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Park Street School Campus

Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO

StudioCPG provided landscape design services for multiple projects at Denver Public School’s new Park Street School Campus in the Stapleton Neighborhood. These projects included the Inspire Elementary School (ECE-5), Denver Green School Northfield (6-8) and the site elements that connect them

Project Descriptions:

Inspire Elementary Campus

Grades ECE-5

Collaborating with the design team, StudioCPG provided landscape architectural design, schematic design through construction, for Inspire Elementary school and surrounding campus.

Play is the main event on the school grounds, with three age-separated play pits, play courts with colorful graphics, nature play areas that change and evolve through the seasons, and expansive turf fields. The prairie-inspired landscape connects the site to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal just down the road. The outdoor classroom provides gathering spaces for quiet outdoor activities for groups of all sizes.

Pathways lead from bus and parent drop-offs to the main entrance, and a gateway structure defines a front door from the neighborhood boulevard to the north. Tree-lined walks surround and connect through the property with deciduous trees to provide shade spring through fall and allow sunlight through during the winter.

Denver Green School Northfield

Grades 6-8

Building on the work completed at Inspire Elementary School, StudioCPG was contracted to provide landscape design, schematic through construction for the Middle School Addition. Design includes a new entry for middle school students, bike parking, a small outdoor classroom, picnic tables, animal tracks in the concrete for wayfinding, banner poles and exterior lighting. The exterior planting design continued the existing site character and palette through boulder edged planters with perennials and native planting areas.
Additional tasks included new plantings and an accessible entry for the cafeteria addition, building perimeter paving at the gym, and placement of furnishings throughout the site.

Community Garden

The community garden was designed and built during the Inspiration Elementary School project. The garden beds are surrounded by the playground on one side and orchards and perennial beds on the other. These beds are a variety of shapes, sizes, and heights to accommodate different plants and the people tending them. Working components including compost bins and a storage shed. A group of picnic tables creates an outdoor classroom that is also used for community gatherings.

Park Street Farm

StudioCPG was contracted by Denver Public Schools and the Denver Green Schools Northfield, to build on the previously constructed community garden and provide site design for the Park Street Farm. StudioCPG collaborated and lead the design team starting in schematic design through construction.
The farm project includes a chicken coup, goat shelter and pen, and central gathering/outdoor classroom space. As a part of the SustainEd Farm and Denver Green School Northfield partnership this farm helps educate kids on the importance of healthy food and agriculture.

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