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 […]

ULI – The Case for Open Space

“As Colorado grows, where will we put new urban parks, and who pays?” Recently, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado held a panel on ‘The Case for Open Space’ to a packed audience at the Children’s Museum. With Colorado’s population nearly doubling since 1993 and Denver’s population expected to grow another 250,000 by 2040, the inclusion […]

Valerian at CASFM 2018

Cassie Kalson, Managing Principal at Valerian, will be taking part in a panel at the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers (CASFM) annual conference in Snowmass, Colorado on September 25th. Cassie will be joined by Troy Carmann of ICON Engineering to talk about a common theme –  Dealing With Change in Your Life. Cassie […]

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 on KDVR news!

              If you caught the 4 or 5 o’clock news on Tuesday, you may have noticed a familiar sight – the St. Charles Rec Center! KDVR came and interviewed the teen ambassadors of the new park redevelopment. These teens truly make this a one of a kind project and […]

Sumac Hill Farm Overlook Officially Opens

                    On May 16, Valerian was invited to celebrate the newest amenity along the High Line Canal Trail. Located just a quarter of a mile from the Goodson Recreation Center, stands the Sumac Hill Farm Overlook, a place to pause and take advantage of the expansive […]