Award Winning Neighborhood Park in Southwest Denver
“…Stream developed park elements that pay homage to the many cultures and nationalities represented in the Westwood neighborhood, truly creating a place for the people of the community. I commend them on their diligence and commitment to the project which resulted in “pound for pound the best park in Denver.”” – Sincerely, Hon. Paul D. Lopez, Councilman City and County of Denver, District 3
Stream was selected by Denver Parks and Recreation to transform this one and a half acre parcel into a new park for the under-served Westwood neighborhood. Stream collaborated with LiveWell Westwood, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of healthy and active living, to organize a series of public meetings to engage the diverse community in the design process. This effort earned the 2012 Outstanding Planning Project Award in Community Engagement Award from the American Planning Association and a Merit Award for Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Colorado in 2015. Stream integrated the input garnered from the community to help create a unique identity for the park, which has encouraged the community to take ownership of the project.
The design provides a safe neighborhood park that offers the community healthy recreational activities, flexible play options for all ages, and popular amenities not currently accessible to Westwood neighbors. The new park includes a walking loop, a multi-use turf field, grassy hills, a “four winds” themed interactive water feature, a ball court game area, a skate “spot,” a sheltered picnic area, a custom chrome eagle sculpture by a local artist, and a fabulous new playground.