Johnson Habitat Park

Client Need:

DHM Design won the design competition for Johnson Habitat Park in Denver, CO. This park is part of a larger vision of restoring the riverfront along the South Platte River. DHM created a landscape design which both educated and inspired park-goers to lean about Colorado, nature and the river. Within that design, they included many unique features which required creative constructibility problem solving.

Solution:

Colorado Hardscapes worked with the team to help create large river boulders out of shotcrete for a nestled campground on the site, along with a hollowed out fox hollow tree made of concrete, a compass rose with tactile and colorful finishes, a concrete overlook over the river, and a flower plaza.

Results:

With the use of multiple colors and textures, Colorado Hardscapes worked with ECI to create this one-of-a-kind park for the City of Denver which inspires and educates the community.

Awards:

  • 2015 AGC Ace Bronze Award for Specialty Contractor under $2 million
  • 2015 American Public Works Association – Public Works Project Award for Large Community
  • 2016 Decorative Concrete Council Awards – 2nd Place for Multiple Applications over 5,000 SF

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