Park Design, Athletic Fields, Amphitheater

Denver, Colorado

Parkfield Lake Park is one of Denver’s most dynamic regional parks and athletic complexes. In recent years, Stream Design has been retained for additional design and planning services for new facilities and management planning. Complementing the adjacent Parkfield Lake and Montbello Recreation Center, the 35-acre third phase of the park provides a wide range of passive and active recreation opportunities, including a regional-scale athletic complex in an area that previously lacked significant park amenities. The park’s features include open space natural areas, trails, a lake-side amphitheater, an interactive water feature, a dog park, picnic areas, natural and artificial turf sports fields, tournament-grade basketball courts, a skate park, and one of the city’s largest playgrounds. A natural drainage system uses site runoff to sustain a naturally irrigated corridor while providing water quality treatment and detention for site stormwater. The athletic complex features one of Denver Parks’ largest artificial turf sports facilities, including a central football stadium and two soccer fields, which can accommodate multiple field events and tournaments, as well as drop-in games for soccer, football, lacrosse and a variety of other sports. The playground and interactive children’s water feature are inspired by the site’s sand dune geomorphology and incorporate a mix of natural materials and landforms to illustrate natural processes and to create interest and variety in the play environment.

A Stream principal led design while with Wenk Associates.