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.


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.


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.


  • 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