Discovery Park

multi-generational play | skate park | rezoned land use

Wheat Ridge, Colorado

More Play, Less Retail

Originally zoned for commercial space, this site was ultimately designed for a neighborhood park. This change required amending the previously approved Outline Development Plan. We worked with the Parks Department and City Council, participating in numerous Council meetings, and facilitating study sessions, and public meetings. Three concepts were presented and the final plan was approved by the Council. During the construction document phase, the project completed the Final Development Plan process as well.

The park is located along a major thoroughfare so our design focused on providing a quiet and safe play area. We used a series of streetscape plantings, landscaped beds, and estate fencing to buffer the park from the busy street.

Site features include:

  • Grass multi-use field

  • Amphitheater

  • Natural water play area (that also incorporates existing irrigation water)

  • Restroom and large shade shelter

  • Looped trails

  • Three age-separated play areas

  • Custom climbing wall

  • 12,000 square-foot skate park

Enjoy a video from the skate park grand opening provided by Jesse Johnson (wheatridgetv8) and the City of Wheat Ridge.


Starburst Award

Great Outdoors Colorado