Lowry Redevelopment Authority
555 Uinta Way
Denver, CO 80230
Lead Architect / Project Manager
8181 Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
Now with Stream Design
Demolition and Grading
Dog Park Construction
LOWRY EAST OPEN SPACE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS AND DOG PARK
The Army Corps of Engineers, Urban Drainage, Lowry Redevelopment Authority, Denver Parks and ECI were involved in the planning, coordination, and construction of the Lowry East Open Space project. The major portion of this undertaking was the excavation and relocation of the Westerly Creek Channel. Over 35,000 cubic yards of the existing channel was excavated out and hauled away to make room for the new channel and flood plain requirements. ECI was responsible for the extensive erosion and adjacent runoff/water controls due to the flows of Westerly Creek. Sections of the stream banks were flattened to create riparian features with most of the area seeded with native grasses. Cast-in-place stairs were installed on the dam spillway for access by pedestrians.
The limited landscaping and trees were installed to establish a natural relation between the water and the bank of the channel.
The Dog Park annex of the project is located away from the dam embankment and spur dike to allow for maintenance access to the dam. However, it is a welcome addition to the area and is used by many visitors and their pets. The park is enclosed with a 4' fence for safety of the animals and comfort of their owners.