39th Avenue Greenway (Steele St.)
The 39th Avenue Greenway Natural Playground at Steele St. is the cheery on top of the city of Denver’s 39th Avenue Greenway storm water and drainage master plan which also includes our Globeville Landing Natural Playground site.
The dual parkettes include a Log Mash® play structure and boulder play system as well as sand & water area, large concrete slide, bird’s nest lookout and plenty of custom-carved seating options surrounded by the newly planted flora. An oasis for the community that provides child development opportunities and sensory engagement.
14500 square feet
1815 E 39th Ave, Denver, CO 80205, United States
Project Background, Public Input and Goals:
Through engagement sessions and consultation sessions with the team at ODS were able to reﬁne their mission for the space; create a space for art, music and drama to engage children who aren’t as interested in the typical play facilitated by traditional playground structures and give their children an opportunity to develop an authentic connection to nature. Beyond recess, the ODCMG had expressed interest in using the playground space for outdoor classrooms as well, which led to design adaptations and component that could host as an outdoor learning “hub”.