As part of the River Vision Implementation Plan, Grant Frontier Park was an aging facility which the city prioritized for replacement. The site included extensive regrading and revegetation, a side channel to the South Platte River, plaza, picnic facilities, playground and a historic gold panning site called “Montana City”. Our landscape team provided a nature-themed playground and several play events constructed of on-site natural waste materials. We were also responsible for providing an educational area with aspects of the Montana City history.
In collaboration with the city, Urban Drainage & Flood Control District, the Greenway Foundation, CDM Smith, THK and ECI, the project received a 2016 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence from the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers.