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 years later, in 2017 Valerian and a larger design and stakeholders team joined the community in working towards making their vision a reality.

The timeline of a public infrastructure project has many twists and turns but we are so proud to finally see this project come to fruition! Platte Farm is 5.5 acres of open space where Globeville residents and visitors of all ages and abilities can recreate, exercise, and reconnect with nature. The site has been restored to its original short grass prairie to literally heal the wounds left by decades of industrial pollution. Green infrastructure improvements include a detention pond to help with stormwater and flooding in the adjacent neighborhood – as well as feature trails, pollinator gardens, seating, tree plantings, native seeding restoration, fencing and trail connections.

We are grateful to our team, especially to push this project across the finish line during these strange COVID-19 times…

  • ECI Site Construction Management, Inc.
  • Western States Reclamation
  • Denver Parks & Recreation
  • Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI)
  • Mile High Flood District (MHFD)
  • Mueller Engineering
  • Great Ecology