IT'S OPEN! COME ON DOWN TO JOHNSON HABITAT PARK
As a former landfill dump site, Johnson Habitat Park has been born again. On June 1, 2015, Denver Parks and Recreation and The Greenway Foundation celebrated the renovation of Johnson Habitat Park, the first environmental education-focused park in Denver.
The celebration was lucky enough to have Mayor Michael B Hancock, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with students from Valverde Elementary and the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (DDES) in attendance.
Johnson Habitat Park is a premier environmental education and play experience that includes an outdoor classroom, climbing platforms, rock sculptures, sand play and supervised camping for youth-focused programs through The Greenway Foundation. Today’s ceremony marks the completion of the second of five projects in the River Vision Implementation Plan (RVIP), encompassing over $25 million in planning, design or construction phases along the entire 10-mile area of the South Platte River.
Denver, in partnership with The Greenway Foundation, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is helping remake Grant Frontier, Overland, Vanderbilt and Johnson Habitat Park into wilderness-in-the city spaces. There will also be improvements made to three miles of the South Platte trail between and extending past the parks.
See more photos here!
Click here for a map to the park!