creative flood control | urban drainage
Located at the confluence of Westerly Creek and Jewel Tributary, Utah Park is a popular community park for Aurora and a flood-control facility. The $5.8 million park had been a stormwater detention basin with a muddy lake at the bottom and creeks which channeled underground in pipes. Low-lying areas, including a ballfield, regularly flooded when it rained.
We developed a master plan and construction documents that hide the site’s function, transforming it into an attractive park and better functioning detention basin. The park now has beautifully contoured topography, naturalized streambeds, two new ponds, and active recreation features. The 47-acre site has two natural creeks that flow into the park. .
ASLA Colorado - Design Merit Award
ASLA Colorado - Land Stewardship Award
CBS Denver - Top Playground in Denver Area