ECI Site Construction Management Completes $15.7 million in Recreation Projects Across Front Range
LOVELAND, COLO. ‒ June 4, 2013 – ECI Site Construction Management’s 30 years of building parks and recreation facilities, and revitalizing downtowns and open spaces – projects proven to boost lifestyle satisfaction of communities – continued with the recent completion of three Front Range projects totaling $15.7 million.
- Margaret Carpenter Park – An $11.4 million project in Thornton, Colo., this park features a nod to sustainability with thoughtful consideration of natural habitats and the addition of a community historic carousel refurbished to become a park highlight. ECI constructed a skate park, 500-seat amphitheater, tennis and basketball courts, fishing piers, and many additional amenities.
- 75-acre Cherry Creek Ecological Park – A $3.2 million project in Centennial, Colo., this challenging job realigned a stretch of Cherry Creek to reverse the effects of severe storm-runoff erosion. ECI collaborated with five different government agencies to revive a natural riparian area home to abundant wildlife and native plant species. ECI created a mile-long channel to divert Cherry Creek during the two-month project, installed 14,000 tons of rock and excavated 60,000 cubic yards of soil.
- Erie Skate Park – A $1.1 million project in Erie, Colo., this 17,000-square-foot plaza is the world’s first Street League-certified public skateboarding plaza. Endorsed by Street League founder Rob Dyrdek – creator of the popular DC clothing and skateboard collections, and star of the “Fantasy Factory” reality show on MTV2 – the park likely will bring professional competitions to Erie.
“My joy is seeing the pleasure people experience at our project sites,” said Brian Peterson, ECI
President. “I recently attended my grandson’s football game at Spring Canyon Community Park in Fort Collins. It was a beautiful day and as I watched hundreds of people enjoying the park, I thought to myself, ‘ ECI’s efforts have a fulfilling, lasting impact on the community.’”
According to the American Planning Association, recreational projects like those ECI builds “…provide formal and informal gathering places for building community. They help to positively influence property values. They give city dwellers a place to connect to the natural world. They make our urban areas more inviting for living, working, and relaxing.”
About Environmental Construction Management
ECI, based in Loveland, Colo., is a 30-year-strong general contractor considered the go-to firm that helps design and build community parks, athletic fields, specialty sports parks and civil projects across the state.
The company prides itself in delivering projects that build a sense of community. ####