Central 70 Cover Park

Project Details

Project: Commercial Construction

Location: Denver, Colorado

General Contractor: Kiewit

Dates: 2022

Services: Design, Construction, Maintenance

The Central 70 Cover Park was part of the Central 70 Interstate expansion project. The design and implementation of the Cover Park was to help provide a quality public park that would unite the Swansea-Elyria and Globeville neighborhoods after being separated by the I-70 highway viaduct for over 50 years. A unique engineering challenge, the park was built on top of a bridge structure to utilize space that would otherwise be open to the highway below. The park is nearly 5 acres and is made up of a synthetic turf soccer field, a playground with slide and climbing structure, splash pad play area, picnic structures, stage, and event lawn and over 1 acres of landscape plantings. The cast in place concrete planting beds was filled with over 5,000 cubic yards of light weight roof garden soil was imported. The landscape planting consists of 180 trees and over 12,000 perennials and shrubs.