Beginning of the Platte Farm Open Space Project

In 2006, the residents of G.E.S. (Globeville, Elyria, Swansea) approached Groundwork Denver to support them in the process of turning a local Brownfield site into a public park. Dubbed Platte Farm Open Space, the project worked to solve a handful of issues that the Globeville neighborhood faced and continues to face: an overwhelmed stormwater system, blight caused by proximity to industry, and limited access to natural open spaces. During the duration of the project, Groundwork Denver acted as a liaison between the Platte Farm Open Space steering committee, property owners, and Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation.