Woodbriar Park was in need of upgrades both to reduce flooding in the area and to provide new, exciting recreational opportunities. The park and stormwater infrastructure around it was constructed in 1971, with the playground added in 1976. The primary goal for this project was to provide temporary stormwater storage while also serving as a recreational area. The park originally consisted of 10 acres of turf grass, a picnic shelter with restrooms, many large trees, and a multi-age playground. The City of Greeley wished to improve the neighborhood by providing a redesigned neighborhood park and stormwater system that was well coordinated with multiple city departments, including the City’s Public Works Stormwater Division and Culture Parks and Recreation Parks Division.
This project produced the construction of temporary stormwater detention and connection to the existing stormwater system. Associated inlets, manholes and other appurtenances were installed to include an emergency overflow. ECI worked with a strategic project team to design the nature play for this park. We repurposed existing trees from the area to construct the playground and adjacent structures.
Owner – City of Greeley Architect | Engineer – Matrix Design Group