REMEMBERING THE FLOOD. CELEBRATING THE RIVER
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the flood of 1965, The Greenway Foundation and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District hosted a tour of the South Platte River. The tour looked at the affects of the flood and scope of the destruction. Attendees began the tour at Confluence Park to talk through the reconstruction of Shoemaker Plaza.
Then the group hoped on the bus and moved to Overland Pond Park. There the new drop structure at Florida and South Platte River Drive along with the deepening of the pond was examined.
Next the group traveled to the newly renovated Johnson Habitat Park. Attendees explored this park alongside the SPREE Summer Camp that was taking place in the park as well.
Downstream at Weir Gulch Park the group examined the first of the RVIP projects to be completed. This park is located in the heart of Sun Valley. The project included exposing the gulch, a new playground and safe access down to the River.
Finally the group returned to Confluence Park and My Brother's Bar for refreshments on the River.
Take a look at these projects online!
More photos from the tour.