One of the first places gold was discovered in the Platte around the City of Denver
Over the last several decades, the river was channelized which eliminated access to the river. The centerpiece of the park, a 200 year old cottonwood tree, was protected and is now surrounded by seat boulders, a plaza and picnic area. River access was restored by constructing a secondary channel and concrete jetty, separating the main park from a new island. Access to the river and the play areas along the banks are ADA compliant. Historic Montana City, a frontier town educational zone was expanded and updated, including a new restroom building. A new playground, shade structures, walking trails and retaining walls provide additional areas of play and a new parking lot allows for additional public access.
Owner – City and County of Denver Architect – THK Associates Inc | Engineer – CDM Smith