Parkfield Lake Park

Park Design for Athletic Fields and Amphitheater

Location: Denver, CO

Stream was retained to provide design and planning services for new facilities and management planning for Parkfield Lake Park in northeast Denver. The 35-acre third phase of the park provides a wide range of passive and active recreation opportunities, including a regional-scale athletic complex. The athletic complex features one of Denver Parks’ largest artificial turf sports facilities, including a central football stadium and two soccer fields. It accommodates multiple field events and tournaments and offers a space for drop-in games of soccer, football, lacrosse, and other sports. 

Additional park features include open space, trails, a lakeside amphitheater, an interactive water feature, a dog park, picnic areas, natural and artificial turf sports fields, basketball courts, a skate park, and one of Denver’s largest playgrounds. The playground and water feature were inspired by the site’s sand dune geomorphology and incorporate a mix of natural materials and landforms to illustrate natural processes and stimulate interest. A natural drainage system uses site runoff to sustain a naturally irrigated corridor while providing water quality treatment and detention for stormwater. 

*A Stream principal led design while with Wenk Associates.

For portions of this project, Stream principals led the management design and implementation phases while working with Wenk Associates. Stream has been retained for additional design and planning services at Parkfield Lakeport.