Lollipop Lake at Garland Park

Valerian is the landscape architect for the major drainageway project that will ultimately drain the Tennessee Oneida intersection in Denver. This major pipe project culminates at Cherry Creek. The goals of this project are to decrease property damage due to local flooding; increase pedestrian and driver safety during storm events; and improve water quality for […]

Niver Tributary M Improvements

Niver Creek Tributary M is a two-mile long riverine system draining just over one square mile of developed land. The Niver Creek Tributary M watershed has experienced significant flooding inrecent years resulting in the overtopping of Huron Street. This flood risk resulted in the need for improvements of the channel, trail system, and associated Huron […]

Alderfer Trailhead Improvements

In recent years the Alderfer / Three Sisters Open Space in Jefferson County has seen an influx ofvisitorship. This increase in popularity has resulted in cars parking on adjacent roads causing safetyconcerns for the surrounding community and park visitors alike. Valerian was contracted to assist inthe design of a new parking lot, trail head and […]

Elk Meadow Stagecoach Trailhead

Part of the Elk Meadow Open Space, the upper trailhead off of Stagecoach Boulevard has outgrown current user ship. Valerian and the design team are currently developing a new site plan that will expand the parking lot capacity, add trailhead amenities such as new trail kiosks and vault bathrooms and will relocate picnic areas. Proposed […]


Valerian Salida Skate Park

Salida Parks and Recreation began improvements in Centennial Park in Fall 2020. The park is located adjacent to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center in Salida, Colorado. Improvements include a world class 14,000 SF skatepark. Grindline Skateparks designed the high altitude facility and collaborated with the Friends of Salida Skateparks to solicit their feedback as […]


Valerian 48th Ave

The 48th Avenue greenway corridor is bookended by Lincoln Street and ends with a storm outfall directly across from the National Western Center at the South Platte River. The corridor includes Argo Park, across the BNSF railroad tracks through to Washington Street to the newly aligned 48th Avenue that ends at the Globeville levee adjacent […]


2021 | APA Colorado Honor Award for Public Engagement2020 | ASLA Colorado – Merit Award for Equity, Inclusion & Diversity St. Charles Place Park is located adjacent to the St. Charles Recreation Center in Denver’s Cole neighborhood. Valerian worked closely with Denver Parks & Recreation and the St. Charles Recreation Center for nearly five years […]


Valerian Kennys

For years Kenneys Run had been constrained to an underground box culvert that runs below Ford Street and the parking lots at the Coors Brewery in Golden. Working with ICON Engineering, Valerian helped develop an open channel design along Ford Street to daylight Kenny’s Run. As a part of the project, the Ford Street Streetscape […]


Situated directly on the Ralston Creek Trail in Arvada, Colorado, the Colorado Tap House aims to cater to both the casual beer drinker and outdoor recreation community alike with a natural Colorado themed aesthetic. Designed with a generous bicycle parking space, it invites users off the trail with a view of the spacious outdoor gaming […]


Valerian Platte Farm Open Space

2023 | ASLA Colorado – President’s Award of Excellence | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Platte Farm Open Space is a 5.5 acre brownfield to open space project that is a unique and important example of how to re-purpose formerly contaminated land for community benefit. Platte Farm Open Space is located in the Globeville neighborhood approximately […]