President’s Award of Excellence – Platte Farm Open Space

Valerian Platte Farm Open Space

Valerian received the highest of honors last week at the 2023 ASLA Colorado Award ceremony for Platte Farm Open Space: From Brownfield to Community Asset. This project was awarded the President’s Award of Excellence in Urban Design, with special recognition for exemplary diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The President’s Award of Excellence is presented to […]

Salida Skatepark Grand Opening

Grand opening of Salida skatepark

The Salida Skatepark is now open! The long awaited grand opening was an amazing turnout with skaters and bikers of all ages. The skatepark is located in Centennial Park in Salida, Colorado and is part of the first phase of planned improvements for the park site. Valerian partnered with Grindline Skateparks, Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, and […]

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 […]

St. Charles Construction Update

Construction continues in Denver’s Cole neighborhood at St. Charles Place Park, as Phase 3 improvements bring the project closer to completion. This final phase includes several nature play elements and distinctive gateways to the park. The St. Charles Ambassadors plan to organize one more community build day and anticipate opening the park to public in […]

Coming Soon! Salida Skate Park

Salida Parks and Recreation has begun improvements in Centennial Park, located adjacent to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. These include a 14,000 SF skatepark that will begin construction this November.  Grindline Skateparks designed the world class, high altitude facility and collaborated with the Friends of Salida Skateparks to solicit their feedback as well as […]

Platte Farm Open Space Completion!

FINALLY! It’s been a long time coming… 15 years in the making in fact. Back in 2006 the Globeville Community started working to transform a contaminated brownfield site into an open space amenity for their neighbors. Along with Groundwork Denver, the community began developing a project vision and in 2008 public engagement began. Nearly ten […]

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 […]

Volunteer Build Day at Greater & Greener

Valerian was excited to have our own St. Charles Place Park selected as the site for a volunteer build day by Greater & Greener on Sunday, July 21st. Greater & Greener is the premiere international urban parks conference and explores how urban parks can be designed, developed, programmed, funded, and sustained to meet increasing city demands. […]

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 […]

Update – Platte Farm Open Space

A Platte Farm Open Space update was provided to the residents of Globeville this past Tuesday evening and Valerian is excited to move forward with the construction plans for this unique open space site.