Striking Gold in the South Platte

The location of Grant Frontier Park was one of the first places gold was discovered in the S. Platte River near Denver. 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.

Historic Montana City, a frontier town educational zone was expanded and updated, including a new restroom building. Access to the river and the play areas along the banks are ADA compliant. 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