Olathe Downtown Pocket Park

Date: 8/21/2015 - 6/20/2016
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Location: Olathe, CO

Directly after assisting the Town of Olathe with streetscape plans, they immediately wanted assistance with ideas for and updated pocket park downtown. The current state of the park was not great and it was underutilized as a public gathering space due to overgrown trees, no seating and poor paving.

Through coordination with the community for the potential uses, students developed a series of design options which were refined down to a single plan that best represented the community. They plan to use the concept for grants and when complete will hold street dances, farmer’s markets, craft fairs and so many other activities downtown.

Project Team: Keath Flint (MLA), Jill Troiani (MLA), Chris Endreson (Project Coordinator)
Local Participants: Patty Gabriel (Town Administrator), Monique English (Activities Coordinator)
DOLA Regional Manager: Ken Charles

Colorado Center for Community Development

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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