STAPLETON CENTRAL PARK

CLIENT

PARK CREEK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

 

LOCATION

DENVER, COLORADO

 

SERVICES

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING

Stapleton Central Park

While working with EDAW, Greg Weykamp prepared a master plan for Stapleton’s Central Park and Greenways, which extended the City’s park system through the Stapleton Community. The key organizing element is the formal “promenade”, extending diagonally from the east end at Yosemite Street through the park to Westerly Creek. The park spaces on each side of the axis are designed to contrast with one another.

 

A “central gathering space” is planned in the middle of the park and is aligned with the parkway that extends north from Stapleton’s proposed elementary school. The space will accommodate 1500 people for concerts, public addresses, lectures and other activities.

 

Proposed elements include an “urban forest” at the West End of the park, which will serve to block views to the relatively dense medium rise commercial and residential development that surround it; a series of multi-use trail loops of varying lengths from ½ to two miles long, a play pond, water pavilion, and waterside seating area.

 

Westerly Creek runs through the park and has been recreated to represent a natural high plains waterway. It will meander around numerous bends and islands. Edges will be planted with Cottonwood trees, along with other native plants and grasses. A regional recreation trail will extend along the length of the creek, passing under roadway crossings and providing access from adjacent parks and neighborhoods.

 

A major regional recreation center is proposed on the east side of Westerly Creek to include a 60-80,000 square foot building enclosing an aquatic center, sports courts, and a range of special activity rooms and facilities.

Stapleton Central Park

While working with EDAW, Greg Weykamp prepared a master plan for Stapleton’s Central Park and Greenways, which extended the City’s park system through the Stapleton Community. The key organizing element is the formal “promenade”, extending diagonally from the east end at Yosemite Street through the park to Westerly Creek. The park spaces on each side of the axis are designed to contrast with one another.

A “central gathering space” is planned in the middle of the park and is aligned with the parkway that extends north from Stapleton’s proposed elementary school. The space will accommodate 1500 people for concerts, public addresses, lectures and other activities.

Proposed elements include an “urban forest” at the West End of the park, which will serve to block views to the relatively dense medium rise commercial and residential development that surround it; a series of multi-use trail loops of varying lengths from ½ to two miles long, a play pond, water pavilion, and waterside seating area.

Westerly Creek runs through the park and has been recreated to represent a natural high plains waterway. It will meander around numerous bends and islands. Edges will be planted with Cottonwood trees, along with other native plants and grasses. A regional recreation trail will extend along the length of the creek, passing under roadway crossings and providing access from adjacent parks and neighborhoods.

A major regional recreation center is proposed on the east side of Westerly Creek to include a 60-80,000 square foot building enclosing an aquatic center, sports courts, and a range of special activity rooms and facilities.

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