10- year and 100-year flood elevations, which in turn describe the ecological zones from aquatic to riparian to upland. The Montana City interpretive area tells the story of the first pioneers to settle along the Front Range, a tribute to the significance of the history along this section of the river.