Northern Shores

At Denver Zoo, the Northern Shores Café playspace is perfect for little “monkeys” to get their wiggles out. There, we installed some climbing boulders, a streambed, and a sandbox. We placed most of these features using our shotcrete method, although we also included some pre-casted crabs and starfish in the sandbox.

In addition to forming the shotcrete rockwork by hand, we also hand-painted all of our work. The end product resulted in a specific and detailed look. By incorporating natural-looking play structures, this space coordinates with the rest of the zoo seamlessly. Although not an animal exhibit, the Northern Shores playspace was another one of our favorite zoo projects.

Northern Shores

2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205