St. Charles Grand Opening

We are so excited to finally announce that construction has finished and everyone can go visit and experience St. Charles Park Place for themselves! This project has been a labor of love for Valerian and no doubtedly, the Cole neighborhood. The park has undergone a massive transformation and has been reimagined into a gem that […]

First Creek Park Ribbon Cutting

We are SO PROUD to announce that First Creek Park is officially open! On Wednesday, July 31st Mayor Michael Hancock, Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation Happy Haynes, and Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore were on hand to do the honors and invite neighbors to enjoy this new first of its kind natural play based park […]

Valerian at CPRA Snowmass 2018

Stacey Stickler, Associate Principal at Valerian, will be presenting at the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association‘s (CPRA) annual conference in Snowmass on Thursday September 13. Alongside Denver Parks and Recreation’s Sloane Bullecks, Stacey and Sloane will present, “Children Need Nature and Nature Needs Children”.  Early exposure to nature by children is one of the most […]

St. Charles Kicks Off

Valerian and the Cole community gathered at St. Charles Rec Center on June 2nd for a move in the park. The community gathering was the second time members of the neighborhood had the opportunity to join together and participate in the ongoing design process for St. Charles Place Park. The evening was packed with activities […]

Nature Play Design Standards and Guidelines are here!

Valerian is proud to present the Nature Play in the Built Environment Design Standards and Guidelines! We have been hard at work, partnering with Denver Parks and Recreation, Urban Drainage Flood Control District, Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds and CH2M, to develop a comprehensive guide to what Nature Play is, why it is important, and how we […]