New Walkway Along South Platte Under Construction

Mayor Michael Hancock tours the walkway with Parks officials and construction staff. Photo by David Sabados

Using voter-approved funds from the 2017 Elevate Denver bond, the city’s installation of a walkway connecting Globeville Landing Park on the North to the not yet officially named park in the RiNo ArtPark area on the South is underway. 

Mayor Hancock and Parks and Recreation officials toured the construction site in mid-October. Hancock praised the project as the “type of public-private partnership we want to have.” He also reflected on the history of the Platte, noting that cleanup has been an ongoing project over several administrations, with the reclamation starting under former Mayor Wellington Webb.

The raised walkway will give users a “birds eye view” and a “treehouse feeling” according to Ty Sturgeon, the project manager with Wenk Associates who designed the project.

In addition to scenic views and a pedestrian path away from the road, the project also includes a small amphitheater area for live music and other performances. 

The city plans to complete the project in December or January with a grand opening in the spring.

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