Berkeley Lake

Shoreline and Trail Improvements

Location: Park in Denver, CO

Berkeley Lake Park is a historic community park in northwest Denver, Colorado, oriented around Berkeley Lake, a 45-acre lake that offers boating, fishing, and passive recreation. The adjacent interstate highway, when constructed during the 1960s, severely compromised the user experience for much of the park due to increased noise and heavy traffic.

The project redeveloped the lake’s edge, providing a buffer between the highway and the lake by introducing a sound wall, an earthen berm, and dense landscape plantings to block noise, attenuate visual impacts, and provide significant new recreational amenities including a new perimeter trail, ADA fishing access, and picnic areas. The project also developed stormwater treatment wetlands and habitat improvements, including fish cover and spawning areas, and upland native habitat along the screening berm.

*A Stream principal served as Project Manager and Lead Designer while with URS Corporation.